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Fuzled, Home Buyer in 48386

Why would a Realtor list something 2x? Yesterday a listing was posted for 5087 Tim (Independence Mi) as if it's available. But the real address

Asked by Fuzled, 48386 Fri Apr 30, 2010

is 5087 Timber Ridge Trail which had Highest and best due 4/27 per the Trulia listing posted by the same agent 4/23. This seems deceptive.

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As Jay states, Trulia is great for many things but if you are in the process of buying a home, it's important that you have the most accurate, up to date information. The email alerts that we can send out through our multiple listing service can keep a buyer informed of all new listings and status changes (can be alerted daily)

The tools and technology Realtors now have at their finger tips can be your beneft.
Realizing that people are not always ready to work with a realor (for whatever reason) we want you to still have the opportunity to be informed with accurate and timely information.

I have included a link to a page where you can input search information and you can even set up the search so that you are alerted when new properties meet your criteria. It's what our company calls our "1st to Know" program.

Search for Property http://www.kaypearson.com/search-for-michigan.html
1st to Know http://www.kaypearson.com/search-for-michigan.html

Best wishes and thanks for raising the question,

Kay Pearson, CRS
Associate Broker
Real Estate One - Max Broock
31 S. Main Street
Clarkston, Michigan 48346
Web Reference: http://www.KayPearson.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 1, 2010
True, true, true--Chip is right on the money. The way to get the most accurate listing info is to allign yourself w/ a good agent and work with them as a team. The best & hottest deals are being snapped up within a couple of days of hitting the market via the Realtor MLS (multi-list system). Get yourself in a working relationship with a good agent who can set you up to get automatic daily email updates for new listings and price reductions within your area/criteria. If you are relying on public access sites for the freshest info, you are setting yourself up for a big dissapointment. Sorry Trulia! You're great for tons of other stuff. ;)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 30, 2010

In the Realtors MLS system, which most will agree is the only
way to see accurate listings of properties, 5087 TIMBER RIDGE TRL
is shown for sale in only one listing.
If the listing was updated to show the request for highest & best offers,
the 2 listings may have overlapped in Trulia until the system was updated.
There are no dual listings on this property with the MLS.

It appears an offer was accepted on 5087 TIMBER RIDGE TRL 4/29/2010.
That update information is shown within the MLS system which is up to date.

There are other properties available in that same neighborhood.

Chip Andis
Cell (248) 931-0084

34 S. Telegraph Rd
Waterford, MI 48328
Office (248) 886-0000
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