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John, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA

1. I'm a first time home buyer, when I search houses on, a lot of the houses are not listed on

Asked by John, San Jose, CA Thu Jul 23, 2009
Why is that?


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Hi John,

There are many websites that support today's home buyers. Finding the right fit is much like buying a reasearch the product, you talk with other people, and you test drive it prior to making a decision. We assume you are seeking a reliable, comprehensive, and up to date format to gather information.

Our recommendation is to do some experimenting to see what site meets your specific needs.

Good luck
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Zillow is as many sites are not always up to date and accurate. What I do is put my clients on a prospect hot sheet list so that each day they get the new listings. I am not sure if the mls in San Jose offers that option as we are a different mls. Ask around and maybe a local real estate pro in your area will answer the question.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 23, 2009
Hi John
I am not sure, but I don't know if all the MLS systems automatically feed into Zillow. Agents may have to claim or input their listings. I have found that site to be lacking.

You are much better off checking out, or even here on Trulia, too.

Better yet - (and you know I just have to say this...) find a great Realtor in your area, and let them help you sort through al the listings and find your first home!!!

Congratulations in advance, and good luck in finding the perfect place to call home! (Don't forget that first time buyers credit out there waiting for you if you qualify!).

Best wishes,
Debbie Rose
Prudnetial NJ Properties
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