I am sure you are under the belief that realtors aren't worth X% for the "little" work they do. This seems to be a missconception of realtors everywhere, truth be told what ever X5% equals if often not enough to make a realtor rich and retire anytime soon. The money earned by realtors working for their clients comes a cost to the realtor actually. As one gentlemen answered we have thousands invested in training, licensing, and monthly bills, then we might have 20 buyers we are working with an statistically only 70% of those will actually go to the closing table so that means 30% of our time is being used with no income at the end of that line. NOW, the banking systems had "Catastrophic Failures" at 10%!!!! 10%, come on, I wish i only waisted 10% of my time, and could call in for rescue of a bail out...HA....I digress that is a whole other subject.
My point is, realtors the good, professional ones who spend time learning the market trends, studying economic indicators are often worth much more than the X% they are earning. You can use the MLS for free but using that information to your advantage as a buyer is a trick, and the reason you need to hire an Expert Realtor!!!
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Call me and we can visit about what you want in a home and I can help you and make the processe easier rather than sorting through many that won't be of any interest or value to you. Call me ....Kathleen and my contact info is 281-799-4002 or KathleenRealtor1@gmail.com.
Hope you have a safe week. Kathleen (281) 799-4002
There are many "public" sites that offer much of the information that's provided on the MLS, but it's been slightly filtered, to make sure that proprietary and private information is not exposed to the public.
Thank you for your reply and the good word. I really appreciate it. It seems we will make time to put out a negative response but the time you took to reply with a POSITIVE reply is GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Thank you, Kathleen (281) 799-4002
Contact a local agent who pays to be a member of the MLS and request that they send you property listings based on your search critera. You can start getting information today.
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If you need any further advise, when you are ready to buy your home, please consider calling me for a straight answer. If I am not in your specific area, call me anyway. I have been in the business over 15 years and know agents all over Houston that will give you the right representaion.
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The public can access the Houston MLS through HAR.com or web sites like mine http://www.MarkKnowsHouston.com It is limited access and does not show details like sold prices.
Only Realtors that are members with the Houston Assoc of Realtors have access to the full MLS system which include sold prices and the ability to perform more detailed searches. Let me know if I can be of some assistance to you. I assist many buyers in researching properties prior to purchase.
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As noted below, http://www.har.com will give you public access to MLS listings. You'll see photos (now up to 32) in a gallery format, along with a description, room measurements, open house schedule, and other such features. However, if you wish further information, such as how long the property has been on the market, any price adjustments, or other such facts that will help you make an informed decision, you'll either have to become a Realtor or engage the services of one. Incidentally, the expertise of buyers' agents come at no cost to their clients, as they are compensated by the sellers' agents. Should you wish additional information, please feel free to contact me ... (713) 213-6350 or email@example.com. I wish you well with your search.