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mark, Home Owner in Florida

why are realtors so lazy to remove listings of houses that have already sold and actually have new owners in those houses ?

Asked by mark, Florida Mon Feb 18, 2013

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Hi, Mark,

I sense your frustration. Maybe the best answer to ask is "Where is the best place to get up to date information on homes that are currently for sale?" - The answer will always be to go direct to a Realtor who can provide you information and listings gathered from their local MLS (Multiple Listing Service).
Good luck with your search. I do not live in Florida but can refer you to a local Realtor in the area - just call me.

Diana Ramirez
Keller Williams
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
We do place them as pending and then closed in MLS. We do not place listings on Trulia. They are picked up from our MLS by Trulia. If things are still showing active on Trulia it is because Trulia has not updated from our MLS. We are not being lazy we are being active with our listings with the tools that we have.

I hope this helps clear up some of you feelings about Realtors. We work hard for our property owners and with our buyers. We try to keep things up to date and answer questions as soon as possible.

Cheryl M. Blanton
Remax Professionals
Gainesville, FL
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
There is a great big misconceptions that the uninformed and folks like STEVE the mortgage broker perpetuate. Agents do not add or remove data from aggregate websites. There are THOUSANDS of these aggregate websites that obtain data from third party data aggregaters. Trulia, for instance, receives data from ListHub. Listhub and websites like Truilia and Zillow can change, alter, suppress, substitute data to serve their advertising purpose. Being able to say "12 million homes for sale' attracts folks like you. 30% of those home sold long ago. THE AGENT HAS NOT RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING THE DECISIONS THESE SITES MAKE.
The agent did not put the data on the website.
The agent did not give consent for the data to appear here.
The agent is not responsible for the accuracy of the data appearing here.
The agent may not be aware the data appears on THOUSANDS of these sites.
Rather than sling 'lazy' insuts, you should invest the energy to REAL the TOS of sites like Trulia.
Steve should also.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 19, 2013
You have such a way with words;
are you a Diplomat or just nasty by nature?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
I love you how you assume "laziness" on agents' part as an explanation for outdated online listings.

Online listings are disseminated from the MLS which is our database for entering and sharing information about listings with other agents. Legal changes about 10 years ago allowed for that info to be shared outside of the MLS - which is when all of these real estate sites that feed off our data begain popping up and when buyers became able to access real estate listing info all over the internet.

MLS listings typically ARE updated very quickly. That's what we control. Many / most of the websites that feed off our MLS data are beyond our control.

Alternatively, we could go back to the days when the only way you would get info about listings is by calling an agent.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
Most real estate agents remove listings within 24 to 48 hours but the feeds to all the real estate need to be cut off and this takes a little longer.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
This is a very busy time of year for us here.

This isn't fed by the MLS, if it were, the status would change automatically when it does in the MLS
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
Trulia, Zillow and similar sites do not own the info, they just copy and forward...so the info is rarely updated when it comes to sold.

Info on the MLS is constantly updated. Any active agent can supply you with a current list and sent you updates weekly. Best part, having a buyers agent is free and they represent you. Go to the green tab above that reads "find a Pro", enter your zipcode. Select one of the agents that show up and contact them. Ask them to place the offer for you on the property...they will look after your interest. Was this answer helpful? If so please click the green Thumbs Up next to my name.

Tony Vega
La Rosa Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013

Realtors do remove their listings within 24 hrs of receiving a valid contract. Websites continue to advertise bad information to lure you in.

Tracy Hoyt
Prudential Tropical Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
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