In our MLS, we must label properties that are under contract as "Backups Requested" under a category called "Add. Status." Trulia doesn't pick up that category. The information about listings is an automatic feed from the MLS to Trulia. Brokers can edit on Trulia (we can't on most websites), but Trulia only gives us the following categories to select from: For Sale, Sold, Pending, Active Contingency, Off Market. We would not select Pending until a property is has already gone through the buyer's due diligence period and is ready to go to closing. So the only way to solve this is to ask Trulia to provide a new category of Backups Requested. Hope this explanation helps. Feel free to call or email if you have further questions!
Kerry Kathleen Finn
RE/MAX Mountain Realty
I know how frustrating it is for me, when I get an internet inquiry on a listing of mine that closed months ago...and was reported as closed on my MLS - bu it still shows as active on some online sites.
As an FYI - In my area, homes are not listed as "under contract" for several days after a contract has been signed. We have an attorney review period, so although the house is showng as active, there is already a signed contract in place.
In my opinion, overall, the most reliable listing information is from Realtor.com and the local MLS online.