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TTrain77, Home Buyer in Lake Forest, CA

You all realize that Trulia posts property without consent of owners and some of these properties are not even being sold, due to it's public?

Asked by TTrain77, Lake Forest, CA Wed Jun 27, 2012

information I guess they get the advantage but I know for a fact that a property is NOT FOR SALE right now but realtors get a list and jump the gun to get first crack when it comes to property in probate or foreclosure......I assume others sites like this get to do this as well............the vultures are out to make their money money money. It's the business and now the desperate buyers and sellers beware

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 29, 2012
Good advice here is connect with a reputable, experienced local Realtor if you are either selling or looking to buy as they have access to the most updated data on behalf of their clients....

Problem solved.... I agree if and when a property shows up as for sale, but really is not
very confusing...... if for sale on Trulia you should easily see the contact info for the listing agent!

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 29, 2012
TTrain77 -

What is your actual question ?

Thom Colby
Newport Beach & Palm Desert CA
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 28, 2012
Public information includes Notices of Default, this is what Trulia & other sites like this are reporting. They don't need the consent of owners.

If you're upset about this, maybe it's because you're in default on your loan & your home is being blasted here on Trulia as being in default.

I can help you! You should strongly consider doing a short sale before the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act expires at the end of this year if you're terribly upside down.

I wouldn't be posting this answer if the banks actually gave a gosh darn about REALLY helping homeowners through loan modifications, which they ARE NOT 98% of the time. Thanks to this being public information I can reach out & help homeowners in distress. No, I'm not a vulture.

Shoot me an email directly if you'd like to talk to me some more. I don't look back on this same Trulia thread for answers posted after mine.
562-430-3053 c
Realtor Since 1996
Main Street Realtors
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 27, 2012
Hello TTrain77,

I believe the sites like Trulia and others mentioned previously can state this information because it is in the public domain. If a property owner is unfortunately in trouble and a Notice of Default (NOD) is filed then Trulia is providing that public information, as you mentioned. I agree that this is not good and wish it did not look like a listing (very confusing) but I do not know how to change it.

There are vultures in all fields and there are Realtors that work the distressed market and yes they look at the NOD lists to find potential clients. If they do this with the intentions of helping someone out of the situation they are in or not is unknown to me. Regardless it is a reality.

I know many Realtors that are good at what they do and are in trouble themselves so believe me when I say this economy hit us all hard, Realtors too. We have the same bills and maybe more (ie. additional car insurance, pay own medical and retirement (what's retirement), etc....

I hope you are doing OK in these hard economic times we are all in but if you have a gripe and its economy related you can voice your opinion at the ballot box this November. Write your congressman or something since I don't know what writing this post here will do other than make you feel better. Public information is just that, public.

Good luck,
Brian Wilson, Realtor
DRE# 01321478
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 27, 2012
Everyone's just trying to make a living. But I agree, I hate it when sites like Zillow and Realty Trac post properties that have a Notice of Default as a listing. It's unfortunate, because agents and buyers alike are just out looking for new listings and most of the time these are not real. I don't know how they are allowed to do it, but they continue to get away with it. Often it's a default on a 2nd mortgage, a smaller amount, i/e. $64,000 on a 2 million dollar home, and then the floodgates open! I always tell people if it looks too good to be probably is.
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