Dave Anderson, Home Buyer in Simi Valley, CA

why do listings remain on Trulia even after they are under contract or in escrow? This just wastes everyone's ime.

Asked by Dave Anderson, Simi Valley, CA Sun Oct 20, 2013

This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/3120240990-2706-Erringer-Rd-S…

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Hi Dave,

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 31, 2013
Hi Dave,
I have clients who call me and they are all excited by a property they saw on Estately or on Redfin or on Trulia or on Zillow, etc. This data is oftentimes inaccurate. Realtor.com is the only site which receives information directly from the MLS. However, Zillow is now the #1 search engine for buyers. Best advice is to work with a licensed professional Realtor who can navigate you through all of these mountains of data - both inaccurate and accurate - to help you to zero in on a home of your choice.
Our website, http://www.TroopRealtors.com, will offer you further assistance.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 29, 2013
I agree it is a waste of everyone's time. Most of the public web sites like Trulia, Realtor.com and Zillow all show properties in escrow a available.
Good luck,
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 20, 2013
Hi Dave,

Don't you just hate that; finding a property you are interested in only to find out it's already Pending?

You may find value in these links:

MLS Data Accuracy – Where to search if you’re “without Realtor®”


Good Luck with your search!

1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 20, 2013
Hi Dave,
This is an excellent question!
You can effectively check on the status of any listing online, 24/7 by going to the Realtor.com feed, which is updated about every 15 minutes. Or, you can sign up for an MLS Portal through a local real estate agent, and have a personalized list of homes sent to you, based on your search criteria. Actually, unfortunately, there are homes you may be missing that do not appear on the Trulia feed, since they obtain the property info via syndication.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 20, 2013
Because they aren't tied into an MLS feed so they don't get automatically updated. If you want to see all properties for sale, find a local agent who can set up an MLS feed and get you into see off market properties as well.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 20, 2013
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