The Multiple Listing System in Arizona uses several codes to explain current Status on a property -_ ACTIVE (available for offers), ACTIVE WITH CONTENGENCIES (contract in - accepting back-up offers), SALE PENDING (under contract and contingencies are typically removed file is processing forward!) and CLOSED (file has transferred).
I hope that helped you better understand the status issue. Often people will look at Realtor.com or Trulia.com and ask WHY we can't show a home when in fact it is already under contract! Feel free to go to my website and set up your own search to look for homes using the actual MLS System used by AZ REALTORS! it is live time so if an agent adjusts there listing, it will update when you refresh your screen!
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