This is one of the primary reasons to hire a licensed RealtorÂ®. Only a RealtorÂ® has direct access to the most updated real estate system (the MLS). Everything else, like Trulia and Zillow, rely on feeds that are not updated in real-time.
Why is it important to use a system that is current and updated in real-time? Well, so that you don't waste your time locating a home you love only to discover the home has been sold for months!
Avoid the frustration!
When the listing is sold and updated in the MLS that info never gets to Trulia for months/years since there appears to be a disconnect in the datafeed due to the inconsistent listing info. Creates situations where realtors are spending hours researching listings that buyer/clients are asking about which understandably a significant waste of productive time for all.
Trulia acknowledges that this scenario exists and protects itself by stating that they ask posting agents to affirm that the listing is theirs. We see how well that works...
Technical answer but hopefully it will make buy many buyers more aware of the situation and understand that their realtor is not "hiding" properties from them by not showing them "active" properties from Trulia or other sites that are not real time. Trulia has some great info so this flaw is often overlooked. Homeowners/buyers can call me, or other realtors, if they would like to check on the availablity of properties.
If you are interested in receiving information on real estate here in the Ft. Lauderdale area I would be happy to assist you. I am a top producing full-time Realtor.
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the reason is that the online portals get their data from the local MLS automatically. That means the realtors for example in Fort Lauderdale where I work put their listing data into the database. This database has to be update in a timely manner according to the local realtor association regulations. This MLS data is pulled by the different online portals but mostly not in live time. The update of that online portals may be every few days or once a week or any different time frame.
Therefore the best way to get the most accurate data on an interesting properties is to contact a local realtor who has the access to the live data.
It will be my pleasure to get you the property you want and help you to save time.
sunny greetings from Fort Lauderdale, FL
Lic. Real Estate Broker, GRI, CIPS, TRC, BPOR, SFR
Florida Dream Homes Realty
It seems that all large real estate portals like Zillow; Yahoo Real Estate and Trulia are very slow (if at all) to remove non active/sold listings....
Meir Aloni & Team
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