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Samjhana, Home Buyer in Alameda County, CA

how can i contect good realstate?

Asked by Samjhana, Alameda County, CA Sat Jan 26, 2013

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I'm not sure if your question is about this particular property or if you are asking how to find a good Realtor ...

Let's start with the property: if the listing has the logo for RealtyTrac ...

Then what you are seeing is NOT an actual listing … it is an advertisement for RealtyTrac.

RealtyTrac is a provider of data for distressed homes. This data is used by investors and Realtors to track distressed homes. When you see the RealtyTrac logo, you are not looking at a home that is actually available for you to buy: what you are seeing at is either (1) the notice of default for one of the mortgages on the property in question, (2) a notice of an impending trustee sale or (3) a notice of a completed trustee sale.

RealtyTrac notices can be very deceptive because they usually give loan amounts, not the purchase price or fair market value. When and if this particular property hits the market, it will be at market price for the neighborhood.

Bottom line: RealtyTrac is trying to get you to sign up for their service.

The following links may be helpful:

When Is The Price Not The Price?

It’s Too Good To Be True: REALLY – Top 4 Buyer Myths

If you want to know when these or similar properties will actually hit the market, have a Realtor set you up with an auto-feed that will alert you the moment they become active on the MLS.

If you are looking for a good Realtor, then as Barbara mentioned, this is a good place to find one.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013
This is a way to find a good realtor. One who will answer your questions, help you in the home buying process, explain the differences among the properties offered, and negotiate for you and represent you. The best thing for you, I think, will be to sit down with an agent and ask all your questions, and let them ask you questions too. See if they are a fit with you and are willing to work hard for you, if they seem knowledgeable and willing to help.
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