I've spoken to our email engineers about this and they said that they've updated our code to ensure that open house notifications are indeed sent before the open houses in question occur.
Would it be possible for you to forward the late notification you received so I can pass it along to them for review? If so, please send it to emily at trulia dot com.
Thank you for your help!
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I am a Realtor in the area, and I would be more then happy to gather a list for you. However if you are obtaining this list with another agent then you need to let them know the list is arriving late.
If you are not working with a Realtor then you can send me a email with a list of what you are looking for in a house, bedrroms, basement, bathrooms, square feet, price, etc... I would be happy to gather a list for you and forward to you in time for you to see the houses.
You can email at email@example.com, or if you would like to speak on your goal of purchasing feel free to call me at 732-874-0928.
Best of luck in your search for your dream of real estate
I have a friend who is an agent in that area who could set you up with notifications and you would get them on time. He and his father have been agents in the East Brunswick / Long Branch area for 30 plus years. Let me know if i can help and refer him to you. Have a good weekend and good luck!
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If it is Trulia, you may want to contact a real estate agent who will have more immediate access to open house information (because after all Trulia gets the information from Realtors, so you may as well go to the source).
I know on the MLS out here there is a way to post & search for open houses, so I have a feeling that your area's MLS probably also has similar features. Of course a real estate agent often wants to accompany you to the open houses, so if that is what you are trying to avoid at this point/are just looking without wanting to feel like you are wasting anyone's time, then just let them know that from the beginning that once you are finally ready to buy you'll seriously consider using them just like any other real estate agent you'd be considering. It's not a real estate agent's ideal relationship with a client, but it's better than no relationship.
If you are already working with an agent, and the open house info they send you is a day or so late, then it sounds like you need a real estate agent with better access to the MLS/better prospect management system.