I do not work in that area but you can talk to a couple of different agents and see who you are comfortable with. You can still continue searching for properties online but just text or email the address to your agent and he/she can lookup the exact status of the property so you do not waste time on bad/expired listings.
I assume you are a serious Buyer. Agreed? OK.
Sometimes you just don't know what you don't know. This is one of those cases and it's not your fault.
The link below should help alleviated all of your frustrations; but it requires a commitment on your part
MLS Data Accuracy â€“ Where to search if youâ€™re â€œwithout RealtorÂ®â€
If you want timely and professional service (without the problems you have experienced) the way to approach this is to contact a local Realtor and make a commitment to them (via buyer contract) and work with that Realtor exclusively in the purchase of your income property.
Consumer sites are not well maintained, but what we have IS updated daily. Furthermore, you will be able to have a local realtor who can actually look at the property personally. This is vital because pictures can be manipulated in so many ways you really have to see a property in person. I am very familiar with the cross creek development as well as the other condo developments in Playa del Rey and Playa Vista.
Do yourself a favor and make a few calls. You will be glad you did!
If it is on the 'net, I would hope it would be accurate and the most up-to-date especially if on a website such as Trulia, RedFin or the like.
I have reconnected with my agent, but I am keeping my options open. I am touching base with a few people, and I honestly feel like buying a home is like buying a car... and that many people are there not for you but to line their own pockets. I have to find someone I will be comfortable with who will be totally and completely honest with me. SO, in essence I am "dating" a few realtors to find what will be the best fit, when it comes time.
Sorry to say, Trulia information is not entirely accurate. If you want to have accurate information, you should ask a knowlegable local realtor, like me, to provide you with current and ongoing accurate information so you are always informed properly.
It's funny you're inquiring about inaccurate data in Trulia for properties in Cross Creek Village. I had the most sales in the complex not last year but in 2011.
When you find a great realtor you're comfortable working with, like me, they will guide you in the right direction.