Although it is under agreement, in this economic climate you never know when deals may fall apart, even up until the eleventh hour. Having an agent keep a pulse on whether it settles or not is always good. Also, if you are looking for something along these lines/criteria it is best to develop a working relationship with an agent who can update you regularly with email notification about the actual status properties you are interested in. As you can see, soley relying on real estate search sites doesn't always give you a "real time" understanding of a listing's status. If you would like me to send you an example I would be happy to.