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Chris Clement, Other/Just Looking in 77901

How many MLS's cover Kyle? Obviously, Trulia isn't the best place if you want to see ALL the homes. I've

Asked by Chris Clement, 77901 Sun May 11, 2008

used ABOR and SMABOR..any others I need to keep an eye on?

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Realtor.com is under the auspices of the National Association of Realtors, so it's going to be your best comprehensive source since they get their feeds from the individual MLS's. They aren't always the most up-to-date though.

You can also google up a realtor in Kyle and use the MLS link on their website. It probably has an auto-capture feature that will get you a call or an e-mail from a realtor, but that's a small inconvenience or it could find you your realtor. The feeds we are given by the MLS to link to our websites are not as convenient to use as our direct access MLS, but the information is the same and it's accurate.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon May 12, 2008
Why don't you use Realtor.com. I think all the listings from all the MLSs will be there in one spot. You can also use yahoo.com
Web Reference: http://www.teamlynn.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon May 12, 2008
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
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To be honest with you your best bet if you have an area of interest is to contact a local agent who covers your area of interest.
The main problem with the various abc's in web sites is the information and how up to date it is.
REALTORS can bring up the most recent information based on a profile you help to determin and sent the program up so as new listings matching your interest are emailed to you as they hit the wire.
If you need help in the Kyle area I would be glad to assist, just drop me an email kevin.roy@ERA.com...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 19, 2011
Dear Chris,
Neither Trulia nor Zillow are tied the the Multilpe Listing Services for those areas. Youre best bet is to choose a Realtor and have them set up a home search based on your home criteria. You want a Buyers Agent to help you with the transaction. If you see a home and call the Listing Agent, to see the house, you should know the listing agent works for and represents the Seller. You want to have a Realtor representing your best interest.
If you would like me to create a search for you I would be happy to do so. I am working with a local builder working in Kyle and I have been holding some new construction homes open in Four Seasons Farm. Feel free to drop by 431 Summer Drive 11-5 Sun-Thurs or 11-4 Saturday to meet and discuss how I can help you.

Keller Williams Real Estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 11, 2010
There are 2 MLS for Kyle. Realtor.com is the most comprehensive site for listings. However, a large number of homebuyers assume that all the properties listed on the website are available for sell or active properties. They don't notice the status area that shows pending pending taking backup.

If you want to cut down your hours of looking on the website, contact a local realtor to set you up on client gateway with your criteria. This will definately make your home search more easy.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 10, 2010
Realtor.com will have many of the available properties but your best option is to have a REALTOR set you up to receive the current listings and any new listings that become available directly to your personal email address. I do this for my clients all the time. In todays real estate market most buyers enjoy being part of the home search and using a gateway for all listings is a great resource for a REALTOR to share with their clients.

I would be delighted to assist you if you are looking for a qualified REALTOR in the Hays County area. My website is http://www.yourrealtylady.com

ERA Millennium Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 7, 2009
ABOR and SMABOR are the only two systems in Kyle. You can do searches for Kyle on my website http://www.BuyersHouseRealty.com

Gavin St.Louis
Texas Managing Broker
Buyers House Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 18, 2009
Dear Chris,
You best bet is to use http://www.Realtor.com website for searching, as it is linked with the Austin Multiple Listing Service. Then you need to find a good Realtor that can assist you with your purchase. Buyer Representation does not cost you anything, the Seller pays all Realtor fees. Make sure you have a Buyers agent on your side, so you don't leave any money on the table. I would be happy to assist you with your home search. Of course you may call me if you have other questions, or if you would like me to email you all of the currently Active Kyle listings. Have a great day & good luck with your new home purchase!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 25, 2008
ABOR and SMABOR are the two systems that cover the Buda/Kyle area. It just depends on whether the listing agent is a member of one or both where it gets listed. If I can be of assistance please let me know - I would be glad to help you in your search.

Shelly Barnes
Web Reference: http://www.LloydBarnes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 19, 2008
The problem with just searching the web is this. Some agents do take the extra time to manually input thier listings in multiple websites, however, once they are sold, or a price changes(or any other change for that matter) occurs, they either forget, or just don't take the time to manually make those changes. In essence, what happens is, you are looking at homes you feel very interested in, and they may not even be on the market. On the flip side, if a REALTOR hasn't input into that specific site, you won't even know certain properties exist. Even on some REALTORS websites, they have properties that are no longer for sale. REALTOR.com is good because all properties put into MLS are automatically fed onto the website, however, you are still dealing with a lag, and in many cases, incorrect info. That is why it is important to work with a REALTOR who can keep you on top, and in the know. And it's FREE!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 14, 2008
I found NeighborCity.com to be helpful. They have over 170k listings from multiple MLSes in Texas. Looks like only 325 in Kyle though.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 14, 2008
Chris, I know most agents will just say, use my site. Your thought is duh, of course you will say that, but there is some validity to having an agent working for you. A couple of benefits is that a REALTOR can email you the second a property becomes available that fits your criteria, saving you from hours on different sites searching. In my case, all services are free to you. Let me know what you are looking for, and I will set you up with your own personal website with ALL properties that fit what you are looking for.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 14, 2008
There is only one offical MLS that will cover a city, you need to locate a realtors website which is real time
Web Reference: http://www.lynn911.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 11, 2008
You can find a few on my web site. Realtor.com is one.
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