How can one get access to foreclosure listing in Alpharetta without paying the monthly charges?

Asked by Ketan, 30005 Wed Sep 2, 2009

I am moving into Alpharetta and planning to start looking and buy a home. I see that there is a good amount of foreclosures available in the area, but all of them required to pay monthly fees in order to view them.

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Voices Member, , Benton County, OR
Mon Sep 7, 2009
For browsing actual foreclosures listed for sale ect.. you may find this useful

The Banks and the Gov. have created sites to provide the public with access to their properties for sale listings..(REO/Foreclosures) and information on the Bid/Purchase process.

Sites like.... .... ...

The links to these Bank and Gov. sites can be found here....

If it's Tax sales you're interested in then you may find this search engine useful...…

Good hunting, Dunes
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Louise Linds…, Agent, Alpharetta, GA
Wed Sep 2, 2009
Go to and click on Foreclosure Properties. You will find all the listed foreclosures here and it is FREE!
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Kevin Pind, Agent, Alpharetta, GA
Tue Sep 8, 2009
I am a Buyer's agent with Prudential Georgia Realty's REO Division and would be happy to provide you with our list of foreclosure listings that is constantly being updated as the Listing side of the team brings new properties on the market from the different banks. Aside from that, I can provide you with all of the listings that are currently for sale as foreclosed properties. Buyer representation does not cost the Buyer anything in Georgia and most of the services that you mention besides being fee based are also uploading public data that is typically out of date and will not help you secure a property in a timely fashion. I will be glad to elaborate as there is so much more information you you will need. Please visit my website at
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JP Ramirez, , San Diego, CA
Mon Sep 7, 2009
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Divine, Both Buyer And Seller, Atlanta, GA
Wed Sep 2, 2009
Hi, Ketan,

I was looking at foreclosures and got a little frustrated at how they all seemed to get away before I could even make an offer. I'm still hoping, but man, it's competitive. I tried the "pay" searches and they were awful so save your money. I ended up going to and they actually built me a custom foreclosure link that I can click on whenever I want to run a search of active foreclosures. They didn't have the search I wanted on their "canned" list of foreclosure searches, but they made me one that works great.

They didn't charge me.
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Deryk Harper, Agent, Alpharetta, GA
Wed Sep 2, 2009
Hi Ketan,
We actually live and work in Alpharetta and are very familiar with the foreclosure/short sale market in our area. We have helped quite a few Buyers to get great deals on either short sales or foreclosures in the last two years and know the process well. We just closed a short sale last month that got our Buyer an almost brand new home for under $200,000 in a neighborhood that had been selling as high as $260,000 to $280,000. The entire process of making the offer getting the contract accepted and closing the sale was completed in less than 30 days.

We also just got another Buyer under contract yesterday on another short sale that will close on the 22nd and we negotiated the contract in under 3 days. That's pretty much unheard of response time in the short sale market.

I agree with Hank below. Do not spend any money for these lists. Most of them are for for the foreclosures that are going to auction of the courthouse steps and right now that is not the best place to get good value and price. At that point the bank usually won't sell for less than the mortgage payoff so the majority of these properties end up not selling at auction and the bank has to "buy" them back. Once the bank actually owns the property then they will list it with an agent and at that time they are much more willing to negotiate a lower price. Those are the type of listings that we, and most other agents that have replied here, can access through our systems. Like these other agents we we can set you up with free automatic notices of these properties as they hit the market.

I would also recommend that you not just focus on foreclosures. We have been able to get very good pricing from some regular resales, corporate owned properties where Seller's company paid them to move and even bought their home and sold it back on the market for them, short sales /"pre-foreclosures" etc.

You would definitely benefit from the services of a skilled agent in this area and our services are free to you. Focus on what you want in a property, community, schools, amenties etc and there will surely be a property out there that fits your needs and budget.

If we can be of further assistance please call me at 770-722-6922 or my wife and Buyer's Agent , Debi, at 770-906-0317...or just email us at

Oh...and we also own a property management brokerage so if you want to consider leasing for 6 months to a year before you give you more time to get familiar with our market and neighborhoods...we can offer you help there too.

Deryk Harper
Broker Associate
Keller William Realty North Atlanta
5780 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Managing Broker
Key Locations Property Management LLC
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Jodi Smith, , Marietta, GA
Wed Sep 2, 2009
You need to enlist the services of a Buyer's Agent. It's a FREE service where the Seller (in this case a bank) has already agreed to cover the fee's for the Selling Agent (Buyer's Agent). I would be more than happy to set you up to receive foreclosure notifications FREE. They will be automatically sent to you daily and you call me when you see one that you like. Or several that you like.

Let me know when you're ready to get started. :)

Jodi Smith
Atlanta Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Realty Consultants – Roswell, Georgia
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Hank Miller, Agent, Alpharetta, GA
Wed Sep 2, 2009
Don't subscribe to any pay service, data is often vague and outdated. If you're interested, drop me an email and you can be set up on auto-emails. If you're a serious buyer you need to have all the prep work done, these deals come and go pretty quick and lenders will expect any buyer to be prepared to close.

I'm all over north Atlanta selling and appraising, let me know what you're thinking about.

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