If there is a "foreclosure" listed on Trulia, with Realty Trac as the lister, is it really for sale?

Asked by Nancy Mckenna, 94526 Fri Jul 27, 2012

I'm interested in buying foreclosures, but the links are to RealtyTrac's website. That doesn't necessarily mean the bank has put it on the market, does it?

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Maria Cipoll…, Agent, Coral Springs, FL
Sun Oct 7, 2012
Finding foreclosures can be challenging. It will be in your best interest to hire a buyer's agent that can assist you not only in finding the properties, giving you the right advice and helping you to negotiate the best deal.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone

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allan erps,A…, Agent, Pearl River, NY
Sun Oct 7, 2012
Most probably not. Realty Trac lists Lis Pendens properties and many of these homes either can get loan modifications or forebearance or catch up on their loans without ever coming on the market.
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Darrell D. D…, Agent, Schertz, TX
Sat Jul 28, 2012
These listing ads are very frustrating for buyers that look at this site thinking they can get a good deal. Notice none of them ever include a complete address. It's their way of funneling traffic to their pay site. As my colleagues already said, work with an agent for the most up to date and accurate listing information.
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David M. Chi…, Agent, Uniontown, OH
Sat Jul 28, 2012
James said it best. Never actually. Their ads are for monthly fees that are for homes that are not even close to being for sale. Ask a Realtor for homes that are really "on the market"! Good luck to you.
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James Gordon…, Agent, Hamilton, OH
Sat Jul 28, 2012
That is correct. In fact some of the properties Realty Trac shows as forclosures will never be sold as a bnk owned propertty. The best way to find forclosures for sale in your area is to work with a Realtor®.
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