There are many properties advertised here for sale but enquiries reveal they not available

Asked by aomassarella, Orlando, FL Tue Sep 10, 2013

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Ron Krauch, Agent, Crestwood, IL
Fri Mar 20, 2015
I tell my customers that Trulia, Zillow and even and many others give a "50,000 Foot View." They will not give the consumer as good of information as their local real estate agent will.

To get information for that last 100' that get you from the curb to inside the home, your best bet is to work with a licensed member of the National Association of Realtors.

Good Luck!

Ron Krauch - SRS
Managing Broker
Emerald Estates Realty, Inc.
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Abraham Bidh…, Agent, Orlando, FL
Sun Sep 15, 2013
Hi There:

Unless a website is linked to actual MLS, you will always have errors, inaccurate info or outdated info. Trulia is a powerful and fun website but needless to say since it is not linked to actual MLS it suffers from the same issue (same things holds true for Zillow).

That being said, if you would also like to conduct your own search from a single source that has the entire inventory of homes for sale in Central Florida, you are more than welcome to use our website: This website basically contains the same data base that all the agents use to search for homes & is linked to MLS so you will always enjoy real time data.

Have a fantastic day & I look forward to hearing from you.

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Nina Harris, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Wed Sep 11, 2013
Try working with a full-time realtor. A listing could be in transition with an accepted offer and contracts already out, the feed is not removed by the realtor who has the listing or the listing was never moved by the agent into it's correct position (in contract or closed).
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Josh Barnett, Agent, Chandler, OK
Wed Sep 11, 2013
Trulia is not the Market, you will find the above statement with non-market sites such as this.
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Wed Sep 11, 2013
If the property does not feed from the MLS and was manually inputted then it needs to be removed by the agent that listed it. Some agents keep them up to attract attention and then try to win your business.

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Scott Godzyk, Agent, Manchester, NH
Wed Sep 11, 2013
The problem is too many agents do not update their listings. the other problem is when trulia pulls a feed from an area MLS, there is a delay in the feed or not updated daily.
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Antonio Vega…, Agent, Saint Cloud, FL
Wed Sep 11, 2013
You get what you paid for, and Trulia is FREE. SO you get the good with the bad all nicely packaged. Trulia does not pay for the information it provides, it is provided to them by hundreds of websites around the US. They just try to make sense of it and pass it on. That explains for the high number of errors and outdated info. If you want up to date info, contact a local RE agent and ask them to supply you with a direct feed from your local MLS. You will know what's on the market the minute it goes public. Was this answer helpful? If so please click on "best answer" or on the "green thumbs up".

Tony Vega
Antonelli Realty
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Ed Marill, Agent, Manhattan Beach, CA
Wed Sep 11, 2013
Hello, most sites like Zillow and Trulia do not keep their listings updated to the current status. To find out what is currently listed and not sold, contingent or taken off the market, you should contact a realtor that can do an accurate search with the MLS.
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Mark LeMenag…, Agent, Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Wed Sep 11, 2013
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Don Tepper, Agent, Burke, VA
Tue Sep 10, 2013
If you're referring to the ads by RealtyTrac for foreclosures, you're right. Those are ads, not listings, and most are not (and never have been) available.

Your best option is to work with a Realtor, a buyer's agent, who can look for real, legitimate properties for sale that meet your criteria.

Hope that helps.
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Tue Sep 10, 2013
Welcome to the word of free online sites. They are worth what you paid to get the info.

When you get serious about buying, call a Realtor to work with you and send you real listings. And it's FREE to you so why are you wasting your time ????????????
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