A lot of the houses that come up in my searches are sold, but they do not state this on the website. How often is this updated?

Asked by Joy.Allen1821, Williamsville, NY Mon Jun 10, 2013

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Simon Campbe…, Agent, Miami Beach, FL
Tue Jun 11, 2013
This website can run months behind what is actually happening in the marketplace. If you want up-to-date data, then your best bet is to work with a local real estate agent. They will have access to their local MLS database which is updated daily.

Working with a real estate agent is a free service for buyers. The seller will pay your agent's commission at closing.
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Colleen Kuli…, Agent, Amherst, NY
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Welcome to a huge problem here in WNY! It is a two fold problem, syndication and agents not placing sold homes under contract on the MLS. listings that appear on sites like this one are syndicated from the MLS, and there can be up to 72 hour delay in getti g the information. They also gather the information from multiple sources, that may or may not get the latest information about a property.

Inventory right now in som areas is so tight, that many agents keep listings active so they can get buyer calls on their properties. Agents are waiting until the home has passed home inspection to place it under contract, when they should be placing it the minute they have a signed contract.

My best suggestion to get the latest information on available houses is to work with an agent and use their website instead of these national sites. They have live up to date and accurate information.

Hope this helps you..
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