Today's consumers are always faced with the delima, "Who can you trust?"
The reality is, you must be able to trust the source you are using. For instance, if you are using Trulia as your source you may find it helpful to know this is what Trulia states regarding the data you see:
"Trulia receives this listing from ListHub, a third party listing provider. As part of Trulia's syndication agreement with ListHub, Trulia has agreed to limit data edits on core fields (e.g. price and status) specified by ListHub."
What this means is the data is NOT from the multiple listing service(s). It also means when errant data is found the real esate professionals participating are unable to make corrections regarding data that has any influence on value.
The end result is consumer end up chasing illusions of homes for sale and/or vapors of home sold months ago. If you are a serious home buyer, you should use serious resources. The source of the most reliable, comprehensive, accurate, timely, relevant data is the local multiple listing service.
Any Realtor(r) in the Miami area can provide you FREE access. All you need to do is contact the one of your choice.
No. Don't use that 'contact' link.
No, don't use Trulia email.
This is serious business. Go old school and pick up the phone and call an agent, if you are serious.
Best of success in buying your new Miami home,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group, Palm Harbor, FL
Here are two good tip offs:
1. Too good to be true;
2. Asking you to send money.
Good luck to you,
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpassed Results
...ready to serve in New Jersey
if you are serious about buying a home, then you should work with a local realtor - at no cost to you.
Unless you are a cash buyer, the first thing you should do though is to contact a lender in regards a mortgage loan pre-approval.
With a pre-approval letter in hand you can start your shopping for homes - real estate agents and sellers will take you much more seriously when they see you have your mortgage funding in place.
If there is anything I can do to pre-approve you for the homes of your dreams, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.
Lic. Loan Originator
Any listing that interests you should be researched through the municipality's tax assessor's office to determine who the true owner is of the property. As others have mentioned, there are a great number of scammers on real estate web sites who pose as landlords attempting to gain people's personal information or money. You are wise to be cautious.
Good luck to you!
Prudential Connecticut Realty
The easiest way to know if a listing is actually legitimate is to consult with a licensed Realtor. With access to the MLS, a realtor would have the property information provided by the listing agent, which he or she carefully collects from the Seller before the property can be posted to the MLS.
Another way to verify ownership would be to ask the seller for the original deed, property insurance, survey, county records and identification from the Seller to verify that in fact the person selling the home truly owns it. Never provide a seller any money until all this has been verified at which time an escrow agent should hold the deposit.
After all of this, select a title company. They will run a title search and verify other information before marketable title can be issued and a closing can occur.
Juan Sanchez â€“ Broker Associate â€“ 786.302.0351 - Real Living FSR â€“ Miami - Coral Gables, Florida â€“ USA
There are some properties that appear on Trulia that are not necessarily listed properties. These are the homes that are posted here by a company called RealtyTrac that sells lien tracking services.
RealtyTrac shows you homes that have one or more liens filed against them in the county records. The number you see at the top of the RealtyTrac posting shows the amount of the lien. If it's an extremely low amount, then, most likely, the property is not actually for sale.
There's an old saying in real estate--If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Yolanda, if you're serious about buying a home, your best bet is to work with a reputable Realtor. Good luck.
For free access you can use my MLS personal website http://FreeSouthFloridaProperties.info
Hope this helps if I can be of further assistance feel free to contact me
Jorge Zubizarreta REO,CDPE,CHMS,e-PRO
REO Dept/ Short Sale Negotiator
Realtor / Real Estate Consultant
Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate (US)LLC
10307 NW 56 ST.
Doral, Fl 33178
I sold this condo few months ago and still show on trulia as unknown listing.
and the one you were looking at is not at trulia anymore.