If one interested in a house that is currently pending & it wasn't pending when they viewed it, how can they find out if the sale

Asked by Trulia Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL Fri Nov 16, 2012

doesn't go through?

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Antonio Vega…, Agent, Saint Cloud, FL
Mon Nov 19, 2012
Tell your buyers agent to set an MLS alert on the property, the moment it comes back active you and the agent will be notified instantly. You can also ask your agent to contact the listing agent and see if they will accept a back up offer. Was this answer helpful? If so please click on the "green thumbs up" or the "best answer".

Tony Vega
La Rosa Realty
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Scott Godzyk, Agent, Manchester, NH
Sat Nov 17, 2012
The problem is when a question is asked by Trulia, all the agents will see it and answer it but a true buyer may over look it and never see the answers posted. The next problem is this question then pushed a real question from a real consumer onto the next page where most agents will never scan to and therefore that consumers question may never get answered. If trulia insist on placing questions in Q and A maybe you should have your own column for talking points. Some agents are not looking at who is asking these loaded questions and think they are helping a real preson with the thought that person may contact them to hire them.....but others like me are noticing the staged questions and there is alot of talk of how the q and a section is becoming staged or water downed.
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totally agree with you
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marc jablon,…, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Sat Nov 17, 2012
If the pending sale is on a home in Fort Lauderdale that is not a foreclosure or short sale, your agent will probably know within 30 to 45 days whether or not that home is back on the market.That is the time it typically takes in today's market for the mortgage process to be completed.

However, if the property you are interested in is an REO or a short sale in Fort Lauderdale, then it may take several weeks to several months until you know whether or not that sale has gone through.

You can ask your Fort Lauderdale realtor to keep an eye on this Fort Lauderdale home. There is a small percentage (around 9%) of homes under contract wherein the sale falls through. So if the property is in the pending stage, you may want to look at comparable Fort Lauderdale homes and find another one that is similar.

Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
RE/MAX Complete Solutions

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Alison Hillm…, , San Francisco, CA
Fri Dec 7, 2012
Hey everyone,

My name is Ali and I am a Community Manager here at Trulia. We're testing various pieces of content within Trulia Voices. If you check out the city specific profiles, we are very transparent about who is behind those accounts and what kinds of questions we will be asking and answering. Overall these questions have met with great engagement and we've gotten positive responses from consumers about them.

As always, we appreciate your feedback, please let me know if you have additional questions, community@trulia.com.

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Chad Gray, Agent, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Thu Nov 22, 2012

I do not understand the purpose of these type of Trulia-initiated questions. Isn't this a forum for real estate buyers and sellers to get answers to their questions? It seems like Trulia is trying to make the forum look busier than it is.

I think Scott Godzyk and Bill Eckler made valid points.

Chad Gray PA, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Wed Nov 21, 2012

From my perspective, more and more agents are avoiding Trulia's "seeded" questions. This will ultimately steer knowledgable agents toward other avenues by which to support buyers and sellers.

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Jeff Holloway, Agent, Sebastian, FL
Wed Nov 21, 2012
If that is the house you want, submit a back up offer. Have your agent also put you on automatic notification if the status changes.
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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Sat Nov 17, 2012
Like you I see a trend in Trulia deliberate debilitation the effective us of this aggregate website.
The crappier it becomes the consumer WILL become more motivated find alternative sources.

Last evening Trulia asked me to participate in a 'secret and confidential' survey to rate existing service and potential new services under the guise of creating a site more beneficial to real estate professional.
The first question..."What is your target zip code?' Very transparent. The last question was "How much do you currently spend monthly on online marketing?" Again, very transparent.
Never in the questionaire was the opportunity for a real estate professional to suggest what would actually be beneficial.

Lets recognize Trulia for what it really is. Then the disappointment won't be profound.
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Robert Stiles, Agent, Zephyr Cove, NV
Fri Nov 16, 2012
Have your real estate agent contact you, or better yet consider placing a back up offer.
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Marsha Umans…, Agent, Tamarac, FL
Fri Nov 16, 2012
The best thing to do is to tell one's realtor to keep on top of it. :)
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Valentina Br…, Agent, Weston, FL
Fri Nov 16, 2012
If you are working with a Realtor he/she can keep track of it on the mls system so as soon as the property comes back as active your Realtor can contact you and then you can write an offer on it.
Valentina Brandt.
Realty Associates of Weston.
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