I list and sell short sale / bank owned properties. I work off bank lists of actual properties. My personal experience of realty trac is it is a service of recycled information.
Send me an email of where you want to look and what your price range gfor a home is.t
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty
Really ? How does it look towards your research and observation skills answering questions asked in 2009 like it was asked 10 minutes ago?
A lot of these properties get listed in our MLS. Unfortunately, you will find out that they are short sale and/or foreclosures in the agent information part of the listing, so it's not easy for a consumer to readily identify them. If you would like to review what is currently listed as a short sale or bank owned, I'd be happy to send you out listings to review. I can also keep you updated as new listings come on.
Keep in mind, though, that not all bank sales and/or short sales are the best bargains out there. There are many distressed sellers and you might find a better deal with one of those sellers than with a bank. A good local agent who knows the market and has a good network of agents to work with should be able to identify those properties for you.
Also, if you have not heard about the pitfalls of buying foreclosed/short sale properties, do some searching on Trulia here. It's not as easy as one might think, and some of the properties sold are in pretty rough shape!
I would not recommend Realtytrac because many of the homeowners buy themselves out of foreclosure and the homes are never listed for sale.
Good luck to you, whatever you decide!
Short sales and bank owned properties are my specialty. As a matter of fact I work with realtytrac.com (nations largest distressed properties website), to help find buyers the home they are looking for. Please send me your contact information and I will email you all the short sales and bank owned properties presently available.
O- 732 557 4600
C- 732 600 1570