My husband and I really like these 2 houses but both are already in contract. How do we know if they are sold already?

Asked by Karen, Winter Haven, FL Thu Mar 25, 2010

Just curious coz the sign that the house is for sale is still there and still showing as one of the agent's featured listing although it it no longer in the agency's internet listing. Thanks

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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Fri Mar 26, 2010
Hi Karen, in most cases the property signs stay in place until close - sometimes a "under contract" rider is added.

In terms of an update on status, have your agent check, easy for her to do. And if you feel ready to buy, don't try to navigate without an agent - no point to it. The internet is such a great tool but not a replacement for a great agent, but a super compliment to one.

Good luck!
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Antonio Vega…, Agent, Saint Cloud, FL
Fri Mar 26, 2010

Is one of them the one at 1150 Pierce. I already answered your other question about it.

Click on my photo and sent me the address of the other home. I will find out for you.

Tony Vega
Charles Rutenberg Realty
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Gerard Dunn, Agent, Chevy Chase, MD
Fri Mar 26, 2010
Get a recommendation for a good BUYER agent to represent you and your interests.

They can help you find out - and let you know if either of these properties comes back on the market.

Maybe you can put in a back-up offer....

Good Luck
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Mark LeMenag…, Agent, Lake Nona Orlando, FL
Sun Mar 28, 2010

Sorry but you think someone is going to drive out and remove a sign just because something goes pending these days? Welcome to reality. Signs are going to stay up until the property closes and then probably until the new owner comes and tosses it. Brokers want their phone number out there so potential buyers can call and give agents do floor time the chance at a lead.

For once I agree with Rebecca, nothing beats a local agent. Give her a call.

Good luck,
Mark LeMenager
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Alma Kee, Agent, Tampa, FL
Fri Mar 26, 2010
If you want to buy a bank-owned, you MUST have a Realtor help you. If you try to rely on the listing agent, by the time they even call you back it will most likely already be under contract. Find a local Winter Haven Realtor and if you're not entitled to get the First Time Homebuyer $8k or Long time owner-occupant $6,500, you may be better off waiting until after April 30th deadline. If the program is not extended you will have to compete with fewer buyers.

good luck!
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Rebecca Fish…, , Winter Haven, FL
Fri Mar 26, 2010
Hi Karen!

While the internet is great for research, nothing beats a local agent. I've found that once a property goes pending in our MLS, many websites take a while to catch up! I've even seen properties that were sold a year ago still posted as available. A local agent will have the most up to date information.

In Polk County, most signs stay up until a few days after closing.

If you'd like a local agent, I'd be happy to assist you.


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Rebecca Messick Fisher
Keller Williams Realty of Winter Haven
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Fri Mar 26, 2010
Any local agent can answer your question--contact any realty office(s) and inquire or contact any local Trulia contributor(s) directly and ask.
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Pat & Steve…, Agent, Westlake, OH
Thu Mar 25, 2010
You can ask any Realtor if the sale is complete. You could call the listing agent directly. Also, you can check on-line for the info by going to your local County Assessor's/Auditor's Web Site.
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