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patrick.nyc, Home Buyer in Fort Lee, NJ

Realtors: If you know it's a co-op, why do you list it as a condo? To get people to take a look? All you're doing is eroding your own reputation.

Asked by patrick.nyc, Fort Lee, NJ Sun Jun 9, 2013

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Some MLS systems do not break it down to that level and possibly Trulia does not either as well as other sites that are fed through local MLS boards. Asking a question is one thing, but all you did was show people that you are snide and simple. A little research on your part would tell you that this is a co-op building.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 9, 2013
you are talking Med South building 2000 Linwood Ave., Fort Lee, this building is in processing become Condo. Most units sold in one month, right now only few unit available for sale as Co-op till building finish conversion, please check with management office for detail information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 17, 2013
Hi,

We aren't allow to list co-ops as condos. In fact, our local boards and MLS's can fine us if we improperly list property types. Unfortunately, when 3rd Party services, such as Trulia, Zillow and other home sites pull the information from our MLS's, they don't always have the tools to designate which property is a co-op and which is a condo. So, to answer your question, I wouldn't say we are eroding our reputations, but rather the sites that take our information are the ones misinforming you.

Your best bet is to work with a local Realtor to get the most up to take available property list.

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April Hartmann
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
Data, when fed to third parties like Trulia, often experience some loss in translation. As the first poster mentioned, it is listed as a coop in the MLS.

Trulia is a great site for consumers to use, but be aware that when you need to validate information, your best source is going to be a REALTOR. Find a good one!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 9, 2013
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Brick, NJ
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Hi Patrick,
Most of the time, the listings feed from MLS's or a syndication feed. The listing classification is grouped as one (condo, co-op & town home). Agents can't micro-classify, even though it would be easier. It's a hassle for agents as well.
The thing to do would be for agents to include in the comments when a property is condo or co-op to better delineate the listings for consumers.
So, I agree with you on the inconvenience angle. But, I don't think it's done with any malice or just to make the phone ring.
But, yes...it's annoying. Good call! Let's fix that glitch!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 9, 2013
well on the mls its clearly marked as a Co-Op so I do not know where this info came from I suggest you bring it up with Trulia
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