Which website should you trust when it has the price listed for a home I saw a property listed and there were

Asked by Bob, Chicago, IL Mon Mar 9, 2009

3 different prices listed one from realtor.com one from redfin and one from the real esate comnpany that is selling the property ?

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Laura Caamano, Agent, Downers Grove, IL
Mon Mar 9, 2009
Hi Bob-

The most up-to-date website is our Multiple Listing Service. Any status changes are uploaded immediately to that site. You can call the listing agent directly or contact a local agent in your area.

I hope this helps!
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Christopher…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Wed Mar 11, 2009
Dear Bob,

Most non-MLS sites do not update their listing information in real time. In the case of Realtor.com, they only guarantee that they will update their information within 72 hours of the changes being made in the MLS. If you are working with an agent, then you should have your agent set up an automated search for you via ConnectMLS. If you don't want to have an automated search for yourself, then I'd just suggest contacting the listing agent of whatever property you're interested in to get the most accurate information. Good luck.

Christopher Thomas
Broker Associate, Sudler Sotheby's International Realty
773-418-0640 (cell)
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Wayne Beals, Agent, Chicago, IL
Mon Mar 9, 2009
Hello Bob,

Brian is correct. I would work with a Realtor who can set your search up on Connect MLS.

You confusion is not a unique experience. I use a few online services to update my listing information on various websites. In addition to these services, some sites, like Trulia, get data off MLS feeds. There can be contradictions on many sites due to frequent price changes, update protocols and just plain old sloppy work. When a broker sets up an account for you on Connect MLS, you will have up to the minute data on pricing and status as it's entered by the listing agent. In other words, you'll get the information in real time and that is most accurate.

Best of Luck, and always willing to be of service.
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Penny Boyles, , King, NC
Mon Mar 9, 2009
Contact the listing agent directly. The only website that are correct are the ones that have direct downloads from the mls. Some sites are syndicated links from advertising venues and don't automatically update when price changes occur.
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Brian Nygard, Agent, Des Plaines, IL
Mon Mar 9, 2009
Hi Bob,

You need to have an account through a Realtor's MLS access. If you'd like to tell me a little more about what you are looking for (price range, areas, beds,, etc) I'd be happy to email you the matching properties for the ones listed on the MLS. Then if anything new becomes available for your parameters you will be emailed.

...or just email me direct and I'll look it up for you.

Simply let me know.


Brian Nygard
Chicagoland Residential + Commercial Real Estate Services

Cell/Text: (312) 217-8002
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