Currently, most banks are putting their REOs (Real Estate Owner foreclosures) on the local MLS - they've found it's the best way to get them sold. If properties don't sell in a timely fashion, then they go to auction. If you want to get access to foreclosed homes before they go to the MLS, you need to start investigating the auctions on the courthouse steps. And a warning â€“ it IS NOT a non-investor friendly environment.
If you have any questions about the site or how to bid on the HUD homes listed, feel free to contract my buyer's specialist, Gina, at firstname.lastname@example.org. She has years of experience working with buyers in obtaining foreclosures.
The foreclosures posted on Realty Trac are not necessarily actual listings. Realty Trac pulls foreclosure notices from public records & posts them hoping you will register & pay. This info is available for free. I suggest you contact a local agent who can get the latest & most accurate info for you at no cost.