why does Trulia list a house as "off market" and the mls reads "active"?

Asked by kajmir, Ashland, OR Tue Mar 6, 2012

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Patie Millen, Agent, Ashland, OR
Sat Apr 14, 2012
Because some MLS systems don't allow the data feed to 3rd party vendors, so the info is outdated.
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Melina Tomson, Agent, Salem, OR
Tue Mar 6, 2012
Agent websites and Realtor.com pull information directly from the MLS and what are called IDX or VOW systems. These are direct MLS feeds. Trulia, for the most part, does not have data fed directly from the MLS via one of these feeds so they rely on other feeds like ListHub to get their MLS data. What this means is that there is a time delay in MLS changes getting to Trulia. This is true of Zillow too so this isn't just a Trulia issue.
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Lana Lavenba…, Agent, Grants Pass, OR
Tue Mar 6, 2012
Truilia does not always have all the right information and it is a system that does not allow us to make the corrections - you are much better off looking at what your agent or realtor.com provides then checking it against Truilia - - I hate to say that because I know this is a wonderful tool for getting information out - but it is not always correct!
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Phyllis Leil…, Agent, Ashland, OR
Tue Mar 6, 2012

Trulia and other sites like Zillow don't always update their systems as quickly as the MLS. The realtor MLS gets information directly from the various realtors and their agencies. A realtor is the best resource for what is really on the market, market statistics, and what the local real estate market is like. Invest in a good realtor and you will be well served.

Enjoy your day,

Phyllis Halstead, Oregon Real Estate Broker
Gateway Real Estate - On the Plaza
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Sara Walker, Agent, Ashland, OR
Tue Mar 6, 2012
Kajmir, that must seem confusing. MLS information is updated very quickly after an agent or Broker submits the change to them. Trulia may be using a different system for updating information and possibly one without the speed of the MLS system. Back to your question... it looks like the house was listed, then it was taken off the market and then it was listed again.
When you have a knowledgeable Realtor who will take the time to answer all your questions and give you an overview of the whole buying process, then you've got a good guide through this maze.
All the best to you!
Sara Walker
Web Reference:  http://www.hatsoff2u.com
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This property has been bank owned since Dec 2011. There were no offers on it til Sept. It was in escrow for about 6 weeks and fell out of escrow. Another offer was accepted and it is in escrow again. Banks dont keep Trulia up to date. :) Hope this helps.
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