There are four real estate markets (not including FSBO) that exist BEFORE the MLS.
How significant these markets are in your area will require some research.
Your local REALTOR can do this research for you. Depending on your intention, this should not be a FREE service.
If you discover that 25% of homes are sold through these channels you should realize you need to get PLUGGED into these invisible markets. Evidence of the existence of these markets are homes that sell in 3 days OR LESS. There are more significant indicators, but those will be shared with you by the REALTOR you CALL.
If you are serious, pick up the phone and call a local REALTOR.
if you are not serious, use that 'contact' link.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Yes they are. If it is A For Sale by Owner and they are using a discount broker then they will be listed on the MRIS/MLS websites. If they are not then you can search them by FSBO website. Some auction properties are also listed on the MRIS/MLS. Are you looking for a particular property and not able to find it. If so, just let me know and I would be more than happy to assist you. I can be reached at 240-375-3607 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org