How do I go about talking to a realtor about a foreclosure without paying for a membership with RealtyTrac?

Asked by l8erg8or89, Murrieta, CA Fri Feb 17, 2012

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John Juarez, Agent, Fremont, CA
Sat Feb 18, 2012
Any local Realtor would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the possibility of buying a foreclosure property.


What you have seen on Trulia is a notice of default or foreclosure posted by Realty Trac which is a reporting service. Realty Trac takes information from public records and provides it by subscription to its members who have registered and agreed to pay a fee for the information. What you see on Trulia is an abbreviated report from Realty Trac in order to entice you to sign up for their service.

It is unlikely that you will be able to buy this house for the price posted on Trulia. That is the amount of a default and has no relationship to the value of the property. The house may be offered for sale at a later date but it will most likely be listed with a Realtor and priced at a price that reflects the market price for the area.

If you are serious about buying a house, you need to align yourself with a full-time, experienced local Realtor who can help you to find the house that meets your needs. Your Realtor can help you to learn about the current market conditions, realistic house prices, loan qualifications, negotiating strategy, escrow management, inspections and everything else that goes into the purchase of a home.
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Devona Garri…, , Beaumont, CA
Sat Feb 18, 2012
Don't waste your time with foreclosures that have not been listed with an agent or broker. Banks will not sell a property without adequate marketing time, but many buyers think they can sneak in and steal a deal from an unsuspecting bank. Do yourself a favor and get a buyer's agent that knows her stuff, pick her brain and buy an extremely fair deal. That is how real deals are made. By the way, most real estate deals do not involve the buyer contributing cash to a transaction as a
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Leslie Lawson, Agent, Temecula, CA
Sat Feb 18, 2012
There is no need to pay a since penny. My office and I specialize in short sales and foreclosures. We work hand in hand with a short sale negoiation team at no expense to the seller.

Our goal is make sure the seller and bank are satisfied with the outcome so we can move forward with selling the home. Please call me for a no obligation consultation. I work in the Murrieta and Temecula area and would love to show you how I put people first while exceeding their expectations.

Leslie Lawson, Realtor
Putting people first and exceeding expectations!
951-852-0080 Direct
951-326-3100 Office
951-326-3106 Fax
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Cristian Car…, Agent, IRVINE, CA
Fri Feb 17, 2012
No need to pay a dime as buyer! Use my buyers broker research team at no cost and give us a two hours notice to show you some homes. Offices in Canyon Lake,Irvine and Beverly Hills.

My Bank of America loan center team will approve you in less than 15 min

Or contact me direct

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Ken Kelley, , Riverside County, CA
Fri Feb 17, 2012
I would be happy to assist you in finding out more information on this home. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at 951-684-4881 or

Also I do know that RealtyTrac has a trial period to look up this information yourself.
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Mario Gonzal…, Agent, Riverside, CA
Fri Feb 17, 2012
Hello I8erg8or89 !

Looks like you just found a way !!!

I am a Buyer's Agent and am geared up to take you from AtoZ in regards to inquiries, bidding , and actual purchase of properties you are interested in !!!

Give me a call - Let's Buy something Today !!! :-)

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Jory Blake, Agent, Norco, CA
Fri Feb 17, 2012
Most Realtors would be willing to help you with foreclosure data. Feel free to reach me at


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Jodi Schanz, Agent, Mission Viejo, CA
Fri Feb 17, 2012
Hi - I would be happy to answer your questions. Are you looking to purchase a foreclosure?
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