Why are properties posted and then no information can be obtained? Very fustrating

Asked by Pat Mendoza, Tucson, AZ Fri Jan 18, 2013

This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/foreclosure/3039677047--E-3rd-St-Tucso…

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Donna Moulton, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Fri Jan 18, 2013
Hi Pat,

Trulia, Zillow, Yahoo, etc., all have inaccurate and outdated information. If you are serious about finding a house to buy, you need to be looking at the same web site that real estate agents use. This is the site of the Tucson Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service: http://www.tarmls.com

Best of luck,

Donna Moulton
Associate Broker
Tierra Antigua Realty
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David Hopper,…, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Fri Jan 18, 2013
Hi Pat,

This particulat posting is not so much an ad for the house as it is an ad for RealtyTrac, which is a very good resource if you are looking for a foreclosure. If you tell me what you are looking for, I will be happy to help you in your search.

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Ric Mills, Agent, Oro Valley, AZ
Sun Feb 10, 2013
The best way is to go to our free website and you can view the property and get the information that is current on any property still available. http://www.thedanadlerteam.com If it isn't there it is not available on the Tucson MLS or Phoenix MLS. Another easy and great way is to work with a Realtor and they will steer you straight and it is free! Good luck
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Monica Yrigo…, Agent, Vail, AZ
Sat Jan 19, 2013
Sometimes it is difficult to find the correct information because it is not updated quickly. You can go to http://www.tarmls.com (Tucson Association of Realtors, Multiple Listing Service) as a "Public" person and see the most updated, accurate information. Other Realtor websites link into this one to give you updated info. If the other realtor websites are not updating their sites daily to the Tucson Association of Realtors website, then you will not have the most accurate information. If you need more help contact me at AzProperties@Ymail.com.
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Matthew Tenn…, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Fri Jan 18, 2013
All answers below are great, but there is one more thing you should know.

If you work with a buyer's agent, that agent should work for you.

And that agent's fees are 99% of the time paid for by the seller.

but it will save you thousands of dollars to have a knowledgable agent who will be an advocate for YOU.

And if you're talking to an agent who wants to work for you but you don't think they have YOUR best intersts in mind, call someone else. Once you do find someone who you think has your best interests in mind, STICK with them.

A good buyer's agent will be able to provide you with quick, timely information about homes, helping you to identify and provide information about the really good deals as soon as they come out. That way, you will be one of the first to see them and, if it's the right home for you, buy it before someone else does.

Buying a home should be fun, not frustrating, so have a great time!

Matthew Tennyson, associate broker
Keller Williams Southern Arizona
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Jeffrey Masi…, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Fri Jan 18, 2013
Trulia pulls info from public records, especially foreclosure default filings that are not actually for sale. I would recommend talking to a Tucson Realtor. Let me know if you have questions in this area.

Jeff Masich, Realtor, GRI, MBA
HomeSmart Realty
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Spirit Messi…, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Fri Jan 18, 2013
I agree, it is very frustrating. Work with a local Realtor, we can send you a list of properties that are actually for sale that meet your search criteria. Are you pre-approved with a lender? If not, that should be a buyers next step, after picking a Realtor to work with.

Best of luck.


Spirit Messingham, PLLC
3rd Generation Full-Time Realtor®
Direct (520) 471-6900
Fax (866) 365-5208
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Michael Shin…, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Fri Jan 18, 2013

This is an additional service that asks you to sign up for a free trial to get property information. I would be more than happy to speak with you about what your are looking for and help you navigate the market and provide information at your fingertips.

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Bill Jones, Agent, Tucson, AZ
Fri Jan 18, 2013
Hi Pat,

There are many resources for finding properties. As you have found there are numerous ones that do not have accurate information or you are obtaining information from sources that are not aware of the status of the property.

This is why you should be working with a Real Estate agent and they can set a search that will find properties that meet your needs and are actually available should you like one of them.

Let me know if you would like to work with me.


Bill Jones 520-907-2218
Selling Tucson since 1985
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Henry Castro, , Tucson, AZ
Fri Jan 18, 2013
I agree,

I hear this from buyers all the time when their trying to do research on their own.
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