In addition to the other answers, you might be interested to know that the MLS system to which the agents subscribe is the only up to the minute listing service for properties. Trulia is a fantastic site where consumers can peruse the listings and get information from a selection of agents. There is, however, a lag time between the the posting times for the Realtor MLS and free service from sites like Trulia. This is a great place to start your search to get an idea of neighborhoods and price ranges. Once you settle on your wants and dreams, contact an experienced agent who can send you properties that match your criteria the moment they become available. You can search agent sites for up to the minute information as well. Let me know how I can help!
All the best,
Louise Hamel, Realtor, GRI, TRC
Michael Saunders & Company
61 South Blvd. of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236
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