why are so many listing marked "RealtyTrac" unavailable ? I have no wish to sign up for 7 days free access changing to $49 per mo membership ???

Asked by Nancy Tobin, Crestline, CA Sat Sep 26, 2009

This question is about this property: http://www.trulia.com/foreclosure/2006542696--Whitney-Ct-Des…

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Jane Grant, Agent, Aguanga, CA
Sun Sep 27, 2009
Nancy: Each MLS charges a fee for the information that is accessed. Realty Trac gets information free from the County Recorder's office. Each time there is a recording against a property, sites like Realty Trac show the property along with a “Goole, birds eye”, view of the property.

Some of the properties are listed but to get the most up to date information from the MLS they would have to join each MLS.

So instead they use the free information from the County Recorder’s office. This information it free and anyone can get it. However, it is not always listing data.

Contact and interview Realtors from the area you would like to purchase a home in. We pay for and have access to all of the latest listing information and can also show you trends by pulling up sold comparable properties with very detailed information such as the financing that was used to purchase the property.
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Carolyn Voet, Agent, PALM DESERT, CA
Sat Sep 26, 2009
Hi Nancy:

If you are interested in properties in a certain area, you can ask a local realtor who participates in that local multiple listing service to set you up for automatic notification of any activity in your area of interest (city or specific development): new listings, price changes, status of listings: Active, Contingent, Pending, Sold, Expired, Canceled, Held. The Desert Area Multiple Listing Service, http://www.desertareamls.com/ , has up-to-date information for anyone to view : a real estate agent who subscribes to the MLS as well as the public at large for no fees. Realty Trac doesn't always have the most current information. If you have any interest in auto updating, let me know.

Carolyn Voet, ePRO
Committed to Excellence
Windermere Real Estate
41990 Cook St., Bldg I, #801
Palm Desert, CA 92211
License #01505751
760/774-6510 (cell)
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