I can understand your concern of spammers - we are concerned as well as I describe below.
Sorry that you didn't find http://www.HomesByLender.com
helpful to you, but there are 1,000's of others who have found it very helpful to them. HomesByLender.com pulls in all the foreclosures & short sales listed in your area onto this searchable site, and does not include the â€œregular listingâ€ which allows buyers to focus on solely on foreclosures and short sales.
Anyone, including you, David, may search & look for homes without registering. It's when you want more details about a home, which includes the contact information of the sellers, that your are required to register, but not for the reasons you assume. We have been victims of the spammers as well
Let me help shed some light on why we require registration to the site that might in the end, make sense to you...
You are correct in that there are many spammers out there & I can assure, that we are NOT in that category. HomesByLender.com is a national site with a local presence in most of the markets in the US. There are spammers out there who plundered through http://www.HomesByLender.com
with their spamming robot operations.
To keep this from reoccurring, or at least make in harder for the spammers to get into the site using Internet Robots, we changed our voluntary registration system which allowed buyers to be alerted of new homes that came on the market that met their criteria, to which they can opt out of at anytime, plus allowed them to save homes to their "Favorites" folder within HomesByLender.com. We now require registration with the "type in the squiggly text" feature to eliminate the spammers & issue the user name & password to the buyer.
I hope you can now see why we have this the registration process.
I wish you all the best in finding your new home, David,
Roswell Moore, CMPS
Certified Mortgage Planner