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Lory Hammond, Both Buyer and Seller in Benicia, CA

what is the mls number?

Asked by Lory Hammond, Benicia, CA Mon Jan 19, 2009

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There is no MLS number. The property is not listed on the MLS. Realty Trac does tend to mislead a lot of people, by posting their public notices on Trulia.

I would be glad to assist you in finding some homes that are on the market for sale. My contact info is:

Jerry Flynn
Old West Realty Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 22, 2009
Hi Lory, it’s very common to be misled by RealtyTrac - see it here on Trulia just about every day. RealtyTrac is not a listing service. They post notices of foreclosure and default pulled from public records. Their postings are very misleading because the price shown is NOT representative of what the property will be when priced for sale. This property is not on the market yet, and when it is put up for sale it will very likely be listed on the MLS, not on RealtyTrac.

I’m not sure whether you have been formally Pre-Approved. As far as buying, this is your first step (not a pre-qualification, see:. for the difference between the two) so you can be ready to act when you need to, or be aware of any issues that may prevent you from buying when you want to.

To avoid being "RealtyTracked" again, and assuming you would like to continue searching for a property on your own, do so via as they load ALL listings from ALL Assoc. of Realtors MLS systems automatically. Once a property goes to "pending" it will not show.

If you would like me to set you up with an automated "search agent" that emails you candidate homes meeting your search criteria (price, square feet, bed/bath, etc..) just shoot me an email with what you are looking for.

Best Regards, -Steve
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 19, 2009
There is no MLS number. This home is not for sale. It is just another misleading RealtyTrac posting. They just want to get you to subscribe to their service.

RealtyTrac has very questionable buisness practices.

If you are interested in homes in Lafayette or elsewhere in the San Ramon Valley and Lamorinda, I would be delighted to help you. Please contact me for an initial discussion.

Bernard Gibbons

Bernard Gibbons, Realtor, e-PRO Certified Internet Specialist
J. Rockcliff Realtors, 15 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA 94526
Phone (925) 997-1585
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 19, 2009
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