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when it comes to realtors advertising online...

do most have homes on the market, not listed online? It seems most of the homes in my price range are all in major ghetto parts of town. I'm hoping that possibly some nicer homes just arent online lol

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Asked by Owl_Feather at 9:41 AM on Jul. 19, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Yes, realtors will have a list of homes not listed anywhere else! That is how we got our house! Great thing too becuse even though its a forclosure it is in great shape which none of the others were, and its the largest home we looked at as well. GL house hunting its a pain in the ARS!

    Answer by ABusyBee at 9:56 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Most houses are listed in the MLS Thats the database that realtors list in so other realtors can see their listings and take their clients to see those houses. Check with a realtor

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:04 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • USUALLY the homes that are listed online or in those free magazines in the supermarket have problems associated with them...and they have therefore been on the market long enough to make it to print! The "problems" could be: location, structural, priced too high, needs lots of work--ie: atrocious wallpaper in every room, crappy paneling/tiling/flooring, doesn't fit the neighborhood, no driveway/parking, yard/land/lot is too small, no central AC, etc.

    HOWEVER, because the house has been listed for so long (6+ months), the sellers are more likely desperate to unload, and will be more likely to negotiate a better (lower) price! We bought our first home this way--house was 13 years old, large lot, no landscaping or upgrades, and original flat paint throughout! We got the owners to take $55k off the asking price--which we spent in upgrades!

    GREAT houses sell quickly...your Realtor will have exclusive "just listed" properties!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:11 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • All the normal and usual rules for home selling are null and void in this market. Unless buyers are paying 100%cash, the process is quite slow and plenty of wonderful homes are sitting vacant for long periods of time. The MLS is a great clearinghouse for available homes for sale.

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:31 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • thank you sisteract! SO went through MLS yesterday and we got a call right away for some info and we got a call from a realty company this morning! slow? YOU'RE TELLIN ME! I tried out bank of America for pre-qualification and it is taking forever!

    Comment by Owl_Feather (original poster) at 12:24 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

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