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Old 01-20-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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Hello-
I'm wondering if there's a really good site for searching homes for sale in the Los Angeles area. One that is up to date in their listings that doesn't require one to talk with an agent in order to get information? Thanks!
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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I like redfin and trulia. You can also use realtor.com or another, more local to SoCal website is themls.com

But redfin is my personal favorite.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: LA
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redfin
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:40 AM
 
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Redfin
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:48 AM
 
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I use ziprealty and redfin.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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To me, Trulia, Zillow, Redfin, etc are all the same.

But you are best off checking all if them and not just one.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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Redfin pulls directly off MLS. Same thing realtards see.

Zestimates are inaccurate, sometimes wildly so, and confuse things.

With Redfin, you can see all current mls listings, all pendings, and you can search completed recent sales, thereby accurately determining comps for yourself.

It's really an enlightened and transparent system. Most realtors hate it.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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Originally Posted by JohnG72 View Post
Redfin pulls directly off MLS. Same thing realtards see.

Zestimates are inaccurate, sometimes wildly so, and confuse things.

With Redfin, you can see all current mls listings, all pendings, and you can search completed recent sales, thereby accurately determining comps for yourself.

It's really an enlightened and transparent system. Most realtors hate it.

YES!! Redfin sounds like what I want. I was using one to search FL (myfloridahomesmls.com) which also pulled directly form the MLS, and it was most useful. I was hoping there was something similar to it in CA. However, the FL was put together by FL realtors, so I think they liked it?

Thank you everyone!

Last edited by lynne4t; 01-20-2012 at 12:32 PM.. Reason: forgot to say thanks! :)
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: San Gabriel Valley
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lalife.com & Zillow
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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Why do you not want to talk with an agent? That doesn't preclude you from looking at Web sites (and/or walking with other agents). Guess who puts the info on the Web sites? People selling homes. The info (and choice of photos, etc.) is not necessarily any more objective than the info you'd get from a realtor. Are you going to buy without a realtor involved? Be sure you know what you're doing. Comps are great-- but you have to know the properties to know what's truly comparable. And seeing what's for sale now can be misleading unless you know what the final sales price is. I know of no magic bullet, but at least one person seems to think Redfin is it, and if it works for you, great!
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