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Old 09-09-2015, 03:53 PM
 
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If the www.myfloridahomemls.com covers the area you are interested in, you can easily screen out the shorts and bank owned properties.
Yeah thanks. It catches most of them. A few still slip through.
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Old 09-09-2015, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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Yeah thanks. It catches most of them. A few still slip through.
Depends on how you look at it. If you want the most up to date info, it can't be any better since it comes directly from the MLS...actually, it was described to us as pulling from the same database so, in effect, it is the MLS but thru a public portal that isn't as powerful as the MLS portal we use. But, by definition, the MLS only contains listings represented by brokers. If you want FSBOs, there is no one source because owners go to many different websites to advertise.
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Old 09-09-2015, 07:39 PM
 
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Primarily I use trulia.com but none of the sites are complete. Especially when there are additional fees. I usually search several sites then if I like a home I google the address of the home and open it with the trulia website and save it there. If you find one on trulia, its best to check the listing out on other sites like realtor.com to see if there are HOA fees. Trulia seems to omit these.
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:54 PM
 
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Primarily I use trulia.com but none of the sites are complete. Especially when there are additional fees. I usually search several sites then if I like a home I google the address of the home and open it with the trulia website and save it there. If you find one on trulia, its best to check the listing out on other sites like realtor.com to see if there are HOA fees. Trulia seems to omit these.
I use Zillow the most and usually HOA's are listed but not always. I used to like the Coldwell banker site,but they changed it a while back and made it less user friendly.
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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The correct site to use is myfloridahomesmls.com homes with an S myfloridahomemls is a rip off of the original.
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, FL
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The correct site to use is myfloridahomesmls.com homes with an S myfloridahomemls is a rip off of the original.
No...myfloridahomemls just redirects to myfloridahomesmls.com. IOW, either URL works just fine.
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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what is it? Realtor.com sucks and that's all I know.

I'm looking in SE florida.

Thanks.
Realtor.com is the best. Best search features for single family homes and to hide pending listings, map or list view, great info too. You can also put in any price, you don't have to choose the drop down brackets of $50 k, 100K etc.

Zillow and Trulia are jokes with errors of mobile homes and condos listed as single family detached homes and non stop auction, foreclosure and short sales and ridiculous $100 listings which are obviously bait and switch.

Realtor.com is not the problem, it's the SE Florida market nad how realtor mess that site up, I'm looking at SW Florida with not problems.
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:02 PM
 
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Yeah not a fan of Zillow or Trulia.
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:08 PM
 
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I honestly don't think that any of what you complained about is the fault of realtor. com. It's just the nature of this market, especially in Florida, home of the shady deals. We have sold and bought very easily on realtor.com in the past w/ no problems.

Personally, I would never use a realtor to sell anymore. Period. It's so much better to do it yourself, and just turn things over to the title company (make sure you get a good one) to sort out any legalities. That's what you pay them for, so you may as well get something for their crazy fees. If you're buying, nothing beats looking at homes in the neighborhoods that you like, and seeing what is in the yards as far as signs, etc. Depending on those "artfully" composed photos on listings is not good. Once you find a place you like, there are easy ways to get in touch w/ the owners of the property. The realtors will fight you tooth and nail on this, but who cares? Just ignore the hissing sounds and talk to the owners, then let them fulfill their obligation to whomever they have a contract with. You don't have to see or talk to anyone but them. Let us not forget who is the actual owner of the property in question!

Yes, a slick realtor may be able to sell your property faster, but when you look at the costs involved in commissions, and the stuff you usually have to suffer through, it's smarter to just take most of that money, deduct it from your listing price, and let your place look especially attractive. When done correctly, the buyer and seller can both get what they want, and at the price everyone is comfortable with, w/o all this war like pushing and subterfuge. Makes for a happier life for everyone involved. Too many paid specialists have attempted to keep people from doing what is natural for people to do....just sit down and talk to each other. I don't need no stinking expert for that, the expert is me and whomever I'm conversing with. This strategy cuts the rug right out from under attorneys too.

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