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Proactive notification

Is there any way I can get notifications if a house goes up for sale in a specific neighborhood?

  • April 01 2012 - Austin
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Many agent and company sites allow you to set up custom searches with email alerts on a self service basis or with their help.  These sites are great and can send you daily updates on new listings for zip codes, subdivisions, school districts etc.  They are part of the MLS IDX (internet data exchange) and pull their data from MLS listings that are authorized by the broker/agent/seller to be shared on other broker sites as well as sites like Zillow, Trulia etc.  Sometimes there is a 1-3 day delay between the time the home is listed and it shows up on these sites.

However, the best way to ensure you get notification of new listings is to have an agent set it up for you direct from the MLS.  They can set it for instant notification as soon as the property is listed if you want, or you can get daily or weekly email updates.  Even if a property isn't selected to be shared on the IDX you'll get an email alert if it is a direct from MLS custom search.  And, you'll get it immediately without a few days delay, which in this currently market can make the difference in getting the home before it goes under contract to someone else.
  • July 02 2012
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Hello,

The best way to get this information as quickly as possible is to have your buyer's agent set up a search.  While sites like Zillow and Trulia are great for looking at what is available if you are seriously looking to buy your agent's MLS search will be much faster.  When a new home is listed it may take 48 to 72 hours to show up on these sites.

Best of luck to you.
  • April 02 2012
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thanks!
  • April 01 2012
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You can set up a search and define the region of interest, then you will get updates with new listings as well as changes for the defined region.      If doing this on a mobile device, you can manually define the neighborhood.  If on a desktop/laptop, your stuck with neighborhood names or zip codes or town names and it can be a bit wider area.

  • April 01 2012
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