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how to get MLS# for house shown on zillow

  • June 09 2012 - Sterling Heights
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To get the most accurate infomation on a home you find on any site call your Realtor and give them the address. Let them look it up for you. I do this with all of my clients and it help avoid all of the houses that are sold or withdrawn.
  • June 26 2012
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One should also be aware than when Zillow marks a property as "recently sold" from the public records transaction data... they also "clear" the MLS number from the home details page.

A Realtor still has access to the prior MLS number for "recently sold" properties.  It may still show on Zillow as "for sale" with the MLS number if the Listing Realtor is "lazy" and forgets to remove the listing from a syndicating website.

  • June 09 2012
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As mentioned below, the MLS # is only for properties sold by Real Estate agents.  If it does not have a MLS# then it's either a phantom listing, FSBO or pre-foreclosure.  All of which are probably a waste of time chasing. Trulia and Zillow are loaded with bogus listings, and Realtor.com displays properties that are in contract as active.  Realtor.com also displays TOTAL sqft not living sqft.  When you are comparing apples to apples, it's very difficult. 
If you are working with an agent, they have access to only the actual active listing on the market and provide the most relevant accurate information.

  • June 09 2012
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If it is listed in the local Multiple Listings, the MLS# shows on the home details page for that address, in the left hand column, at the bottom of the list of data, just above the Zestimate info.

You can search by MLS number by typing it in the keyword filter box on the home search page, but you do need to select the State first.

If it is FSBO, there is a good chance it doesn't have an MLS number.  And if it is a "pre-foreclosure", it isn't for sale at all.
  • June 09 2012
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