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  • September 01 2012 - Coeur d'Alene
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In Austin, I estimate around 70% of homes sell through the local MLS. In the current sellers market in Mueller for example, I've sold more homes off the MLS (pocket listings) than on it for example
  • September 05 2012
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Searching online is definitely the way that most people find homes for sale today, but it is very important that people realize that not all of the websites provide the same information. Some websites will not show all of the homes for sale, and others will show homes that were sold a long time ago or other inaccurate information. Even if a website does show all of the current MLS listings, they may be presented in a way that it is hard to find what you are looking for.

I recommend to start by doing a Google search for the name of the major city you are interesting in buying in, followed by MLS.

For example, if you are searching in the Boise, ID area, you can try searching for 'Boise MLS' or 'Boise MLS map'

Be careful to look out for the sponsored advertisements on the Google results, which often look like regular search results but are actually presented on the first page through ad campaigns and often are not the best sites to use.

Once you find a local MLS website that is user friendly and is showing accurate information in a way that makes sense to you, bookmark it. Make sure the information is updated and coming straight from the regional MLS feed. When you are ready to go look at some homes or want a professional to help you in your search, contact that agent on your favorite local site to interview them.



 
  • September 05 2012
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Their isnt One (1) National MLS..their are 500 + local/regional MLS's all with their own Boards/rules ect..

Most/Many local RE Agencies/Agents have websites you can use to search their local MLS (I avoid the ones that ask for personal info/ask you to register..phone.email ect.)

Realtor.com is probably the closest & most accurate Site imo for being able to search Nationally if you do not wish to use a lot of different sites

Good Luck
  • September 01 2012
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the MLS is a members only sight.  Some have the opportunity for their members to invite their client into the "back door" with limited access (excluding confidential data).

Sites like this get some data from the MLS but not all.

Best bet is team up with a great internet savy agent with experience.

Best of luck!
Jim Paulson
Owner/Broker - Progressive Reatly
  • September 01 2012
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