Looking for the Easy Way Out?

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions"

Looking for the easy way out, to find that bargain property at a unbelievable price?  So is everybody else!

By now everybody knows that the asking price and the sell price are thousands of dollars different in most cases.  They tell you on TV.  You hear these stories from co-workers about the bargain foreclosure that was perfect and half the original asking price only a year ago!

You know a house that sold for less than any other house in the neighborhood...so a friend of a friend said.

Looking for a Bargain?The truth...there are some great deals.  The interest rates are at record lows.  Are there deals available?   Yes!  One on every corner with your name on it? NO!

Today a buyer calls.  She said, "I love this house and I can't understand why it hasn't sold".  She went on to say she hasn't seen a for sale sign or anything in the yard for months.  Looks like workers are updating the home, she said.  Nobody lives there...it's a stunning home, she added. 

I think the home is stunning too, it sold six months ago!  But it's on a local website showing for sale, I took a drive-by, the buyers says with some exasperation. I just looked at it a few minutes ago before calling you, she exclaims.  I know ma'am while we were talking I pulled up the data from the MLS and then checked the tax records...it's sold.

I Googled the address and sure enough it showed up.  It also said, if you followed the link for more details, no longer on the market.  So I politely said, "may I show you another property that meets your needs that is available"?  After I shared the sold information she was mad that the listing agent was using this home as a come-on, in her words" to his real estate website.

The fact is you can find homes if you know what fills your needs but not every website is going to have reliable listings.  This a fact of life.  So once you find a website and real estate company that gives you the information you need to make a good decision stick with them.

If you live in West Michigan go to FlexitRealty.com for a free search of all the homes in West Michigan listed for sale on Multiple MLS (Multiple Listing Services).  If you need to sell or want an experienced agent to help you purchase let us know we will give your a referral to a top agent in your area.  We work with many agents in many states. 

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Send Email to: GaryWhite@FlexitRealty.com Your Guide will be Emailed to You.  (no agents please)

Gary L White, Broker Flexit Realty Grand Rapids Michigan

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Charlie Ragonesi
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reliable listings you said it all when you said that. There4 are so many sites with old listings. Then when you get the call folks are peeved at you !

Oct 02, 2011 07:30 AM #1
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Ronald DiLalla
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Hi Gary, buyers need to be aware that more than likely the websites that they are searching on are not updated on a regular basis...

Oct 02, 2011 07:31 AM #2
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
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Hi Charlie, active listings are not alway on feeder sites that scape our listing from the MLS data base or from our websites.  I have set my website up so my listing can not be pirated.  That does not mean they don't get to other sites like Zillow and Truilia.  Thanks for he comments Charlie.

Oct 02, 2011 07:36 AM #4
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
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Hi Ron, many of the sites designed to get buyers to register are not accurate.  Thanks for the comments Ron.

Oct 02, 2011 07:37 AM #5
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
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Hi Dale, I use the call to convert a prospect into a client with accurate information.  It always begins with an applogy that they had trouble.  Thanks for the comment Dale.

Oct 02, 2011 07:38 AM #6
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Good points Gary!  There is a lot of confusion especially with online marketing.  

Oct 07, 2011 06:55 AM #7
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