Am I seeing everything that is for sale

    What a great question. Today, Tanya called me and wanted to know why she was seeing different listings on some of those real estate websites. She was confused and wanted to know where she can find all of the listings. I told her working with a local real estate agent was the only way, if she wanted to see everything that was for sale. I heard some hesitation in her voice when she said, “I did not want to contact an agent until I’m ready…”

    I totally get that, but until then, you will be missing listings that are on the market, but not on those “real estate websites” you are searching. In a lot of cases, sellers, especially the short sale variety, don’t want the world knowing their business.

    Some of the Short Sales are GREAT deals and better, in some cases, than foreclosures. That being the case, missing them is like not being able to breathe.

    Some, if not most, of our short sale sellers don’t want their short sale listing on the real estate websites for all of the world to see. I totally get that. Most are happy with the real estate Agents only being able to view their home being for sale, due to the Buyers coming from the Agents over 84% of the time. (real world numbers and stats).

    In this way, the agents are able to show the current “on market” inventory to qualified buyers. Buyers that the agents themselves have met with, had pre qualified, and are serious about wanting to buy a home.

    This totally keeps the “tire kickers” at bay. Our sellers love this fact too… BE safe, if you want to view all of the “on market” inventory, get with a local real estate professional and stop wasting your time. That is of course when you are ready…

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    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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