When searching online, some of the real estate websites are playing you. They are giving you information that is no longer relevant.
This applies to the real estate listings they are showing you when you are on their websites. Paris911.com/syndication
The way in which to verify what you are looking at is the actual listings is to use a Real Multiple Listing Service Search. However, when you do so, you may never go back to those other real estate search systems. Paris911.com/MLS
The Multiple Listing Service is the location and the feed provided by the Local Board of Realtors.
If the system is functioning optimally, you will see those listings updated in the system every 7 to 10 minutes.
There are three categories for the Real Estate listings that you are going to see on the Multiple Listing Service and they don't include the “off market” status which is the real estate syndication website's hook!
Active – Those real estate listings that are actually for sale now, presently and currently. Paris911.com/active
Backup – Those real estate listings that are in escrow, but where the seller's would like an additional offer to have in case the accepted offer falls out. Paris911.com/backup
Pending – The real estate listings where the seller would not like any additional offers or viewings, where they are quite sure the offer they have received is going to make it to the finish line. (some syndication websites show this status as being active and for sale) Paris911.com/pending
These are the three primary statuses within the online channels and on the Multiple Listing Service. Try MLSbest.com