Before you start telling your fellow Realtors “Get a Rope…” You are most likely misunderstanding this Blog Article.
Multiple Boards for Real Estate listings
If you are a buyer interested in purchasing a home in the area of Northern Los Angeles County known as the Antelope Valley, make sure your real estate agent has access to the CARETS real estate search system.
Reason being – GAVAR, which is also known as the Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors, is a bit stingy with their MLS data. It almost makes sense for the agents that are from Brokerages, not central to the Antelope Valley, to buy memberships. They do so in order to get the listings and their data for their clients that wish to purchase real estate in Palmdale, Lancaster and the other North Los Angeles County Cities.
Reverse the Roles
However, let us talk about the “Visa Versa” scenario. For the GARAR Real Estate agent to join the Southland Regional Assocition of Realtors (SRAR) would not be likely. The fees are greater and most agents from the AV don’t list homes too far outside of their Board of Realtors’s Reach.
Reverse the Role’s once again. The agents in the SRAR do take listings in the Antelope Valley. Some of those agents are not members of GAVAR, so the listing lives in a board that is cut off from GAVAR. Therefore, the GAVAR agents do not see those listings.
“Those Listings” from the SRAR are populating the Real Estate Syndication Websites. So, a client searching for real estate in Palmdale or Lancaster will find others that their GAVAR real estate agent has not. However, those websites are not updated as frequently as we would like. Click here to read a bit more information that pertains to some of the real estate syndication websites.
How do you SEARCH GAVAR the right way?
Recap: When you are working with a Real Estate from the Antelope Valley who is a member of GAVAR only, make sure they have access to the listings that are on the re-sale market in the other surrounding Multiple Listing Service systems and Boards of Realtors.
We have had several agents from the Greater Antelope Valley that will email me to send them the MLS pages for listings that are in our Main Board of Realtors that those agents do not have access to.
Below is that feed of which I spoke. The CARETS listings that are within the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.
Some of the agent with the following listings may be members of GAVAR, like us. That would allow them to place each of the listings below into both of the MLS Board Systems. However, most are not.
Be Safe and get good advice.
[idx-listings linkid=”140245″ count=”7″ showlargerphotos=”true”]