Why do some homes show for sale online when they are not really

    Todays real estate question comes from a long time listener and viewer of the Santa Clarita Real Estate Team Paris911 Videos on YouTube and on our Radio Shows and podcasts. Paris911.com/YouTube

    real estate questions answered by REMAX's Paris911 Team

    “Why is it when I am searching online and I find a home that shows as being for sale, when I call my Agent they tell me it’s not for sale?”

    Real Estate is a funny animal. Knowing the players of the game and knowing them by name is really important.

    Realtors – Licensed, Test Passers, working under a Licensed real estate Broker, bonded and insured. Police Mechanism, RESPA and the Local Boards of Realtors. This Police Mechanism has Teeth!!!

    Syndication Websites – make their coin off of selling a person’s private contact information to real estate agents willing to pay for it. Police Mechanism – none.

    Publications – make their money from the agents buying adspace. If there are listings that are not really for sale, nothing happens. Police Mechanism – none.

    Postcards and Mailers – cheap method of mailing and covering a large area for little investment. Police Mechanism – none, except the Broker if the person doing the mailing is a Realtor and giving bad intel about fake listings or services.

    Realtors Websites – Must be approved if they are going to publish MLS, multiple listing service, data from the Boards of Realtors. Paris911.com/MLS The MLS data must be timely and update via push method from the Local Boards of Realtors via an IDX, internet data exchange, feed. Paris911.com/IDX and Paris911.com/Syndication are two resources that have more explanative information reference syndication, idx and MLS systems.

    Bottom Line, hire a Realtor to run the valley for you, with regard to the recon of the listings they are finding for you and those that you find online.

    We don’t tell our clients to stay away from the large Real Estate syndication websites. However, we do educate them as to what they are up to. We also tell them to send us the page where they have seen the real estate listings that cannot be found on our Real Estate Websites.

    Be safe – search well and let The Paris911 Team at REMAX of Valencia Know when you are ready to move. REMAX-Valencia-CA-Paris911.com


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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    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. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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