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 If a property sold last July? TAKE IT THE FUCK OFF YOUR SEARCH RESULTS.

I spent the last two weeks day dreaming about this PERFECT place, contacted a real estate agent, and then was told it’s been off the market for almost a year. Did I want to see similar properties in the area?

NO! I WANTED TO SEE THAT PROPERTY.

Guys, I didn’t even WANT to buy a house until I saw this one. Four bedrooms! Pool! Less than a mile to my favorite restaurant! Bike-safe commutes for me and my boyfriend!

But no.

It’s off the market. Do I want to see similar properties?

Nope. I wanted that one. 

Ugh.

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on 2012-04-05 06:38 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] fairyrune
Damn, that's crazy. The worst I experienced was, "Oh, that property went under contract last week." Sold last YEAR? Someone's not doing their job.

on 2012-04-05 06:41 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] redstapler.livejournal.com
The property is listed as available for sale on basically all the local real estate sites. So it's not just one person not doing their job. It's a lot of people.

on 2012-04-05 07:35 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] offbalance.livejournal.com
Could it be that the agent you spoke to no longer represented that listing, and was trying to hook you as a client? Or are they they only agent, just falsely listing it on multiple sites to probably drum up business? Suspicious cat is suspicious.

on 2012-04-05 07:36 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] redstapler.livejournal.com
Oh, they were definitely trying to hook clients.

It was a 4br in an amazing location, with a pool. They want to lure in as many fish as they can with that one.

on 2012-04-05 07:41 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] offbalance.livejournal.com
No doubt. Is only one agent listing it in different places, or are different agents listing it? If it's more than one agent, I'd call the other ones to see if the property is still up for grabs, but no longer repped by the one you spoke to.

If it's in different places by the same agency, then they suck and should be avoided. :P OBVIOUSLY.

on 2012-04-06 03:12 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] fairyrune
From what I understand, most real estate sites just copy whatever is listed in the MLS system by the selling agent. So if the listing agent is say, Century 21, they put up the listing with the description, taxes, photos, etc., and then that MLS record just gets copied to all of the other sites.

Example: Listing for the same home on C21's site: http://www.century21.com/property/4-woodbine-dr-mahopac-ny-10541-REN001377976 and ReMax: http://www.remax-moniesworthrealty-ny.com/propertysearch/propertydetail.aspx?MLSNumber=3210000&MLSMarketCode=WestchesterPutnamNY&RecordCount=1

They're pretty much identical. What probably happened in your situation is that the agent who sold the house never took it out of the MLS system. Definitely crappy.

on 2012-04-06 03:13 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] redstapler.livejournal.com
That, or they know it's such a sweet buy that they're keeping it up as "Well, that's not available, but here are other places that are..." bait. Ugh.

on 2012-04-05 07:11 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] 51stcenturyfox.livejournal.com
I'm a dumbass, but I blame the site I looked at for this one. I was on a real estate site and selected the county. All excited, I showed my husband this PERFECT HOUSE but of course it not only wasn't in that county but was 140 miles away.

Dammit. Too good to be true, too.

on 2012-04-05 10:24 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] damnitnicole
My guess is that they leave stuff up on purpose to hook you as a client.

on 2012-04-06 03:29 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] redstapler.livejournal.com
That's most likely the situation. That's even more angrymaking than just "Duh oops, I forgot to take this down."

on 2012-04-06 02:22 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] alaindan.livejournal.com
Ah...welcome to the joys of house hunting. We're going through the craziness that is buying a short sale house now. There's lots of great deals in Portland right now, since everyone seems to be renting.

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