Why are online homes not really available?
Many people contact us to view a home that they found online and they are often disappointed by the fact that the property actually is no longer available. The obvious question is why is it still being advertised if someone else already purchased it.
What is going on behind the scenes is part of the home-buying process. You see, buying a home isn’t as simple as walking into a Realtor’s office, scanning the bar-code of the home you like, and walking out a home owner 2 minutes later.
The home-buying process actually takes several weeks and even months. The steps involved include a home inspection, a home appraisal, a title search, and the lender’s final underwriting. During this time, the home remains online and the MLS status is updated to show what stage of the process it is in. The status might say contingent upon inspection, or pending.
Now here’s the thing - depending on which website you’re looking at, you may not see the MLS status.
So one thing that I do to make sure my clients are receiving VIP service is to set up an automatic MLS search that will be emailed on a daily basis. What sets this apart from your standard online search, is that I exclude any properties that have an accepted offer on them. That way we’re not getting our hopes up for a property that isn’t really available anymore.
If you would like to receive this VIP treatment then contact me today and we’ll discuss your specific situation.
You can reach me by phone or text at 612-584-1345 or contact me on this website.