Homes for Sale in the Santa Clarita Valley
There are a lot of real estate websites showing properties and homes that are for sale in the Santa Clarita Valley. How can you make sure that you are looking at the most current data available? We get complaints from our Santa Clarita real estate clients about the inaccuracies of real estate listings they find on-line. We have had our clients comment that they seem to find websites showing homes that have sold - as being for sale. They also have complained that the cities are incorrect and it seems they have been built to trap buyers.
Let's the Paris911 Team at REMAX address these issues:
Now that I have explained three of the most complained about real estate websites showing Santa Clarita valley homes for sale - let me tell you how to avoid these realty search pitfalls.
First - Search with a local real estate agent's system. If you see what we have on our Home Page by clicking on the banner at the top of this page - you will see we have a large map that is centered on the Santa Clarita Valley. Each of those properties that are showing up are currently available. There are no sold properties showing up unless you choose that option on the map. Furthermore, the listing data you are viewing on that map is current from the Local Boards of Realtors. A side note - for me to be able to show you these listings and due to their accuracy, I have to be a licensed Realtor, I have to work for a Real Estate Brokerage or be a Broker with my own company, and I have to have a signed IDX - Internet Data Exchange - agreement in place. This is something the real estate syndication websites cannot do and the reason for inaccuracies.
Second - Interview multiple real estate agents for the area you are wishing to buy or sell within. We talk a lot about multiple agent interviews. Some of our Real Estate associates in the Santa Clarita Valley cities think we are crazy to want to increase the level of competition. I say "what competition". Who else is going to want the best for their clients, to a fault? There are some but not many. I know we are not the best fit for everyone that wants to buy or sell a Santa Clarita Home. Interview multiple agents to make sure you find that "best fit".
Third and final - How to search for the true local Santa Clarita real estate agents. Go to Google - type in the words - Santa Clarita Real Estate agents - you will see some of the big syndication websites hitting on the first results page within Google. Filter through the results. You are wanting to click through on the websites on the first page. Look for local addresses, brick and mortar shops - real addresses - look at the Google Street View. Are you seeing local real estate companies with a national brand? REMAX, Keller Williams, Coldwell Banker??? Those companies are usually a GREAT Bet.
Be Safe - search well and please let the Paris911 Team at REMAX of Santa Clarita help you when you are ready. My BEST - Connor MacIvor.