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When Searching for a Home, Why Search With Just One MLS?

Only one company offers it. Access to listings on each and every MLS service in Metro Atlanta at your fingertips along with real time listing updates direct from MLS? Don't miss that next great deal!

How do you get the most information possible in your home search? Sure automated listing searches are great, but what are you searching with, and is it the most comprehensive site for all listing data on the market today?

Using one MLS service when both Georgia MLS and FMLS (or First MLS) are available may cause you to miss something! I have seen it many times over where a given listing broker may list in Georgia MLS not to pay FMLS fees! If you are looking at bank foreclosures for example and the listing broker is not a member of FMLS, then you miss out.  A good example,

3434 Coopers Mill Ct
Dacula 30019
Type: SFD
SUBD: Hamilton Mill
MLS No.: 3130672
Status:S
LP: $319,900
SP: $310,000

This house "was listed" in GAMLS. It was NOT in FMLS.  If you are working with a website that "only" pulls from this one service you missed out. Use a site to fuel your search that offers both! My clients didn't miss out!

From this point note that my site will run a search every day using real time MLS and FMLS data to seek and inform you and I of changes to the market from new listings, price changes, listings returning back to market after being under contract, etc...If I am working with you as a Buyer, it will send an email out to you and to me as your Accredited Buyer's Agent if any homes have had status changes to either MLS that meet your criteria. 

Beyond that however I sit down at my computer multiple times a day and also go through the list of homes that might meet my client's objectives.  I have a list of Buyers that I work with at any given time and I find that beyond the computers and the saved searches, which are great, that it still pays to be on the phone and keep my ears open to make sure that if something comes up during the day that I know about it and can inform my Buyer.

As a Realtor, and more than that as some who loves to be a part of the "hunt" for that next perfect dream home for my clients, I love to see buyers that I work with researching the market themselves.  The Internet has brought some powerful tools into our hands, that is true, but always remember that my job is to know the market.  I hear from buyers weekly who tell me that they never get calls from the Buyer's Agent. Let me show you why I work with so many Buyers. It is called my responsive attention to your details!  

The reason I work with Prudential Georgia is that we have all six (6) major MLS services with every available listing for each on my website.  Many companies just use one (1). Here is the major difference in this system versus others offered through competitive brokers. Our site allows the customer to set up their parameters the way they want them.   Access to other sites is through a link in an email.  If you delete that email or otherwise don’t have that link then you have to wait for the next listing notification! This means you might something!  

Our site allows the customer to access their My Home Finder account from any PC anywhere with a simple login.  

If you would like to know how to empower your search with a commitment free MyHomefinder account, or would like a list of distressed properties in Dacula, just email me at hankbailey@prudentialgeorgia.com or call my cell at (678) 252-9257.

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