Real Estate News About Woodbridge, Mount Vernon, and Lorton Virginia

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Woodbridge Home Shoppers Frustrated By Websites That Promise Full Access To Homes For Sale

Websites Promise Full Access To The Realtor's Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

Promises Broken Often Broken By Websites Offering Full Access To MLS For Woodbridge Real Estate

Good News    Two Websites Give You Nearly Perfect Access To MLS

The fact of the matter is that the Realtor's MLS is a subscription-based service for persons holding an active Virginia real estate license.

Moreover, Realtors pay "Subscription Fee" of hundreds of $$ quarterly to use the database.

MLS is the ONLY 100% accurate database.

Other sites, like Realtor dot com, Homes dot com, and company websites are advertising driven.  If an agent chooses not to pay to advertise a listing for a nice home on Realtor dot com, you won't find it.

However, Two Realtors Have Found A Way To Get You 99% Full-Access To MLS

Gentle Reader, I am among a vocal and growing contingent of agents who are demanding public access to our MLS. 

The old-timers fight us at every turn, and it's the old-timers who have time to serve as officers on the local Boards Of Realtors.

95% of all real estate transactions are done by 5% of the Realtors.

Folks like me, who want full public access to MLS, are also among the 5% who do the lion's share of the business.  It would not be fair to my clients to take time away from them to serve on my Board of Realtors, to attend frequent, tedious meetings.

Two Of My Colleagues Have Devoted Countless Sleepless Nights To Crafting Public MLS Access

The Boards Of Realtors Are Fuming Mad About These Sites But The Artful Programming Used Does Not Break Any Rules So The Old-Timers Can't Shut Down These Sites

My favorite website for easy access to the MLS is Frankly MLS

It does things no ad-driven sites do. 

Frankly MLS gives you listings of homes for sale, it shows you which homes are under contract, it identifies short-sales, and it gives you info about homes SOLD in the past 60 days so you can see for yourself what homes are actually selling for.

Ladies, Frank Llosa created Frankly MLS, and he is handsome, dashing fellow.  Candy for the eyes.  So I added his photo to the side, just so you can see that he is more than just smart... he is also dreamy!

My second-best favorite website is Real BirdReal Bird is new.  I do not have a lot of experience using it, so I am not ready to render my judgment.

Did this post tickle your curiosity?  CLICK HERE to send your question.  Answers shall be sent by email ONLY, unless you specifically ask for phone call.

You can get computerized, automatic, customized FREE ALERTS by email when new listings of homes that fit your wish-list are posted on the Realtor's MLS.  You'll find out about the newest listings before most Realtors know about them.

That way you'll know when your dream home hits the market.



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Erick Blackwelder or Peggy James of Erick and Company - Exit 1st Choice Realty, Woodbridge VA. Realtors®, call 703-590-2252  list your property for sale or to  purchase a property in Lake Ridge, Westridge, Old Bridge Estates, River Falls, Middle County, Cannon Bluff, Meadowbrook Woods, Blooms Crossing, Manassas Park, Beaver Creek, Hunter's Ridge, Brittany,  Manassas, Montclair, Dumfries, Occoquan, Dale City, Nokesville, or anywhere in Prince William County.


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Erick BlackwelderCall or text Erick Blackwelder right now for help finding a home, or help selling your house.  

Don't worry... Erick doesn't bite, and you won't get a sales pitch.  Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120 for a FREE consultation.

CLICK HERE NOW to search the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) for homes for sale in and around Woodbridge, Lorton, and Mount Vernon.

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8998C Lorton Station Blvd
Lorton, VA  22079
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Comment balloon 0 commentsErick Blackwelder • June 22 2009 02:01PM
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