Website, Real Estate Agent, Or...?

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Hello All,

I believe this question to be about the most basic as it gets. Where do you find the best, most up to date and accurate listings for potential investments? Are websites like Zillow, Trulia, etc. worth looking at? I'd love to get some insight on how you cast the broadest net possible in order to view all potential deals out there. 

Thanks for any help!

Lauren

@Lauren Stamey Once you figure out your criteria, hook up with an investor friendly agent and have them set up MLS alerts for you. Then you'll have them as they come on the market. The data on Zillow/Trulia/Redfin is pretty reliable. I prefer the latter most of the time. You'll also want to get on the Wakegov.com/realestate site for latest gov't related info (taxes, owner info, etc).

If you don't have an agent, send me a PM and I may have a referral for you

Dawn Brenegan is an agent in your area I'd suggest

@Gabe Cinquepalmi Thanks! Will I be paying a real estate agent a monthly fee to set up MLS alerts for me or do they do this free of charge? Keep in mind I'm coming from the legal field and that all holy billable hour ;)

@Joe Facenda I don't have an agent as of yet and I think my situation may be unique. I'm going to contact you privately and see what your thoughts are. Thanks!

@Lauren Stamey MLS alerts don't cost anything, and it's a one time setup unless you keep asking them to change criteria. Just make sure you narrow it down before you ask, to minimize that. They make their money on the sale.

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