BiggerPockets Helps Homeowner Supposedly in Foreclosure

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Mistakes happen. I wanted to share a quick story with everyone that at least makes me feel like we’re doing some good work here at BiggerPockets. On Wednesday one of our users wrote a post on our forums letting us know that RealtyTrac.com (aff.) and Foreclosure.com (aff.) had supposedly been incorrectly listing their property as in foreclosure for the past 2 months. She tried to contact the companies several times by phone, but they apparently did not remove the listing.

What had apparently occurred was that her home was improperly listed by the county clerk / recorder as in foreclosure. That day, the foreclosure database websites grabbed the information, and the county corrected the error soon after. It seems that these corrections do not reach the databases.

Thanks to the conversation about her situation on our forums, a representative of RealtyTrac, Daren Blomquist, posted that he would be happy to help out and remove the listing from their site. I only hope that the folks at Foreclosure.com and any other foreclosure listing site will do the same.

In addition, I think it would be helpful if these companies would also check for any corrections at the county clerk / recorder’s offices when they are pulling the Notice Of Default (NOD) and Lis Pendens records. If they presently do that and this is just an anomaly, then I’m just happy everything has worked out.

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Joshua Dorkin

Joshua Dorkin (@jrdorkin, Google+) founded BiggerPockets.com when he saw a need for free, trustworthy information about real estate investing online. Over the past 12 years, Josh has grown the site from self-funded hobby to full-time job and passion. Today, BiggerPockets brings together over 600,000 members, housing the world’s largest library of real estate content, iTunes’ #1 real estate podcast, and an array of analysis tools, all geared toward helping users succeed.

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