How to Search for a New Home: Automatic MLS

24.11.2014

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The Vancouver Real Estate Market can be very fast moving – if you’re looking for something specific, you need to be able to move quickly when that property when it hits the market so another Buyer doesn’t get there before you. Whether it’s a good deal, a unique character home, a 1 bedroom condo with an amazing view or a unit in a great building – there is probably another buyer looking for the same thing.

Automatic MLS

We offer our clients a really useful tool that we like to call “Automatic MLS” (Note: MLS is Realtor.ca) This tool will give you the insider’s edge you need to position yourself to win in this market. What does it do? A number of great things you won’t get elsewhere:

1. It keeps a personalized list of properties that match the criteria you’re looking for in a home, and is updated whenever a new property hits the market. You’ll get an email once every day notifying you that a new listing is available.

2. Properties typically take a day or two after being listed to hit MLS (Realtor.ca) but are viewable on “Automatic MLS” immediately – this gives you a day or two head start over other Buyers.

3. Gives you access to all the property information you can find on MLS, as well as extra information like HOW LONG IT’S BEEN LISTED, and whether it’s a new listing, a re-listed listing, or if it just dropped it’s price.

4. When the property sells, the table updates to indicate a sale, and let’s you see the SALE PRICE!

5. You can save a list of your favourite properties to follow their time on the market.

6. You can create multiple searches, for different types of homes, or different neighbourhoods.

7. The list is easy to navigate and can be accessed anytime, from any computer.

8. You can easily send listings to loved ones to get their opinion.

9. The criteria can be changed anytime – just email us.

10. The LiveKitsilano Team is only an email or a call away from getting more information about the property, asking our professional opinion, or booking a showing to see it.

Our clients LOVE this service as it makes searching automatic – you no longer have to search different websites to find your next home, as it comes to you.

Here’s a screenshot of the “Automatic MLS” Service:

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This Automatic MLS Search Tool is also useful for people looking to get into the market in the future – this lets you follow listings to see what they end up selling for to give you a sense of value.

View our page about Automatic MLS, or send us a message with the criteria you’re looking for in a new home, and you’ll be signed up for the service before the end of the day.

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The term Virtual Office Website ("VOW") refers to a Participant's (REALTORS®) Internet website, or a feature of a Participant's Internet website, through which the Participant provides real estate brokerage services to Registrants (clients and prospects) with whom the Participant has first established a relationship where the Registrant has the opportunity to search for MLS® data, subject to the Participant's oversight, supervision and accountability. By agreeing to these "Terms of Use" you:

  1. acknowledge and understand that the Terms of Use do not create an agency relationship and do not impose a financial obligation on the Registrant or create any representation agreement between the Registrant and the Participant;
  2. understand that all data obtained from the VOW is intended only for your personal, non-commercial use;
  3. do have a bona fide interest in the purchase, sale, or lease of real estate of the type being offered through the VOW
  4. agree not to copy, redistribute or retransmit any of the data or information provided;
  5. acknowledge the Board/Association ownership of and the validity of the copyright in the MLS® database.
  6. agree that all information provided may be provided to the relevant Board and may be used to administer and operate the VOW and to investigate any breach of security of the data or the MLS® rules
  7. that a "mouse click" is sufficient acknowledgement and agreement to the terms
  8. must supply a user name and a password, the combination of which must be different from those of all other Registrants on the VOW, before being permitted to search and view information from the MLS® database via the VOW.
  9. must provide a valid email address. The Registrant may be permitted to access the VOW only after the Participant has verified that the email address provided is valid the Registrant's agreement to the VOW's Terms of Use is confirmed.
  10. understand the Participant must at all times maintain a record of the name, telephone number and email address supplied by the Registrant, and the username and current password of each Registrant, such records to be kept for not less than 180 days after the expiration of the validity of the Registrant's password. If the Board/Association has reason to believe that a Participant's VOW has caused or permitted a breach in the security of the data or a violation of MLS® rules related to use by one or more Registrants, the Participant shall, upon request, provide to the Board/Association a copy of the record of the name, email address, telephone number, username, current password, and audit trail, if required, of any Registrant identified by the Board/Association to be suspected of involvement in the violation.
  11. Understand that information on this site is deemed to be valid but is not guaranteed. It is the responsibility of the registrants to confirm all information on their own. Broker may not have reviewed or approved listing enhancements. All information provided by the listing agent/broker is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.
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