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Advice For Pros · December 05, 2016 · AUTHOR: Udi Dorner

Choosing a Foreclosure Website

setschedule-froreclos In this blog, you will learn about Foreclosure websites and what to look for in terms of credibility and real information. How do you know if a website is a legitimate one? If you’re planning on buying a foreclosure, you’ll likely start by looking for properties listed online. The saying “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is” could not be more true than with foreclosure websites, because there are a lot of fraudulent websites out there.  A good website keeps surprises to a minimum and has a lot of good, easily substantiated, and valuable information about what kind of services they provide. There are a lot of websites that provide ways to look up foreclosures in your area. When you find a website with this type of information, make sure to do your due diligence and verify the information presented, including contact information for the realtors. If there are too many ad pop-ups or information that seems phish(y) than do not click on it.  You may find yourself with a virus or malware. Nationwide services There are different websites which allow realtors from all over the country to post a house, wich are searchable based on location, price, size and other features. In addition, a lot of agent-specific sites post foreclosed houses that are for sale and are not in the pre-foreclosure phase. To gauge a site’s legitimacy, look for a testimonials page for firsthand, independent reviews.  While you are researching this information, you could “favorite” the site and then check back to see if it still viable. This will tell you if any of the homes listed on the site move or shift around at all. Be sure to communicate with a realtor to follow properties that you are interested in. Look for inconsistencies. Ask questions. Follow the rule: “If it seems too good to be true; then it probably is.”

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