Every day I am contacted by people who have seen a house on some web site that just looks amazing, incredible, unbelievable whatever. Every day I have to let them down by telling them, “No that condo is not for sale for $3500. That is the weekly rent.” or “No that home for $100,000 is is not really on a Gulf of Mexico access canal” or “Sorry that house shows active on that site, but it is really under contract.”
The point is the information you see in the automated property search sites is not accurate sometimes due to the lag time between the information update between the real Multiple Listing Systems, the IDX systems and the sites themselves or just because of human error in typing info and updates into the system. It has also been a trend by lesser agents in this competitive market to pad a listing with attractive, but inaccurate info just to lure potential buyers to contact them. That is the same principle as the phishing email scam. The MLS administrators and good brokers try hard to weed out that garbage, but there is a lot of information to cover.
The bottom line: if the house looks too good to be true it probably is. Don’t get hooked by a scammer or con person and if you want real, current information on properties in Southwest Florida just ask me. I will look at the real MLS which is the first hand information from our Board of Realtors and send the information right to you. On my website www.FloridaLuxuryBroker.com I have a search page that is different that anyone else. It is actually the map search directly from the Realtor MLS. Its is not flashy, but you can zoom into the exact area you want to see properties and see what is available in real time with the raw data from the Realtor. When it is time to get serious about looking at a house to buy, call or email me to get all of the information you need and the professional service that come with a professional real estate Broker.