Most home buyers relocating from out of town begin their home search by looking on the internet for Denver MLS listings. It seems like a safe and anonymous way to get an idea about homes for sale but it can be misleading.
Choosing the right site to search homes for sale is an important decision. Some sites such as Trulia a Zillow do not source their listings directly from the Denver MLS. The result is that many listings are outdated not accurately reflecting their current availability or even the current market value. So it’s important to choose an internet MLS search service that gets data directly from MetroList. Metrolist is the MLS provider for the Denver metropolitan area. They are scrupulous in removing listings as soon as they are sold and updating the prices constantly.
Many MLS search sites on the internet including All Denver Real Estate obtain their data directly from the Denver MLS. In fact, we update our data every 15 minutes to make sure the consumer receives accurate information. This is especially important when searching for listings new to the market. Our service automatically will send new listings by email.
Up until last April, those national portals like Trulia and Zillow were able to obtain their data directly from the Denver MLS. That is no longer the case. MetroList decided not to automatically provide MLS data to those national portals. So, it’s up to individual brokers to upload their own listings. National portals don’t get all the MLS listings and those listings are not always removed when properties are sold in a timely fashion. The same is true for some local Realtor sites that use MLS (IDX) Searches hosted by those national portals. Realtor.com is one national real estate portal that gets it’s data directly from the MLS. So, does recolorado.com which is the public portal for Multilist, now known as ReColorado.
When Are MLS Listings Updated?
National portals really do not have an incentive to remove listings. When they have more listings in their database, the higher they can rank in search engines and the more potential inquiries their advertisers might receive.
We strongly believe consumers deserve up-to-date, accurate information about the homes for sale. That’s why our service is dedicated to updating listing information all the time. You can be assured the data that you’re looking at on this website is accurate and up-to-date and directly from the Denver MLS.
Custom Home Searches
Our site offers two options for searching the MLS (IDX). The first is the site where you register. The advantage of doing that is that you then have access to neighborhood experts for whatever areas you’re exploring. Sometimes choosing a neighborhood is an important decision that precedes selecting a home to purchase. Our neighborhood experts are available to answer questions about schools, crime, commutes and lifestyles in various neighborhoods.
The second option we offer is a site where registration is not required. Some people just like to be anonymous. That’s fine and we offer an option for that as well. Again, both options provide up to date, accurate information about the MLS listings displayed.
After you start to look at homes in various neighborhoods, please let us know what other information you might need. This website offers hundreds pages of information on neighborhoods, mortgages, real estate practices just about anything you might want to ask. If you can’t find it here feel free to call us our toll-free number listed above. We always welcome your phone calls at our toll-free number 1-877-378-8213.