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MLS.com calls itself “America’s Real Estate Portal”. It allows you to search through over 1.8 million available records, including documents on new or foreclosed premises. Each property has a photo profile and the site also provides links to estate agency training courses for any budding agents. The site also allows you to perform a free credit check and offers a 7 day free trial.
The various training options available through MLS Foreclosure Listings are probably one of the most unique features of this website. It covers real estate courses, appraisal courses and home inspection courses in several states. These courses are online and can be completed at your own pace.
If you’re looking to buy or sell a property, you can do this on MLS.com. They even offer links to contractors who can renovate properties, which is particularly useful if you wish to purchase a foreclosure property which is in less-than-ideal condition.
There are plenty of foreclosure properties available, and you can search through them easily. Results are displayed on a map so you can see where each one is located. From there, you can read a description of the property and find out its listing history. Full membership is required to gain access to the full property details, which include data on heating, utilities, seller contracts and more.
Visitors and members can use the site’s free TransUnion credit rating tool. This is very useful if you’re not sure how much money you might be able to borrow, therefore impacting on the properties you could purchase.
A 7 day free trial is also available, although you are required to include your credit card details to receive the free trial. Full membership costs are fair for this service, although the site does lack a few features when compared with a number of its competitors.
We would prefer to see more tools to help with analyzing market trends, including calculators and live feeds. The site also lacks a range of real estate articles, which can be a useful addition if you’re not sure how to go about selling and buying foreclosure properties. In addition to this, we were disappointed to find that the site doesn’t have a dedicated FAQ and there are no community features.
MLS is worth a visit. It provides a decent catalog of premises at competitive prices. However, there don’t appear to be a lot of benefits for members beyond accessing relatively basic information and property photos. We’d recommend performing a few basic searches, then signing up for the free trial period if you find something you like the look of. From there, you can decide whether you feel the site has everything you need.
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