One Page to Rule Them All
The Lord of the Rings trilogy revolves around a powerful gold ring. The bearer of that ring would hold power over seven other rings worn by the Elves, Men and Dwarves of Middle Earth. It was referred to as the one ring, the one ring to rule them all. If the evil Lord Sauron were able to find the one ring he would control Middle Earth.
In the story of this webpage 😉 the Elves, Men and Dwarves of Middle Earth are represented by the various Internet real estate search engines like Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, Red Fin, Land Watch and the like.
You, as a home buyer, are in search of the perfect home. You’re hoping to find your dream home – and make a winning offer – before someone else beats you to it. You could spend hours a day searching through Zillow and Realtor.com and all the other real estate search engines and still not know when the newest listings hit the market.
Trying to stay on top of a hot market like we have here in Rochester, by searching the big real estate sites like Zillow and Realtor.com, is as hopeless as facing an army of Orcs with a pocket knife. An obvious no win situation.
You see the big search engines, like Zillow, simply scrape data from the local multiple listing services like the SEMAR MLS; Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors multiple listing service. Because they scrape data – and don’t actually hold the data like SEMAR does – their listing information is simply never as current. It can’t be. By searching Zillow and Trulia and Realtor.com you’re always a few steps behind the local multiple listing service.
And a few steps behind in a hot market just won’t cut it – especially if you’re searching in the ultra-hot $100,000 to $250,000 price range.
You Need One Search Engine to Rule Them All.
Here on my website I use a different IDX provider than most other local Rochester Realtors. An IDX is simply the software that provides the search capabilities for the data it pulls together from our local MLS. Because I’m a member of the Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors and a member of the local MLS – my website always has the most current data on local homes for sale.
But, even at that, even with the most current data like you’ll find here on my website – you’re still stuck searching everyday for anything new on the market. Miss a day and you potentially miss the home of your dreams.
Here’s Your One Ring – Your One Search Page that Rules Them All
Because I know how important it is for you to stay abreast of the newest listings I made a special request to my IDX provider. They were able to code a date range search parameter that allows you to see only the newest listings.
All you have to do is bookmark this page and check this one spot everyday. Here you’ll see only the listings that have been on the market for two days or less. You’ll always be on top of the market.
Hourly Updates Available by Special Request – No Charge
You’ve heard about it happening – and maybe its happened to you: homes in that ultra-hot $100,000 to $250,000 price range just do not last. A home in that price range in decent condition can sell – many times – within a day or two of hitting the market. Many times in an hour or two. So if you’re a buyer in that price range even a two day window isn’t good enough – you need hourly updates.
Shoot me an email or give me a call and I’ll set up hourly updates for you. We’ll plug in your search parameters and you’ll automatically receive an email update – no charge, no pressure, no commitment – the moment a new listing hits the market.
Best of luck in your search. I’m here to help when you have questions.
Internet Data Exchange (IDX) listings provided by Southeast Minnesota Association of REALTORS® (SEMAR) MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed.