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The Laguna Beach MLS Explained

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is often the first resource for buyers and realtors looking for Laguna Beach homes. The Laguna Beach MLS benefits home buyers and sellers alike; however, the full MLS listing can only be accessed by real estate agents.

Author: Andy Williams
Date: Jan 7, 2010 - 7:30:41 AM


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What is the MLS and How Can It Help Laguna Beach Home Buyers?

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is often the first resource for buyers and realtors looking for Laguna Beach homes. It provides the most comprehensive listing of homes for sale, regardless of property type, price, or neighborhood. All homes listed by Laguna Beach agents are automatically added to the MLS, unless they are specifically kept off the list, and often include a description of the home and a set of photographs.

The Laguna Beach MLS benefits home buyers and sellers alike; however, the full MLS listing can only be accessed by real estate agents. That's why it's highly recommended to hire one before starting a home search. Below are some of the ways the Laguna Beach MLS can help you find the perfect home.

A wider selection
Before the MLS, one would have to drive around the neighborhood and call up the company whose name appears on the "For Sale" sign. With the Laguna Beach MLS, all the homes, regardless of the agent or broker, can be viewed at once and narrowed down to suit the buyer's options.

More information
MLS listings usually contain all the vital information on the home, such as size, price, location, features, and the owner's reason for selling. Buyers can also find information commonly sought in Laguna Beach homes, such as the beach views and the homeowners' association. Most listings also include at least a few pictures of the interior and exterior.

Better representation
Once you've trimmed your list down to a few Laguna Beach homes, you can start scheduling tours or visiting open houses. The Laguna Beach MLS also serves as a platform for agents to communicate, so it only takes minutes for your agent to get in touch with the seller or their representative for more information.

Faster negotiation
Negotiation is always part of the plan when it comes to home buying. The prices listed on the MLS are often negotiable, and the service can be used to make a quick offer to the seller. While you'll still need a formal offer prior to the sale, getting in touch sooner can give you a good advantage over other potential buyers.

Easy access
You only need to work with one agent to access all the listings on the Laguna Beach MLS. Since it's part of his or her service, it won't cost you anything, besides your time, to look at hundreds or even thousands of Laguna Beach homes. While you can access some MLS listings online, they're not always as complete and accurate as the real thing.

 



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