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Question about real estate

I am just searching for a home and everything I find is gone immediately. I have just learned of a term called "pocket listings". Has anyone had any experience in finding a home this way? I have always known there must be a way some people find such good deals when I have never seen the particular home on the market!




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Zillow:

I have been looking on Zillow for various foreclosures and you can tailor your search for just them, or (pre-foreclosures) and I have seen some pretty decent things. But the best way I have found is to have a friend that has access to bank owned, and inside info on things. Unfortunately I don't have anyone quite that close any longer. I lost that with the passing of a relative.

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Sorry...

...for your loss and thanks for responding. When you google "pocket listings", much info comes up on that and it seems it is becoming more popular. I have tailored my searches on Zillow, Trulia and others, but every time something pops up new, there is already an accepted offer on it. I check it daily and it almost seems like whomever put in the offer did so before it was even listed! It gets real frustrating. It says that you must form a relationship with a realtor and be ready/prepared to buy to get these listings. It also says you cannot walk into an office and expect them to give you those listings just by asking.

Out of many...

...the DP people seem to have widest variety of knowledge and appreciate anyone with knowledge on this matter. Ahh...and I am sure some of you are real estate agents!