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Phantom Property Availability: For Sale, Under Contract, but Hard to Tell

Updated: Jun 10, 2023

Have you ever heard of "active contingent"? That's a property that's under contract but listed as active, with no way to tell that it's under contract on some of the most widely used public websites including the top-used public website for searches, Zillow.

How Prevalent? 41% of Houses Entered 7-40 Days Ago as of 6/10/23 in Hampton Roads

Main Ways to Avoid the Problem

Here's a video on the subject:

Locating Contingencies on an active REIN portal search on single property

Locating unavailable properties on an active REIN portal search on property list

Locating Contingencies on on single property

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