We like all of our buyer clients to let us set them up with our MLS Search System with Automatic Email Alerts. Trust us, you'll love it!
Once we determine your search preferences we'll set up a "portal" page exclusively for you, listing everything we find, with pictures, details, maps and more. You'll be able to easily browse through it and discard those you don't like and designate the rest as "possibilites" or "favorites". We'll also instantly notify you by email when any new relevant homes come on the market so you can check them out on your portal and "get the jump" on the competition.
To get started, contact us and tell us what you're looking for or click the button below to fill out a form with your home preferences.
This service is FREE to anyone planning to buy or sell real estate in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, such as in Torrance, Redondo Beach, Venice, and the surrounding cities, who are not already represented by another Realtor®.
In California, all real estate agents are required by law to submit information on all of their clients' homes that are for sale, to a huge database called the Multiple Listing Service ("MLS"). This allows all other real estate agents, regardless of what brokerage they are with, to tell their clients about it and help their clients to find and buy their dream home. As a result, nearly all homes that are for sale end up in the MLS.
Many of our clients were trying to find available homes on their own by using various internet searches, like Realtor.com, Yahoo, Google, Redfin, Zillow, Trulia, etc., which get nearly all of their information from the MLS. The problem is that often there is a delay in the listing data getting transmitted to those web sites, so by the time they got around to doing their search, someone else had already bought the home. To avoid this problem, we came up our "MLS Search System with Automatic Email Alerts" which notify our clients by email immediately when any homes they are likely to be interested in come on the market for sale.
Usually within 24 hours after you submit our Home Preferences Form, you'll receive an email from us which will contains a link to your personal portal page. That portal page will have a list of all the homes for sale that fit the preferences you specified. Check out a Sample Portal Page (popup).
As soon as any new homes are listed for sale that meet your preferences, we'll add them to your portal page and send an email to alert you, which will contain the link to your portal page, so you can check them out right away. You'll receive an email alert if new homes have been added to your portal page or whenever prices change. So, you may get several email alerts per day. Please add "@thecounselorsgroup.com" to your email program's safe sender list so that our emails will not be inadvertently deleted or sent to a spam folder.
Rather than wait for an email alert, you may find it convenient to save your portal page web site address as a favorite or bookmark it in your web browser. This will allow you to easily return to view your listings, and any additions to it, at any time.
If you prefer, you may search the MLS yourself and set up your own email alerts.
The following are some quick instructions to help you get the most out of your portal page: