Recently, our Mid Florida Regional MLS added this feature when searching for Lakeland real estate that is being categorized as “short sale” and “bank owned”. Surely, it is great feature to have now in how we Realtors® search for our clients in the MLS.
Often times, I get calls from clients and consumer wanting to buy short sales and bank owned homes and I would have to search the remarks sections to see if the listing agents included such category. Now that short sale and bank owned is a new search field, we are able to better serve our clients by getting the data quickly.
Having this added feature will make your search simple and easy. However, if you are looking for a short sale or foreclosure make sure you are working with a Realtor that understands the entire process. The Lakeland real estate market and the real estate market throughout Polk County have many great opportunities for buyers to purchase a short sale or a bank owned property. However, you must be patient – short sales can take from just three month to a very long time to close.
Here is a list of short sales and foreclosures in the Lakeland Florida area. Since this feature has been added just recently, I am sure some of the Lakeland homes have not been updated. If you need help or want me to send you a list for a particular area, just give me a call or email and I’ll send them your way.