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Tim Cranch

Ellie Penaranda

Naples, Florida – Search The MLS System Just Like a Realtor

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There is no better, no more accurate, no more up to date source for real estate information than the local MLS system. Many people are spending valuable hours on sites like Zillow and Trulia only to be misguided and misinformed with incomplete or inaccurate information. They either just don’t know any better or it really doesn’t matter very much because they are not serious buyers or sellers. Several times per week, we get phone calls from people who are inquiring about a property that they saw on Zillow and we deliver the bad news to them that the home went under contract a month ago or even settled quite some time ago. The topic of “Zestimates” and how those numbers are derived is material for an entire blog article by itself.  

If you are a serious buyer or seller, you need correct data to make smart decisions. With access to the local MLS system, you can arm yourself with exactly the same information and all of the photographs that the Realtors see.  We are able to set up searches for you with whatever criteria serves your needs. Looking for a three bedroom condo west of Route 41? Wanting to purchase a single family home in Park Shore, Moorings or Coquina Sands? You only care about villas in Pelican Bay and really don’t want to be distracted with a lot of meaningless property listings to sort through? Pet friendly? Golfing communities only? Is a view of the Gulf of Mexico a “must have”? New construction is a requirement? Rental policy is important to you? No elevator is a deal breaker? How about schools?

The more we’re able to tweak the search criteria, the more you are able to focus your attention on property listings that really matter to you. For both buyers and sellers, you want to be able to zero in on particular neighborhoods, communities or even specific homes to properly track the local real estate market. If it matters to you to know exactly the closed sale price of a particular home, villa or condo then get the information directly from the source – the MLS system. Don’t accept neighborhood rumors, internet numbers on Zillow or Trulia and other random sources.

The MLS system now allows us, as Realtors, to share all of the information about new listings, pending contracts and closed sales via automated email updates. You receive the updates at the same time that we see them and they include the same information. If you are a buyer, this means that you get an email alert the moment that a new listing which meets your criteria hits the MLS system. If you are a seller, you can be alerted the instant a neighbor goes under contract or know exactly the final sales price the moment that it changes status in the MLS.

It is simple. It is unobtrusive. It is the single most accurate and complete source of information that is important to you as a buyer or a seller in the Naples and Bonita Springs real estate market. No obligations. Call or email us today with your own personalized search criteria.

Click on the links below to see the results for sample MLS searches:


New Construction Single Family Homes in Coquina Sands

Closed Sales in Royal Harbor within 180 Days

Canal Homes Under Contract in Conners of Vanderbilt Beach

5+Bedroom Pool Homes Located West of I-75 and Listed from $500,000 to $1M


As full time real estate professionals, we represent both buyers and sellers in the Naples. If you are a seller, we market your home to local, national and international buyers for the best results. If you are a buyer, we listen well and will find your own “Piece of Paradise” at the best negotiated price and terms.

Tim Cranch at 239-272-4848      or      Ellie Penaranda at 239-776-4848

TimCranch@StepsToTheBeach.com              Ellie@StepsToTheBeach.com