The system of buying a house in Florida is completely different than that in the UK and there are several pitfalls, all home Buyers must be aware of.
In Florida, all properties that are being sold through a Real Estate Agent Firm, are listed on a central database known as The Multiple Listing Service, The MLS. The MLS is available to all Real Estate Agents/REALTORS ® and can be viewed on all property website fed by the MLS.
Many Buyers become confused with the sharing of listings. You may be on a website for ‘Frank in Florida Realty’ and see an abundance of listings, however, these may not be Frank’s listings. Many websites try to overcome such confusion with ‘Search Listings’ and ‘My Listings’ pages on their websites.
Another important fact, you do not have to go to the Listing Agent of a house to view it. The primary focus in America, is for Buyers to find the right Buyers Agent for them to guide them through the purchasing process.