I have just added a new resource page to this website called, Validate Property in MLS.
I developed this website service to help buyers and renters Check/Validate Any Property in the Area Multiple Listing Service (BrightMLS) to combat real estate scammers. In particular, some scammers have “hijacked” listings by impersonating the agent and then ask potential renters or buyers for “key money” or other payments to gain access to the house that they offer at a terrific bargain price. The scammers have primarily targeted the rental market on various free websites, like Craigslist. They prey on people who pray for great deals.
Most other listing portals only show active and some sold. ValidateProperty searches for extensive property history so you can understand if the property is being legitimately offered for sale or rent. You can also use it as the quickest way to lookup any listing for which you have an address or MLS number. I really mean it is the fastest way into the BrightMLS, faster than any agent’s ordinary MLS access!
ValidateProperty.com allows you to check the validity of a listing purported to be in the BrightMLS. You can search for active, pending, or closed sales and rentals and even withdrawn and expired listings and thereby determine the actual status of the property and the company representing the property.