Posted by Rich Hyams on January 22, 2004 at 06:18:17:
I need a new data service down here in So FLorida too.
Realestateinfoworld.com comes out once a week, 15% of addresses entered come up not found, have to go to the county, get the parcel ID then it comes up. I started a trial period with realestat.com, they are really great, more expensive, but the data is real current and their site and info is way, way more sophisticated than what I am using now…bad part is that he is only in West Palm Beach county, Broward and Dade won’t be coming only line for six months.
Any other data providors down here? I haven’t been able to find any.
Posted by Tom (GA) on January 21, 2004 at 18:11:57:
When buying real estate info from these service providers, you need to ask for and get in writing, how up to date the information is. Having just spent 3 months going back and forth with FARES and their Win2Data product, I have lost $900.
When I signed up I was told they update the info daily and they have local people that go to the courthouse to get the info (per the salesman, who never returns my calls.)
Well, my how things change once they have your money. They wait for the info to be sent to them from the courthouse and don’t have employees retrieving the info. My county (Cherokee County, GA) is 7 months late in getting the info to FARES. Running comps is worthless.
So I am denied even a partial refund. When I asked if they will tell future customers that the data is old, the reply was “No, we tell tell them we have the most current info available.”
I don’t know about Cherokee county, but I work in Fulton county and they’re about 7 months behind in recording. Of course noone can get data, untile it’s recorded. So, for that county it’s not win2data’s fault at all. I suspect it’s the same situation in Cherokee County.