1) direct one time easy search by address (click here) Just driving by a house and want the listing information. This is a great way to get the stats you want. Quick and Simple!
2) An ongoing notification of listing you may be interested in (click here) This service, ListingBook, is a powerful way to actively search for homes that meet your particular needs. This service, unlike many others, has a direct, live link to the MLS so the data is almost immediately updated. You can change the search parameters as often as you like. This is also a good way to keep track of happenings in your local neighborhood. Find out who is selling and for how much. Set the parameters for you neighborhood and this program will work for your into perpetuity.
3) A Smartphone App (click here or scan QR code with smartphone) This app will use your phones GPS to locate all active listings and open houses in your vicinity. You can request more info or a showing which will be sent directly to me for follow up.
I have spent considerable time figuring out the best way to help my freinds and clients be knowledgeable about the real estate market. These are the 3 best services I have found which will satisfy the differing needs. Unlike many other services, (Redfin, Realtor.com, California Moves) these services offer the most accurate, up to date and easy to use search engines. And Best of all, they are all free to you!
All of these sites work for most areas of the country including Sherman Oaks, the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California and the United States. There are some Association of Realtors and local offices that do not participate but for the most part All homes for sale will be found on these particular sites.