Social media has become a common way to advertise and market homes for sale. And when the sale is about to close or finally clears the rites of passage necessary to clear escrow, new home owners and former ones do the ‘Happy Dance’ and often social media is the instinctive first stop in the celebration.
It’s so easy, with one click, to let the world know the address, price and the individuals involved in the home sale. And while all these pieces of information eventually become a part of the public record, the issue at hand is WHEN this happens. By the time the Registrar of Deeds records the information pertinent to a sale for county records, it is often weeks after the home has sold and closed. The new homeowners have moved in and usually changed the locks.
The fact that information about home sales on social media is usually…
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