Whether you’re buying or selling, when it’s moving time, you’ll have the tedious task of setting up or transferring utility services. Your time is valuable, so that’s why I’ve created a list of public utility contacts by city, for you. Just find your city in the list below and call, or follow the links to check for pricing information.
Each day as I look through hundreds of listings on the OKC MLS the photos never cease to amaze me. I see Aunt Betty poking her head around the corner, Realtors taking pictures of themselves in the mirror, last nights dinner still sitting on the counter top, laundry on the floor, chochkties everywhere. People, do you really want to sell your house? And, what was the hiring criteria for your Realtor? Holy moly.
MLS stands for Multiple Listings Service. The OKC MLS is a site that Realtors subscribe to and communicate through. Through membership at their local board (OKCMAR), Realtors are able to post their new listings and immediately following all other Realtors are able to see the new listings. The public typically sees this updated information within 24 hours through public sites but it completely depends on which sites they search. Not all information online is accurate or timely.
Yesterday while searching the (Realtor only) MLS site, I noticed a message, dated 09/08/09, from OKCMAR (Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors) about a new public access MLS website. Out of curiosity, I checked it out. If you have ever tried to look for houses using the “Find Property” link on the OKCMAR website, you have probably left frustrated, swearing never to return.
The percentage of buyers who purchase an existing residence far outweighs the number purchasing new construction, at least in the Oklahoma City housing market, so it is important to be familiar with the available Residential Service Contracts and all that they have to offer.