REO Homes – A Brief Change in Philosophy

Jonathan Dalton, Phoenix Real Estate AgentFor the first time, folks, I’m going to be asking for your e-mail addresses.

On all of my various websites I provide IDX-powered MLS searches and never ask for a thing … not a name, not an e-mail address, not a phone number. I do this because as a consumer I wouldn’t want to provide all my contact info just to gain access to something I can access a dozen or so other places without registering.

That’s not changing.

But I’m implementing different rules for the maps to bank owned homes in the Phoenix real estate market that I started uploading this week. The main page is going to be open for everyone and on that page I’ll provide that week’s new listings. Call it the free first taste. But for the full list, you’re going to have to use the contact form (if I get the bugs worked out) or e-mail me to receive a password for a second page.

My preference is you skip the second page and simply ask for an automated list of homes that meet your criteria – the customization and time savings aspects are worth passing along an e-mail address if you ask me.

And that’s where the value lies. Theoretically you can find the information provided here, at least partially, if you have large quantities of time on your hands. Most people don’t. And why waste the time when the listings can be delivered to your inbox, or provided on a handy map that requires only a small password.

Besides, if there are dozens of other sites that provide the same level of information as I am when it comes to bank-owned homes, I sure haven’t found them. And I doubt they’ll arise until the Arizona Regional MLS adjusts the fields in the IDX feed. Automated for you is hand-generated for me.

This is my Purple Cow.

Looking forward to hearing from you …

[tags]Phoenix REO homes, bank owned homes, foreclosures[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Bob Carney 10 years ago

    Thanks…I was wondering if you manually did this.

    Great idea…teaser, then ask for the contact information. I would pay to play that game. 😉

  • Jonathan Dalton 10 years ago

    We’ll see how it goes … it’s a new one for me.