Are You Looking In The Wrong Places?

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:36

By Nancy Hankin

Palm Springs Real Estate

When you want to look up properties in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), what website do you access these on?  Are you aware that many of the homes found on Zillow, Truila, etc. KEEP old listings that are no longer available in their database?

  • Are you aware none of these companies are Realtors?

They are Lead Generating Companies who are forcing Realtors to BUY BACK their own listings. Realtors have been FORCED to pay billions of dollars each year to receive inquiries, because these companies are called LEAD GENERATING COMPANIES. They are NOT Realtors!

Several years ago my son searched on for ACTIVE homes for sale in his city. He choose (10) homes to look at. Eight out of the ten homes had either been sold or expired many months beforehand. Well, that was a fun day running around town only to find out these homes were NOT ACTIVELY for sale!

Perhaps the next time you want to search for real estate that is ACTIVELY ON THE MARKET, you might consider contacting a Realtor DIRECTLY. If you are interested in homes in the Palm Springs Desert Area you’ll want to get all the up-to-date ACTIVE Listings and then you can contact me, Nancy Hankin, a real live Realtor…….NOT a Lead Generating company who SELLS your inquiries to agents, many who do not have buyers of their own to work with.

Think about it this way….have you ever had to contact a doctor, but you first contacted a doctor’s lead generating company who are not doctors, and these companies then charged doctors if they wanted to see you? Of course not, but that’s exactly what is happening in real estate….and as long as you keep contacting these Lead Generating Companies who are charging Realtors a fortune to obtain their own listings, this insanity won’t stop.

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IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a home in the Palm Desert Area, try searching properties on the same Desert Area MLS Realtor’s use, or give me a call. I will be happy to give you or your referral my red carpet service.” After the sale, I will send you a $50 Gift Certificate towards dinner in a fabulous Palm Springs Area Restaurant so you can celebrate!

Nancy Hankin, Palm Springs Real Estate Agent
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I moved to beautiful Palm Springs, California to the desert, known as the Coachella Valley, from Milwaukee, WI in 1992. I wanted to be surrounded by sunshine, wonderful year-round weather and expansive mountain views. And that's exactly what I got! Now I specialize in helping others relocate and find their own special Home in Palm Springs, a true Paradise.

Most folks think of this area as Palm Springs, however, the Valley actually consists of (9) cities, each with their own personality: Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Desert Hot Springs and Coachella.

I've been in Real Estate Sales, Marketing, Public Relations and Administrative work my entire career, which began in 1965. Being a Realtor is more than a business for me, it's a true passion and my client's interests are my main concern. I'm detail oriented, organized and I have a vast knowledge of the desert and the properties within the Valley. Unlike many Realtors who only specialize in one or two areas in Coachella Valley, I've SOLD Real Estate Properties in all of the communities of Coachella Valley.

I am more than just a Realtor. I have also been named one of less than 50,000 Realtors nationwide who is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and  one of less than 15,000 Realtors nationwide who is a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I am also a Real Estate Broker and e-Pro Certified, which means that I have an excellent understanding of technology as it applies to real estate on the Internet.

Due to my extraordinary production with RE/MAX over the years, I have achieved many top honors. I am a member of the Prestigious 100% Club, the Platinum Club and a Hall of Fame Member. Only 10% of the Realtors with RE/MAX in the California/Hawaii Region have earned this Platinum Club recognition.

Many of my clients are now friends, and they have referred both their family and friends to me. They know I'll take very good care of them from the beginning of our relationship, to after it's closed, and beyond that! I don't go away. I'm always available and eager to help in any way I can - before, during and after the sale! And to all those who continue to Refer Clients to me, a great deal of my work is from folks just like you, and it's greatly appreciated.


  • Majored in Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an emphasis on Sales, Public Relations and Marketing
  • Completed Courses in Real Estate Principles, Property Management, Office Administration, Agency and Ethics, Fair Housing, Trust Accounts, Real Estate Practice, Basic Appraisals and Real Estate Appraisals, Real Estate Finance and Real Estate Economics.
  • Completed courses in Sales, Sales Management and Board Development; Organizational Strategic Planning, Management Training and Fund Raising

My children, grandchildren, golfing, reading, writing, bridge, socializing....and trying to make a more positive difference in the world we live in.

Specializing In:
California Vacation Homes, Relocation, Retirement Homes & Communities, New Home Sales, Golf Course Communities, Single Family Homes, Condominiums, Estates, Ranches, Land Sales.


  • CRS
  • e-PRO®
  • SRES

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