Note that, in the Seattle real estate market, investors need to search two databases to get a complete picture of what investment properties are available. CBA (Commercial Brokers Association) will have the majority of the Seattle commercial listings (and most of the larger properties) whereas the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), as the main residential database, will be your best source for duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes as well as smaller apartment buildings.
Be aware also that there are different rules for agents inputting new listings (or to change the status of a listing when it goes under contract). The MLS requires that listings be entered (or changed) by the next business day. CBA allows up to ten business days for the agent to enter (or change the status) of a listing. So, obviously, the MLS is a more level playing field and is the database of choice for small multi-family buildings.
Since, unlike myself, most agents are exclusively residential or commercial, they do not have the privilege of entering their listings in both databases so conscientious investors will need to search both so as not to miss any potential properties.
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THIS WEEKS NEW SEATTLE MLS MULTI-FAMILY LISTINGS
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