If you are in the market to buy a home you are likely searching on one of, or all three of, what real estate agents refer to as ‘the big three’. Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com are the three most searched web sites by would be home owners today. A few weeks ago, if you pay attention to this sort of thing, you may have woken up to some pretty big news.
Here is what you need to know:
Zillow, the most-trafficked real-estate website, agreed to buy Trulia, the No. 2 company, hoping to create a market behemoth that will dominate listings of homes for sale and other information that buyers and sellers covet. My Facebook and Twitter streams were a buzz with speculation and people wearing tin foil hats…learn how to make a tin foil hat!
It was even shared how you can make one – yea I too am not sure why this tutorial is needed but your kids may enjoy it 🙂
So what does this mean to you right now in your search for a home?
Nothing, it really doesn’t.
Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com are great places to begin your search but when all is said and done the best way to search for a home for you and your family is through a Realtor who is a member of the local Multiple Listing Service in the community you want to live in.
You see, Zillow and other search sites get their data from us and although many of us do share our listings with Zillow and other sites, some agents don’t.
So if you want access to ALL of the homes available to purchase,
the best source is a local Realtor like me 🙂
PS: If you happen to find a home you like on Zillow, Trulia, or Realtor.com…
Did you know I’ll get you in to see it in the next 24 hours?
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