You are looking for homes online. It’s so easy to do, with so many sites. Sites managed by real estate companies, sites managed by 3rd party vendors, sites managed by real estate agents and sites that are managed by builders and large marketing companies.
Where do you go? What sites are the best?
Of course everyone takes a look at Zillow and Trulia, the largest 3rd party sites. I think that we all enjoy those sites because we can be anonymous. We can read blogs, ask questions or read questions others have asked. We can see a “zestimate” of a property and do lots of other stuff. However, you will not be able to see ALL of the homes available for sale in your area on Zillow or Trulia. They are not given the data by the local MLS. They get their data from some internet data feeds given to them by real estate companies.
HOMEFRONT Realty doesn’t give a feed to any 3rd party sites. So if you are looking at Zillow or Trulia for inventory you are probably missing out on AT LEAST 40% of the inventory. We do input our listings on these sites for our sellers.
If you want to have the best search experience it is best to connect with a real estate agent or sign up for a Listing Alert product from a real estate agent. Sign up for an account. That way you can save your favorites, save your searches and have new listings delivered to your email in box. So simple.
At HOMEFRONT Realty we offer this service free of charge. We also will not “hound” you when you sign up. We might sent you an email every couple of weeks, but nothing that you can’t read in 2 minutes. We are NOT a pressure sales driven company. Sign up here for your own account – LISTINGS BY EMAIL – Listing Updates Sent to Your Inbox.