If you’re looking to buy or sell your home, you’ve probably visited many realtor websites. With so many options, it can be hard to choose which realtor website is the right one.
Sites like Trulia and Zillow may seem to offer everything you could need. However, here are some important facts to consider about what these websites do and don’t offer you as a consumer:
- Slow to post. Listing services can be slow to post new properties as they come on the market. When properties are listed for sale, they usually hit the local MLS within minutes. It can take up to week and a half for that same listing to hit nationally syndicated sites like Trulia and Zillow. Working with an experienced local real estate agent will ensure that you know about the latest listings as soon as they become available.
- Inaccurate Data. Just as they’re slow to post new listings, syndicated sites are also slow to take down postings that are no longer for sale or update listings with corrected information. A recent study showed that over one third of the listings on Trulia and Zillow that were listed as active had already been taken off the market. Local relator websites pay greater attention to the details and provide a much higher percentage of accuracy in listings.
- Confusing advertisements. Trulia and Zillow allow real estate agents to purchase ads that show up next to properties that are not their listings. Visitors to the website reach out to that agent, thinking they are the most knowledgeable about at listing when that’s not the case. The websites of local real estate agents are much more straightforward when it comes to who will be serving your needs.
Even though realtor websites such as Trulia and Zillow boast convenience and comprehensive listings, they are unable to offer the care, accuracy and warmth of a local real estate agent. While visiting a syndicated realtor website may be tempting, you’ll be better off in the long run by working with a local agent at Lake Havasu City Properties.
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