Naomi Emmerson

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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I used to have a lot of calls from Trulia, not anymore ( with all recent changes). During open houses I do ask people what they use to research area, the younger generation is using Red fin hoping for their rebates.

Jan 23, 2015 03:56 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Naomi, I think the general public won't necessarily search out these specific sites, but rather more general real estate searches.  Though, these are the sites that will most often come up first on their browsers.  My clients seem to prefer Zillow over Trulia.  Redfin is not present in my market.

Jan 19, 2015 08:28 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Naomi,

I can't speak for the general public, however, our friends are most likely to call someone they know for a referral, and the secondary move is to look on line for local agents, and then check out the aggregators.  And I would do the same thing. A

Jan 19, 2015 06:23 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I am busy making my own leads and have no time to worry about them.

Sep 09, 2019 07:36 PM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

They do check these sites.

May 29, 2018 09:33 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

All of them - no redfin, though.

Jan 19, 2018 11:23 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

None of the above

May 15, 2017 03:24 AM
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LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Naomi Emmerson statistically they are now saying Zillow and Trulia have 40-50% of all Internet traffic eyeballs 

Jan 11, 2016 07:47 PM
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Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA
Eric

I think they check everything, but of course, the most popular is Zillow and Redfin. They also have mobile apps that are  really convenient to use when you are on the go.

Jan 25, 2015 10:08 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Naomi, probably,they check Zillow, Trulia, and other sites before contacting an agent.

Jan 19, 2015 01:15 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Naomi Emmerson all of them are good if you use it wisely and follow up with the leads generated from them.

My experience with the buyers is - they like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and Redfin App.

Jan 19, 2015 11:18 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Naomi, I think they probably check in with more than one, and they may not find the agent they work with when they are on those websites.

Jan 19, 2015 11:13 AM
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Mike Tizzano
Amerifirst Financial, Inc Equal Housing Oppurtinity Lender AZ BK0013635 NMLS 145368 LO:1015837 - Mesa, AZ
Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender

I read a statistic that the overwhelming majority of buyers begin their search online.  I'm not sure off the top of my head what the percentage was but it was pretty significant.  As far as which site they use, I don't have an answer for that

Jan 19, 2015 10:49 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Zillow is who I hear most about, but after trying to find homes in real life that they have found online they pretty much quit searching through them.

Jan 19, 2015 09:14 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I find more and more clients are upset with both sites because of the poor information and inaccurate information.  I try really hard to stay away form any 3rd party that uses my listing ro try and steal away clients and then sell me the leads back.

Jan 19, 2015 08:26 AM
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

I don't think they are going for an agent on Trulia or Zillow or Redfin, I think they "look" there to get acclimated to the market though, sadly, only to find out that a lot of that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

Jan 19, 2015 06:59 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I get more email inquires from Zillow, followed next by Redfin, then Trulia, then others. Many peopel do like to do their own research even if they plan on using an agent when they're ready to get serious.

Jan 19, 2015 06:30 AM