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Joy Daniels - I know there are many here who think Zillow and Trulia business model is harmful for agents. However, from consumer point of view, they are considered as one of the best site to search homes. So, having a presence of your listing on Zillow and Trulia is very important.
Any which way you can show your listing on these sites will be beneficial for you and your clients. After all, one of the important job we have to do is market the listings - and whetever our opinion of these sites be, we should market the homes on these sites.
Joy, I would not be concerned. Your listings will be found via your own MLS / IDX and through your marketing.
I would love it if my MLS cut off the listing feed to the T/Z.
West Lafayette, IN
Our MLS is sounding like it is going to do the same thing. It is getting crazy out there.
Joy, we just found out that Keller Williams has made a deal with the two large portals to send their KWLS market center listings directly to the two large players no matter what the MLS boards do.
I wish my Local MLS would do the same...Now buyers and sellers have to seek out REAL Real Estate companies. WE dont' have some 3rd party selling leads.
OH how I wish we would do the same.
Really? I wonder if we are still sending to zillow and trulia. I haven't heard of a change...
Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
We are listing agents and we are never searching for buyers....we are marketing to buyer agents and zillow helps us spread the word....
Joy, you can feed your listings directly to Zillow, or consult with your broker.
Joy, you can always send your listings to them through other channels, like Postlets. It's up to you.
Possibly yes. The companies that have their data syndicated will get more exposure but hang on, something else will come down the pike and replace this. It always does.
You should still have the right to control how the listing is marketed.
Good idea. Is it still true?
I have a young couple buyer clients and was surpeised to find that they are using Realtor.com for their search. Maybe all their ads on TV are making a difference. Whether they are better/worse than 'zulia' who knows. I just think the estimates on those sites are awful. People may ignore a listing because they think it is iver priced when in fact it is priced right for the particular neighborhood.