Spam prevention
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

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.

Apr 02, 2015 02:14 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

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.

Apr 02, 2015 11:37 AM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

Our MLS is sounding like it is going to do the same thing.  It is getting crazy out there.

Apr 02, 2015 11:25 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

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.

Apr 02, 2015 11:20 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

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.

Apr 02, 2015 08:02 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Really? I wonder if we are still sending to zillow and trulia.  I haven't heard of a change...

Apr 02, 2015 12:45 PM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Bruce Walter - Keller Williams is one of the biggest voters in our MLS to get them to STOP.  They know what they are doing.  

I am learning David Barr - it's really very scary.  It's a lot to absorb. . . and everyone has their own opinion.  I would love to hear the real truth, but it's so hard to find.  Thank you for your response.

Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239  and Kathleen Daniels it is getting crazy out there. . . your MLS might just make that decision Kathleen.  Let us know if they do!


Apr 02, 2015 12:28 PM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

I feel better Jeff Pearl - just because I hate to be "less than" the competetors and have found out I do have a feed source I can use.

Barbara Todaro you are right - that is how I feel too, which is why I wanted my listings going to Zillow.  I may not be happy about some of the things they do, but Buyer's use them!


Apr 02, 2015 09:35 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

You are right Gabe Sanders - in the meantime I found out we can use our Boomtown Account!  Thank you!

Unfortunately William Feela - what will happen is the corporate companies will use this event to make the independent/smaller companies look inadequate in their marketing.  


Apr 02, 2015 09:33 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Apr 02, 2015 08:49 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

We are listing agents and we are never searching for buyers....we are marketing to buyer agents and zillow helps us spread the word....

Apr 02, 2015 08:13 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Joy, you can feed your listings directly to Zillow, or consult with your broker.

Apr 02, 2015 08:13 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Joy, you can always send your listings to them through other channels, like Postlets.  It's up to you.

Apr 02, 2015 07:57 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

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.

Apr 02, 2015 07:09 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

You should still have the right to control how the listing is marketed.

Apr 02, 2015 07:05 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Good idea. Is it still true?

Mar 29, 2018 09:22 PM
Gail Blanchette

I have a young couple buyer clients and was surpeised to find that they are using 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. 

Apr 05, 2015 01:50 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

You  have made a very good point Praful Thakkar - thank you for your answer.  I know that consumers are really BIG into Zillow and Trulia - they are expert marketer's of themselves and thus Sellers want to see their listings on these sites.

Evelyn Johnston I was surprised when this came up in our MLS too - but after reading others comments, it looks like it is occuring in others.  You should check to see if this is something your MLS is considering.

Apr 04, 2015 01:20 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

I hope you are right Debbie Reynolds  - I am sure the big companies will use the fact that they are feeding Zillow as a competitive edge in their marketing.  

We can input the listings individually to Zillow Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI , but will be time consuming and costly (we have to pay someone to do it!)

Apr 02, 2015 07:23 AM