If home buyers and home sellers think Trulia and Zillow are websites that provide home buyers and sellers accurate information for nothing, you are wrong. Home buyers and home sellers are being led down a path of misinformation.
Did you really think that Trulia and Zillow were there for home buyers and home sellers to provide information for free? No, sorry but Trulia and Zillow make their money through advertising. Every time you, as a home buyer or home seller visit Trulia or Zillow you are being counted, then sold to the agents you are willing to pay for a zip code based upon the number of buyers and sellers who visit those sites. Then, your information is captured and sent to the paying agent to help you with your real estate needs.
Have you ever wondered when you, as a home buyer request information about a home for sale on Trulia or Zillow and are told by the real estate agent that the house already has an offer? Well, that’s because Trulia and Zillow have old listings of homes for sale. Sacramento MLS will not send these websites the listings so they have to get them in whatever means they can but unfortunately they are not updated. So, for the most part home buyers are looking at old information.
Check out the article I wrote, Sacramento Real Estate Truth for Home Buyers and Home Sellers where I actually show how many REAL homes for sale there are and what Trulia and Zillow say there are for sale. Quite an eye opener for home buyers who are trying desperately to get a home in this real estate market when they are flying off the shelf only to find that you are wasting your time looking a homes for sale that are not even available. And while you’re wasting your time, prices are going up so now, you’re wasting your money!
Hook yourself up with an experienced REALTOR® who will send you ALL the current homes for sale straight from our MLS. As a REALTOR® in Sacramento, I help home buyers and home sellers in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo Counties and would love to help you, too!