Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com – Real Estate Information or Misleading Information
Listing syndicate websites like Zillow.com, Trulia.com and Realtor.com and many more offer information to the public regarding real estate. But much of this information might be misleading and false. These very popular websites have taken off and are very popular. They do offer great information and have many helpful tools, but there’s also a side to these real estate sites that many are not aware of. And it seems the information these real estate site provide are now being questioned by experts.
Zillow and Trulia exist to make money. Period. They make money by selling advertisements to Realtors. These long-term contracts paid out by Realtors to gain leads and exposure. These Realtor are touted as being the experts in the area. But those experts are the ones willing to pay the most for those advertised spots. They might be experts and they might not. But Zillow and Trulia are willing to take their money either way. I don’t mind that, what bothers me is the misleading information that these site provide regarding real estate information.
My hat’s off to those willing to question these real estate websites and take a stand.