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Gina Glathar, Real Estate Pro in Southlake, TX

I get a lot of questions about homes that are already sold. How do we recommend these be marked as sold in Trulia?

Asked by Gina Glathar, Southlake, TX Thu Apr 18, 2013

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Joseph wrote, "Alot of this is going to be the individual agents responsipiligy."
THE AGENT HAS NO RESPONISBILTY REGARDING DATA APPEARING ON TRULIA.
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Trulia state, "Real estate data appearing on Trulia comes from LISTHUB. LISTHUB requires Truila to limit the fields an agent can edit on Trulia"
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Not the MLS. Not Realtor.com. Not from the agent! The agent bears NO RESPONSIBILTY regardin this data as well as on the hundreds of other websites on with real estate stuff appears.
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It is when the uninformed SUGGEST the agent is respoonsible and so many remain silent that the commuity of real estate professionals DO become collaborators in the deception of the public.

The home buyer and seller needs to be consistantly and correctly advised that tha only source of reliable, relevent, comprehensive, timely, accurate local real estate data is the local MLS to which we provide FREE access. Give the serious buyer and seller a way to escape the deceptions. If they choose to remain...the are not serious.

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS ARE NOT AND NEVER HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF DATA APPEARING ON AGGREGATE REAL ESTATE WEBSITES!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 17, 2013
Gina,

I completely agree with your thought process. I too believe it discourages buyers, if trulia.com reputation is hurt because people begin to think it is an out of date site so will ours. Next time I get a sales call from them I will be sure to ask them how to resolve the problem if we notice this. Alot of it is going to be to individuals agents responsibility. Considering it is a third party site once and offer is received and executed the agent should be logging into the site and updating the status just to be sure. I know I do.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 17, 2013
I liken it to the many calls I get on "listings" that when researched are actually public record only, and consider it a great opportunity to find that something similar that is listed for sale.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 17, 2013
Whoa.. Annette (I agree with you, just wanted to say "whoa" too). The only thing we can do is verify that information provided by us at a listing's point of origin - usually our local MLS - is accurate. I don't understand how words and numbers can get changed if fields map correctly through the distribution process, but it happens. All we can do is tell Trulia about it.
Look at the silver lining, Gina. If someone is contacting you to ask about a property, you've just made contact with a potential new client..........
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 17, 2013
I guess I am looking at this from the prospective of a buyer. Of course I always try to help someone find a home even if the one they are asking about is sold. I think it discourages buyers, that's all.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 18, 2013
for any buyer/lead that calls me on a sold listing gives me opportunity to offer his another home and try to convert him to my buyer. Take advantage of those buyer calls and don't end them by saying "sorry, it is sold" use scripts and get as much information from them to see their requirements, pre approval, etc and see if you can sell them something else. Sold homes are great opportunity to get more buyers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 18, 2013
I understand, but Trulia is a much less helpful tool to customers if the data is inaccurate. I feel it reflects poorly on all of us.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 18, 2013
To tell you the truth, I don't mind when I get these inquiries because sometimes then I can work with them to find something else.
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