Joseph wrote, "Alot of this is going to be the individual agents responsipiligy."
THE AGENT HAS NO RESPONISBILTY REGARDING DATA APPEARING ON TRULIA.
Trulia state, "Real estate data appearing on Trulia comes from LISTHUB. LISTHUB requires Truila to limit the fields an agent can edit on Trulia"
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.
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!
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 I too believe it discourages buyers, if trulia.com reputation is hurt because people begin to think it is an out of date site so will ours.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.
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..........