Websites like Trulia and Zillow, without the consent of the real estate agent, scrape information from other websites, take data from tax authority websites, and accept data from any site or organization choosing to send data and mash it up to display here on Trulia. The accurate data created by the real estate agent is actually changed by Trulia in addition to removing the agent contact information.
Example: 1640 Curlew Rd, Dunedin, Fl 34698
No agent would write that description.
The typical home buyer who visits sites like Trulia or Zillow have no way to discern truth from fiction. There are hundreds and hundreds of sites just like this all over the internet. You need to make sure everyone you know understands such websites are for entertainment purposes. For real timely and accurate data they need access to the local MLS. Your real estate professional will provide this access freely. Meanwhile, aggregate websites can continue to advertise homes that are not for sale as ""FOR SALE" home that are for sale as "OFF MARKET" and alter or mangle the data as they please. Real home buyers will migrate to webstes providing reliable, accurate, timely data.
I'm Andrew, a community manager here in Trulia Voices, and so can speak on Trulia's behalf.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I'm going to follow up on your home with our Customer Service team immediately, so we can get the correct information on our site as fast as possible.
We take data inaccuracies very seriously. Thanks again for bringing this inaccuracy to our attention.
Community Manager, Trulia Voices
This is the exact reason why you should not be using For Sale Buy Owner or any other derivative of this type of home selling. A qualified agent would have your property listed and exposed correctly to get your home sold. What you felt you would be saving without proper representation will cost you more in the long run. I can tell you that I only show listed property in the MLS and I certainly do not go looking for properties to show and sell on other websites. You should be contacting the FSBO company you listed with and have them take care of your problem. The agents responding here are under the assumption that you have listed with a licensed REALTOR.
I live in Castaway Cove and I am very familiar with the real estate market in both Castaway Cove and the Barrier Island. Feel free to contact me for any question you may have.
Weichert Realtors, Hallmark Properties
1630 Club Dr
Vero Beach, FL 32963