A better way to look at it is where are the best sites. These days you really need a good agent who can get your home maximum exposure... everywhere. When we list a house we make sure it is on the MLS, so every other agent in town knows about it, as well as all the serious buyers. We also make sure it ends up on about 15 other websites, including Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, Yahoo, Google, Sothebyshomes.com (since we are sotheby's agents), our own website (which feeds the listing to several sites) and anywhere else possible.
Some companies limit which sites can be used to promote their listings because they have certain agreements with specific websites. We think it is important that if a buyer is looking they will find the listing no matter where they look. This way, if there is a buyer who is just looking on Trulia, for example, they will be sure to see your listing. On top of that make sure your Realtor is doing strong print advertising in local newspapers, and even advertising the listing to your neighbors, as they know the neighborhood well, might have friends or relatives who want to live there, and can be the best free advertising in town. Good luck with your listing!
I think you'll find Trulia to be a bit more open-minded than the wild-wild west, where you and I first met. It is a bit heavily Realtor-weighted, but there are a few firebrands here, and you'd be considered a welcome moderate.
The Web Reference below will show you some other ways to market your home.
Many before me provided you with very good information. I agree with most of them. But remember in this market you need more than the best site to sell a home. Marketing begin when an agent hires a professional photographer to take pictures of your home(for MLS and Flyers) and continues while it show cases your home on the weekend open houses. Your home should be exposed to other agents in office meetings and many email flyers. So many thing your agent must explore to get you the best possible offer/price.
Prudential California Realty
In reality, the MLS will offer the most exposure to qualified & motivated buyers who are actively looking for a home. In addition to the MLS, a good agent should be able to put your home on another 5 - 10 popular sites for added coverage. (Trulia, Zillow, GoogleBase, Yahoo, Realtor.com, etc.)
Good luck -
The SITE with the greatest number of hits is by far realtor.com. Others are trulia, zillow, oodle, homes.com, harmon homes, propbot, bargainnetworks just to name a few. So these are the best sites to LIST your home.
The best way to SELL your home is to interview and hire an internet savvy, experienced, full time, aggressive, successful Realtor who will use all the above PLUS the local MLS data base.
Pick the right tool for the job.
Always check for local resources. A local realtor who knows the area, especially in a small town, probably has a lot of insight.
LandsofAmerica.com is great for rural properties, land, and properties with a lot of acreage. Most MLS don't convert sqft and acreage very well, and tend to focus on dwellings rather than land.
LandandFarm.com has property types, so it is great if you have a farm, equestrian property, hunting property, mineral rights, etc. that are a big feature associated with the land.
Zillow.com is excellent for general exposure and reaching a wide audience. A must for urban and suburban residential properties.
Craigslist.com is great for local and in area coverage. Don't expect a lot of reliable leads from here, but it will increase interest and is well worth the effort.
I hope that helps, good luck!
I set up a Facebook page for my house with so buyers could contact me via Facebook. I got a few responses but ended selling with an agent. Best response I got was through the Property Booster website (i got about 50 likes all up).
The only problem with lising your home on these sites is that most qualified buyers are currently working with real estate agents, and agent typically show property that will pay them a commission. Knowing that over 85% of buyers start their home search online, I have a list of over 30 sites I use to sell homes for maximum exposure. If you would like to know more about the value of using a Realtor like me to sell your home, contact me.
Century 21 Beachside Realtors
LAW OF MARKETING FOR ANY PRODUCT DICTATES EXPOSURE CREATES DEMAND , DEMAND CREATES PRICE
If you like more information on how you can do this frop me a line or even better call me. Oh I would put it on over 100 sites including Trulia and Realtor.com
First Team Estates
There are several "sites" to sell your home online, but remember you get what you pay for. I would also suggest that you use a local realtor to sell your home. With an mls listing your home would be exposed to most of these sites. If you concerned about commissions, give me a call and we can discuss your details and tailor something that will meet your needs.