This question was posted Sep 10, 2012, ten months ago.
As Jeff Finks CORRECTLY stated. real estate agents have NO control over what appears on aggregate real estate websites like Trulia. Did I mention , NO CONTROL?
When a seller indicates they want the home advertised on the 'internet', contol over where and how it appears is LOST>>>>>FOREVER!
According to Trulia, data appearing on this site comes from LISTHUB, a third party data aggregator.
LISTHUB obtains 'homes for sale' data from sources not identifed by Trulia. LISTHUB, at their sole descretion, replaces, substitutes and delets data that suites their purpose. This data is passed to Trulia, who suppresss, masks, replaces, deletes data at their descretion for their pupposes.
-Their purpose is to sell the agents listing back to the agent(i.e. restore the correct/original data) and to sell advertising to real estate professiionals.
Trulia will assign some of these listing, using an exsiting algorithm to participateing agents. Agents do not give consent for any listings to appear on Trulia. Many agents may be unaware their listings are appearing on Trulia. To be fair, I must add there are hundreds of similar websites showing real estate data, and the agent has no knowledge or grants consent for the data to appear.
It is UNREASONALBE to expect any agent to troll these hundreds of websites to spot inaccuracies and spend the time to find someone within these organization to FIX the problem. (Note: even when fixed, the issue repeats on the next refresh.)
Caps are used to make the point.
REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS ARE NOT REPONSIBLE FOR INFORMATION APPEARING ON AGGREGATE REAL ESTATE WEBSITES.! HOME SELLERS SHOULD CHOOSE TO NOT ADVERTISE THEIR HOME ON THE INTERNET(AGGREGATE WEBSITES). THIS WILL PROTECT ALL PARTIES, INCLUDING THE BUYER!
If you have suffered material loss, have your attorney contact the appropriate organization.
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL