Is "MLS" same as Trulia? How come some info is not right when I ask my agent?

Asked by kklinez, Thu Dec 26, 2013

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Alex Meguerd…, Agent, Valencia, CA
Thu Dec 26, 2013
No Trulia and other online home search tools are not the same as MLS that professional licensed agents use. A lot of the information that you will find on these public search tools are not as up to date as the MLS and are missing many listings but the biggest difference would be the status of many of the properties. The MLS is the most current and accurate information when it comes to status of properties and what is available.

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Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Fri Jan 24, 2014
Your Realtor has the most up to date and accurate information.
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Alexander Gr…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Fri Dec 27, 2013
Trulia is not MLS. In fact I would say at lease 20% of the stuff on trulia is not accurate.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

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JR Thrasher, Agent, San Diego, CA
Fri Dec 27, 2013
Trulia is a great place to start a home search. But only your agent has access to the MLS. The best thing to do is what you have already been doing. Find homes that you like on Trulia and then ask your agent to verify the information.

J.R. Thrasher
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Steven Ornel…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Thu Dec 26, 2013
Hi kklinez,

"Is "MLS" same as Trulia?"

Definitely not and here's why:
MLS Data Accuracy – Where to search if you’re “without Realtor®”

"How come some info is not right when I ask my agent?"

Trulia has a limited data feed.

Here's another reason you should stay diligent in your effort to find your new home:
"The Top 4 Challenges Buyers & Sellers will face in 2014!"

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Susan Bo'ur, Agent, Manhattan Beach, CA
Thu Dec 26, 2013
As others stated, no it is not the same. Your agent should have a website that allows you to conduct searches.
Susan Bo'ur
Realtor/Coldwell Banker
(310) 600-4240
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Lance King, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Thu Dec 26, 2013
No, it isn't. While Trulia has a lot of good information it is NOT the best place to search for property. Not only are a lot of properties listed on the MLS missing here, but many areas have an ever growing off market inventory that only top agents and brokers have access to. If you want to see everything that's on the market and have access to those off-market and upcoming listings that other agents can't provide, interview several local agents/brokers and find your best option.
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Cindy Davis, Agent, San Diego, CA
Thu Dec 26, 2013
No, the mls is DIFFERENT than Trulia. Only licensed Realtors have direct access to the mls. The information is shared with many other websites - the best of which will be and agent websites within your city.
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Trulia is a real estate website that offers all kind of information, including property information. Trulia dos get mls listings on it...however, it is not always up to date. It has a lot of listings which are no longer available on it.
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