Terry is CORRECT!
The data displayed on Trulia and Zillow IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ANY AGENT!!!!!
Trulia states that real estate information they display comes from LISTHUB.
Agents DO enter HOA fees, taxes, restrictions such as age and pets, and a whole lot of other stuff and submit it to the MLS. NOT Trulia. Not Zillow. I do not give permission for my data to appear here...yet here it is. This intellectual property created by real estate professionals is stolen by folks like Listhub and propogated to hundreds and hudreds of not thousands of websites. An agent CAN NOT check them all, nor should they attempt to. We should, and do, advise the public that what they see on sites like Trulia if the vapors of home sold long ago and illusions of home for sale. Yet, here you are.
Listhub and Trulia reserve the right to change, supress, substitute or use any stategy that suits their advertising purpose. When incorrect data is spotted, some data fields are inaccessible to agents to correct.
But Alan, what did you do? Blame the agent. Bligerantly declare, "I won't even call an agent.....blah, blah, balh..." and all along, the agent had no bearing on the data you see. Why do citizens, everytime they are disappointed, want to blame the real estate professional? Simply because we are identifiable, accessable and ready and willing to help. I don't know if 'God will help you," but there are many willing and able professionals who can and will....well maybe not now.
I have no expectation you will return to the Q&A and appologize. Then you can choose to hold Trulia's feet to the flame.
It has always been my contention real, serious and qualified buyers do not rely on aggregate real estate wabsites but have promoted themselves to the tools serious buyer use. What's amusing is everyone on Trulia thinks themselves a serious buyer as the repeatedly ask for information on Lease/options.
When you are serious and qualified, the option to CALL (if you are serious you will pick up the phone) a Boca Raton professional is always available. Yes, they will ask you important, intelligent, probing questions. You know. just like any serious professional would. Now that is a scary thought for those who are unqualified.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL