Here is what Trulia says about my listing that appears on this website.
"Trulia receives this listing from ListHub, a third party listing provider. As part of Trulia's syndication agreement with ListHub, Trulia has agreed to limit data edits on core fields (e.g. price and status) specified by ListHub. "
Any filed that effects VALUE, such as size, number of room, or garage are off-limits.
In this statement from Trulia I see NO reference to obtaining data from any resource such as the county public records or the MLS services, but only from a third party data aggregator. In essence, Trulia republishes data from Listhub and apparently RealtyTrac.
More disappointing is the 'agreement' to limit the ability of professionals to correct data that is obviously incorrect. This, however, is only to be expected from aggregate real estate websites.
A recent study revealed 30% of home shown for sale on these sites are no longer available. Further the study revealed home appearing for sale often appear 7 days AFTER they were published on the MLS or professional real estate agent sites.
The moral to the story is those seeking to be entertained will find Zillow and Trulia a great assets. Those serious about buying or selling a home should elect to use serious resources.
On aggregate real estate websites one will find themselves following the illusion of homes for sale and the vapors of home sold long ago.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group, Palm Harbor, FL
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