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Are some internet search sites better than others?

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89% of all buyers use the internet in their search process.

But are all search sites created equally? Definitely not.

A study was recently commissioned which essentially says that the big online real estate sites like Zillow and Trulia lack listings and show out-of-date information.

National sites are not members of the multiple listing services that provide real-time data.

The study indicates that 36% of the listings on the national sites appear active when they are not.

In addition, home evaluation tools on national sites are almost uniformly inaccurate and misleading.

The findings are clear: local real estate brokerage sites show the most homes for sale, recognize those no longer on the market, and display listings much earlier.


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