Today, while showing real estate properties in the Saugus CA area of the Santa Clarita Valley, my client asked me a question, “Does that real estate really have all of those listings that I saw under her name on Yahoo real estate?”
Here is how that works. If you are a real estate agent, and give the Real Estate Syndication Websites money, it will appear, to the untrained eye, that you have every listing that is posted next to your picture.
However, all of those listings do not belong to those agents on that page. For those Real Estate syndication websites to be in compliance, they have to place the real “listing agent or listing brokerage” on that page somewhere. I cannot tell you if there are rules against super small font sizes for the listing agent and listing brokerage being posted rule. 🙂
Another potential issue is that sometimes the listings are not updated. Those that have sold still show as if they are actually available. That is the danger of looking at a “non local” real estate search system.
That is why we stress the importance of using the Actual Multiple Listing Service to search for the Real Active Listings. Click here to search the actual Multiple Listing Service
Earlier this week, we just finished some changes to our Multiple Listing Service page for the Santa Clarita Valley Cities. On this page you will see the most recent additions by Specific city name. Castaic, Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, Stevenson Ranch and Valencia CA are all represented.
The other thing that we have done with that specific page is make every one of those links Mobile Capable. If you are on an iPhone, iPad, android, or other mobile device – searching for real estate – you can use that engine easily and it will work with your Global Positioning System GPS – in your device. Check out the Santa Clarita Mobile Website of REMAX and The Paris911 Team
BE Safe – Search well, and whether it’s The Paris911 Team at REMAX which you use for your Real Estate needs, or someone else, make sure they are local Agents. It will pay off HUGE in the end.
How do you search for homes? What about Santa Clarita Real Estate lead generation websites – do you like giving up your personal info? What about to Search for homes, do you mind being forced to register?