Trulia/Zillow MLS partnerships Explained

Trulia/Zillow MLS partnerships Explained

Zillow and Trulia have been on the hunt to garner partnerships with MLS’s and Brokers across the country in order to provide a direct RETS access to listing data. According to The Data Advocate “While REALTOR.com has some 800 plus direct MLS data feeds, Zillow, has few direct feeds, and depends pretty heavily on the […]

Protecting Your Properties from Rental Scams

Protecting Your Properties from Rental Scams

In response to the overwhelming amount of online based real estate rental scams, the National Association of REALTORS Risk Management Committee produced a video which shows you how to protect property listings from being used in rental scams. The tips include how to set up Google Alerts, an “If This, Then That” (IFTTT) recipe, and […]

Understanding the Zillow Platform

Understanding the Zillow Platform

A) If you have ever browsed around these websites and noticed all the buttons, you may have realized a section which allows any user to edit an unclaimed listing. These are listings that usually have been syndicated to the website by 3rd party companies like listhub or point2, however, an agent may either not be […]

Real Estate Website Sources

Real Estate Website Sources

Real Estate Web Sites displaying properties for sale have increased rapidly and are relying on listing information provided by Brokers. In order to provide a portal for a consumer to search listing data, a website needs to either get Brokers or an MLS to allow them access to their listing information, have users submit the information direct […]

Someones using my listing to commit fraud; now what?

Someones using my listing to commit fraud; now what?

Due to the increase in rental scams, we recently asked the following question to the REALTOR community. “We are getting scamers using trulia and craigslist to market our sale listing as a cheap rental…who do I call to report? DRE, FBI? Here’s what they said: Angie Fuller Hornsby I had that happen to me and […]

The Zillow/Trulia HACK of Scam Artists

The Zillow/Trulia HACK of Scam Artists

Recently, across the country rental scams have increased due to advertising based websites like Zillow, trulia, hotpads, and craigslist. Many consumers of real estate find Advertising websites (Trulia, Zillow, etc.) easy to use and believe they’re places that have a wealth of information when searching for real estate. Although these websites may display a tremendous […]

The Local Realty Inc. Acquires LocalRealtors.com

The Local Realty Inc. Acquires LocalRealtors.com

The Local Realty Inc., a California based Lifestyle Real Estate Brokerage announced today that they have successfully purchased the domain LocalRealtors.com for an undisclosed amount. The goal with the new domain is to create a central online portal for consumers to find and review agents that specialize in the specific community they’re are seeking to […]



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