Where will the buyer SEE your Columbus Ohio home?
Where will the buyer find your Columbus Ohio home?
On the Internet?
On a local site?
Your agents website? Mine as an example MaureenMcCabe.com
Your agents brokerages website? My companies as an example - Real Living HER
Other local brokerages websites because of the magic of MLS IDX (Internet Data eXchange broker reciprocity*) OK IDX is more technology than magic. You can find the Re/Max and Coldwell Banker King Thompson, etc. listings on the home search on my site. You show ours and we'll show yours. Does IDX mean that all Columbus real estate brokerages are the same? They do not all get the same traffic. Not all local brokerages show up when a buyer searches Google, Bing or Yahoo for Columbus real estate. Or for your neighborhood. Or school district.
Where will the buyer SEE your Columbus Ohio home? One on of the Big Three
The Compete chart compares traffic for the Big Three.
Trulia, Zillow and Realtor.com are the "Big Three" because they've got lots of traffic. The Big Three in real estate have a lot more traffic than most local brokerages. Realtor.com has all listings from REALTORS® (members of the National Association of REALTORS®.) Trulia and Zillow do not necessarily have all listings of all "REALTORS®" but they have other stuff that generates traffic (Old listings that are already sold, future foreclosures presented as if they are for sale, Make me Move listings and more.) They are houses to look at but they are not necessarily for sale.
Where will the buyer SEE your Columbus Ohio home? What will they see?
If the buyer of your home stops to look for homes on Trulia, Zillow or Realtor.com* what will they find?
Your listing agent? (on Zillow and Trulia will your listing agent or even the brokerage claim the listing? ) Or is the lead being given to another agent because your agent has not "claimed" your listing? Not a bad thing necessarily....
Interior photos of your home or just one photo?
Notice of open houses?
Change in a year, for the Big Three (real estate not auto)
Trulia +33.67%If you click on the graph you can see that for yourself on Compete through November 2010. Traffic changed in 2010.
Other Internet places your home may be seen...
Yahoo Homes / AOL / etc.
*I am not a big fan of Realtor.com, I never have been. Realtor.com has the most traffic. It has had a lot of traffic for a long time. It has the most listings. Our listings (Real Living HER, the #1 real estate brokerage in Central Ohio... ) all our listings are on Realtor.com with lots of photos. Our (Real Living HER) listings are on Zillow and Trulia and elsewhere as well. The listing agent determines if there are more than one photo,whether Open Houses are listed, etc.... they determine how much of your Columbus Ohio home gets seen by buyers trying to find homes for sale.
Where will the buyer see your Columbus home?
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