According to WAV Group, one of the nation’s largest real estate research and analysis firms, local brokerage firms provide the entire list of available listings compared to the nation sites like Zillow and Trulia. Sites like ours provide 100% of agent listed homes for sale, followed by Trulia with 81% and Zillow at 79%. That means that this site provides Fredericksburg Home Buyers 21% more homes than Zillow provides. That is a huge difference to the consumer looking for their perfect home.
Fredericksburg Realty LLC provides consumers with new listings on the same day it is posted. The average median days on the market to time it’s posted for sale on the site varies with different sites according to the Wav Group. Our site is 0 days or immediate. Zillow averages 7 days to post and Trulia is 9 days. What’s this mean to you? The home you’ve found on one of the large national sites has been viewed on my site for as much as 9 days prior. That’s well over a week on the market. If this is a hot property, it’s probably already gone under contract.
This study shows that local real estate sites mark properties with status changes of pending or sold from available immediately. That means that you see 0 percent of homes on our site that show available that are no longer for sale in the local MLS. Zillow shows 36% of their properties available that are already gone, followed by Trulia at 37%. This information is heart breaking for a home buyers. On an average, nearly all home buyers start researching the homes they want to tour online. Showing properties that are already taken is a huge let down for buyers. When you search for a home, you should get accurate information that’s updated directly from MLS. You will get that HERE.