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Why Online Property Searches Are Not Accurate

Here at Dippy, it is a frequent occurrence that the office will receive a call from a person who would like more information on a home that has already been sold, sometimes as far back as months or years earlier. When questioned, it is often found out that they got information about the listing from the search engines. A typical online search result is pulling information from a wide range of sources and is not verified to be up to date.

Multiple Listing Service

If you are in the market for a new home, we would encourage getting more accurate information through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This is where you can receive the most accurate information about resale properties and the values of homes. The MLS is where realtors will generally add listings with some of the following features:

  • Data
  • Pictures
  • Virtual tours

The MLS is held to a strict code of ethics by Realtors® that input information and keep it updated. Some of the other sites, such as the following, are not held to a code of ethics and therefore, they are not as trustworthy of a source of information:

  • Zillow
  • Trulia
  • Redfin

In some cases, the automated home evaluations, such as Zillow’s Zestimates, are not always accurate.

Searching for a home can be a frustrating enough experience without having to deal with false information and finding an ideal home that was taken off the market months ago! You can instead check out the LMS for clear and accurate information.

Do not settle for false information or a mediocre realtor. If you have any questions or need assistance through the process of looking for a home, contact Dippy. As an experienced Santa Clarita realtor, you can obtain the assistance that you truly deserve.