Specifically regarding this post on Roost’s calling out the listing aggregators –
Roost’s conclusion? That using these sites â€œhomebuyers waste tons of time searching through homes that aren’t actually for sale.â€
Inman – Same Day
Trulia – Same Day
Zillow – Same Day
For consumers in the Charlottesville area, Roost is a search front end that pulls listing information from the MLS; for the Charlottesville area, they have 29 listings; Waynesboro has one listing – far less than the local MLS. For better or worse, the MLS (and therefore Roost) is likely to have better and more comprehensive results than the aggregators.
The question is – why don’t the “big boys” have social media directors joining the conversation rather than ignoring it either deliberately or because of ignorance?