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Fragmented search with Zillow and Trulia

Searching for homes in the Charlottesville (or any area) is easier than ever – and more confusing and fragmented….  The local MLS, despite its clunky interface and consumer tools, offers the most comprehensive search available.The tools Trulia and Zillow provide and the interfaces they offer consumers (and Realtors) should be forcing and local MLS’ to innovate and create better user experiences.  I’m curious to learn what is up to.From yesterday’s WSJ:For starters, users can enter a city, town or ZIP Code and see a listing of every home for sale, sortable by price, address, number of bedrooms or bathrooms, broker or type of home (single-family or multi-family)….  (bolding mine)For the 22901 zip code, one of the primary zip codes for Charlottesville:Trulia – 216Zillow – 77CAARMLS – – 290 + 6 multi-family + 2 Farms + 72 land listingsFor Crozet (22932), a town just west of Charlottesville:Trulia – 137Zillow – 148CAARMLS – – 113 + 55 land listingsThis is the perfect opportunity to refer to a post I wrote in January – Where do you Search for homes In Charlottesville (hint: it’s more than the MLS).This post was shamelessly stolen from Jay and localized for the Charlottesville area.

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