Posts tagged Trulia

Searching for homes in Charlottesville – Zillow, Trulia, MLS?

Not much has changed in the nearly four years since I first wrote about how to search for homes in Charlottesville.

I know consumers use these sites, but they tend to not be the most accurate if you’re looking for homes to see this weekend.

But if you’re looking for the most accurate listings and what I feel is the best, most user-friendly and functional home search tool in Charlottesville, I really and truly think that the search tool here at RealCentralVA is the best in the area.

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Trulia Enters the Cluttered and Confusing Home Valuation Arena

With one more entry into the (automated) home valuation arena, how does one make sense of all the methods of valuing a home in this market?

There are at least six methods of home valuation out there right now; I know that my customers and clients are going to use the ones that they find; my challenge in advising them is to put these valuations in context and either demonstrate their respective accuracies or most likely, prove just how wrong they are. And why.

Trulia’s Estimates – (automated) – “Trulia has jumped into the home value game.” Now that they’re here, so what? While the Trulia Estimate are only in San Francisco right now, presumably they’ll be making their way nation-wide.

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Reflecting on Zillow’s Influence Over the Past Three Years

A lot has changed in the real estate tech space, but the real estate business remains a belly-to-belly business, with client relationships solidified with handshakes and time spent together in the car, in houses, at the coffee shop. Zillow in Charlottesville, Virginia Zillow’s presence in the Charlottesville real estate market is negligible; in spite of this I’ve always considered them another tool in the good Realtor’s toolbox. … I for one, have welcomed the opportunity to answer this. (more in a later post) Brian Boero at 1000Watt Blog offers this kick ass post on Zillow’s three year anniversary – (bolding mine/read the whole thing) The real estate industry owes Zillow a debt of gratitude, whatever their fate may be.

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Going to San Francisco Next Week

Jim Duncan Speaking in San Francisco Thursday, July 24, 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Changing Roles: Brokers & the MLS vs. the Listing Aggregators Panelists: Ben Phillips , Vice President & New Product Development, Managing Director, Realogy Franchise Group Beverly Faull , GM & SVP, Fidelity National Information Services Celeste Starchild , Vice President Broker Sales, ListHub: Broker Division of Threewide’s Broker Division Jim Duncan , Realtor/Blogger, Sean Black , VP of Sales, Trulia This is the third time I have been invited to speak at Inman Connect, and every time I learn something new. – In San Francisco 2007 I spoke about the benefits of local blogging – Earlier this year in New York City I was on a panel titled, ” Blogging, a Fresh Take on Client Prospecting ” * I despise writing stories with “I” as one of the core elements, but writing this post in the third person would have been a bit odd (and perhaps arrogant sounding)

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