One more reason to search for your Tahoe/Truckee home with Granger Properties and Alain Pinel Realtors! Our sites provide direct database connection to listings, while the internet biggies like Zillow and Trulia are powered by third-party engines which can be unreliable and/or misleading.
We often find that customers are confused or led on a wild goose chase by information they see on the big search sites. A perfect example is that time-shares show up as “for sale” properties, and viewers think they’ve found a home for a small fraction of its value. They get excited and spend their valuable time investigating about such a property, only to learn later that what they are looking at is a glorified hotel room stay.
According to Seattlepi.com, it turns out that listing information is also outdated and inaccurate, mis-representing the market at any given time. This article used Seattle as a test market, but the same factors are at work anywhere in the country, including the Tahoe/Truckee market. So contact your local Realtor!
I talk with home buyers and sellers every day. Most are in the initial stages of deciding if the market is right for them. They’re searching on Google for real estate sites with local home listings and prices. The first search results they receive are often big, national websites that aggregate listings and look great.
These usually include sites like Zillow and Trulia. While consumers gravitate to these sites because of the high-end user experience, very few realize that they’re missing a huge portion of the market. It seems counter-intuitive, but for all of the programming horsepower of the largest nationwide sites, there are actually far more timely and accurate listings on the average real estate agent’s site than there are on these monstrous property portals. Read more