If you’re selling your home today, it’s imperative that your listing has a comprehensive web presence. Approximately 90% of buyers and renters start their home search online, and you might be shocked to learn that only a small handful of top real estate websites get nearly half of all that online traffic.
Inman News staff writer Paul Hagey put together an article entitled Top 10 real estate websites get nearly half of traffic where he laid out clearly that an elite list of just 10 real estate related websites capture approximately 42% of all real estate website traffic – said differently, everyone going online to look at anything that has to do with real estate visits a select few “mega” real estate websites!
If you’re selling your home, your properly listing must be present on these behemoths in the real estate industry, and while it doesn’t hurt to be listed on the thousands of other websites from real estate brokerages and individual agents, there are a select few websites that are “must have” – it’s a must that real estate brokers place their listings where buyers will find them!
List on Trulia without a Realtor
Now that you know what websites to go after, how do you list your property for sale or rent on Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, and others? Good question. You may have seen discussion threads on sites like Trulia that state you must have a Realtor to list on Trulia. However, the way to get your property listed for sale or rent on these websites is simple, use a flat fee MLS listing service.
A flat fee MLS listing service (backed by a licensed real estate broker) will charge you a one-time flat fee to list your home for sale or rent in the MLS, and once in the MLS, your listing will be syndicated to all of the top websites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Yahoo! Homes, and Homes.com.
So the key is the multiple listing service (MLS). Once in the MLS, that’s the gateway to being listed on the top real estate realted websites, along with thousands of others.
Entry Only New England is the only all digital flat fee MLS listing service in Massachusetts and a trusted local provider of entry only MLS listings, helping for sale by owners (FSBOs) get their property listed for sale and rent in the official Massachusetts MLS and then successfully syndicated to sites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Yahoo! Homes, and Homes.com.