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         I'm the type of Dallas Real Estate Agent and Dallas REALTOR® that tries my best to do it all.  I give you amazing Real Estate Services when buying and selling your home, keep you updated on all your Market Real Estate News, and I blog!  Yes, I said blog!  I spend countless hours searching the internet, news, and social media outlets to find some of the best information for you.  I also like to talk about what is going on in the Local Dallas Real Estate Market.  When dealing with home buyers and home sellers there is always a lot of first hand experience to talk about.  Every day is something new. 

        As a Top Dallas REALTOR® it's my job to keep everyone informed on everything that is going on in Dallas Real Estate!  Read some of my real estate blogs and contact me about any of your real estate needs.  Also, email me about any topics you would like for me to blog about.  I hope you find some good information that helps you on your real estate journey.  At Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Residential we can do it all!

Are Zillow.com and Realtor.com Helping Or Hurting The Dallas Real Estate Industry?

        Zillow.com and Realtor.com are two of the biggest names in real estate for home buyers looking for a home to call their own.  However, they are not actual Real Estate Agents or Real Estate Brokerages.  Instead they feed into the local MLS and provide listings to consumers.  About 90% of all home searches begin online.  So is this helping or hurting Dallas Realtors?

        This month I officially celebrate being a Dallas TX Real Estate Agent for 3 years.  I have seen a lot and have learned so much about the real estate industry.  Everyday I am trying to grow my business.  Helping buyers and sellers find a home is my top priority.  It is a never ending story.  It is my job to help advise and guide consumers to the best home for them.  New clients don't just fall in my lap.  It takes a lot of hard work.  No day is ever the same.  So you would think that it would be nice to have companies like Zillow.com and Realtor.com to help comsumers...well you thought wrong.  These are two of the largest real estate websites on the internet right now and are also two of the most frustrating things about my daily job as a real estate agent.  Other Dallas Realtors agree with me.  It is like a non-stop struggle trying to compete with them.  They sell leads to other Dallas Realtors.  Allowing them the "shark" your listings.  This is very annoying.  Also, they do not always pull correct information or photos from my MLS.  So our  listings on their websites do not always show up accurately.  Recently, I added an open hosue to my MLS in hopes that it would show up on Zillow and Realtor.com.  I even posted it a full week in advance.  The day of the open house I went to double check and see if it was on Zillow...well it wasn't there.  So only a few people showed up to my open house.  Needless to say I was very upset.  What is the point in being one of the largest real estate websites designed for consumers if you don't operate correctly?  Not to mention that Zillow offers Zestimates...which is not accurate.  It pulls from tax records.  It is one of the worse things that was ever created.  Only a Realtor can accurately price a home.  

        Trying to promote a listing is the most important thing to me when a homeowner hires me to list their home.  I have to make sure all cyliders are firing properly to do the best job possibly.  I can't afford to let anything fall through the cracks.  The smallest thing can make the difference between an executed contract and having one of my listings sit on the market unsold.  So in my opinion Zillow.com and Realtor.com are too much of a risk for real estate agents.  Yes, they do help promote my listing.  I am thankful for that, but they try to help too much.  They give out too much information that skews the minds of potential home buyers.  It does more harm than good.  What happend to the good ole days where a home buyers calls their local real estate agent and local real estate brokerage to find a home?  Or what happened to looking in the newspaper for a home for sale?!  Given we are in the 21st century so the internet is ever growing...I would die without my iphone.  These sites just need to start helping the realtor more instead of only the consumer.  They should stream line their services.  Allowing the buyer to see limited information.  Forcing them to call the realtor for more information.  This would lead to accurate information and potential clients.  Sure these sites allow the real estate agent to create an account and edit certain things about your listing, but why should we have to do extra work when it is suppose to be right the first time?  It boggles my mind.  Currently there is a lawsuit against Zillow for their Zestimates.  So will we see the day when they start to change how they do business?  Your guess is as good as mine.  We shall see.  Call me for all your buying and selling needs.     

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