Sunday, May 28, 2006
Even More Virtual Home Searches
Over 70% of homebuyers use the internet at some point in their search.
The most comprehensive site is still Realtor.com and is new sister site Move.com(formerly Homestore)
There's still the Garden state Multiple Listing public site(GSMLS.com). There's also Zillow.com, and, of course, Century 21.com.
Meanwhile, Trulia.com, a real estate information site is expanding its coverage to a number of key states, including California, New York, New Jersey, Texas and Florida. It plans to go to five other states later this year. Trulia is a simplified real estate search engine, with results placed on Google maps from the beginning rather the end of the search process. It's still in a Beta version with overlapping zip codes and only about 20% of available listings in Bloomfield, for example. But it could be a good starting point for buyers to dip their fingers into the housing market.