Know this Before Searching on Zillow
A lot of buyers these days use Zillow to search for homes. Whether you’re a serious buyer or are just casually browsing the website, there are a few things you need to know about Zillow.
1. Zillow makes money by selling your information to agents and Realtors.
This surprising fact is something many people don’t know. If you’ve been looking around at homes on Zillow, don’t be shocked if you get a call from a real estate professional.
2. Zillow is that many of the homes listed on the website are already under contract or even sold.
Zillow’s data is not updated in real time. There’s a very real chance that if you find a home you love in Zillow, you could contact a Realtor only to discover it’s already off the market.
3. Listing alerts are also delayed.
You aren’t going to get real-time listing alerts using Zillow like you would from the MLS. Let’s say you’re looking in a hot market where homes move fast. When Zillow alerts you to a home that’s been listed in your area, you need to realize that home may have already been on the market for days. In fact, the home may even have already found a buyer.
The bottom line is this: Listing alerts from the MLS in the DFW area is still the best sources of information. When we set you up on a listing alert, you’ll get access to properties that aren’t even on the market yet. These off-market properties are a great opportunity since they don’t bring the same competition as other properties in a hot market.
If you are interested in setting up listing alerts with us, have any other questions, or would like more information, feel free to give me a call, text, Facebook message, or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Colleen, Paul and Elena, Thank you for all of your help in selling my brother’s house at 1008 Becker. Penny Farrall told me she had located a good realtor for me and she was so on target. It is hard... Read full review
Paul and Colleen Tosello have exceeded our expectations of realtors in every way - in fact, over the course of our experience with them they served as so much more! We relocated to Keller on a job transfer and... Read full review
Paul and Colleen were absolutely wonderful. We started our home buying process while living across the country. They both met with us numerous times when we would fly in, over zoom meetings, as well as with our... Read full review
Thank you all for your help!
Colleen, Paul and Elena,
Thank you for all of your help in selling my brother’s house at 1008 Becker. Penny Farrall told me she had located a good realtor for me and she was so on target.
It is hard selling a piece of property that isn’t yours, is filled with stuff and is 2,000 miles away. You all made it so much easier.
Paul – you were spot on with the sales price and marketing. There were so many offers to choose from.
Elena – I appreciated all of your communication with me throughout the process as well as checking on the vacant house from time to time.
Colleen – we had the most interaction with each other over the last several months. I so appreciated your calm, knowledgeable approach as you guided me through the various legs of the journey.
Paul and Colleen Tosello have exceeded our expectations of realtors in every way - in fact, over the course of our experience with them they served as so much more!
We relocated to Keller on a job transfer and chose Paul and Colleen after being referred through the Ramsey network. Almost immediately, we received a call from Paul. He spent 45 minutes on the phone with us genuinely investing in getting to know us and learning what our needs were. We were blown away by how kind and professional he was and committed to them.
We briefly explored the existing home market but ended up building. They expertly guided us through the process, gave us sound advice and made sure the build was a good investment for our family. Over the last year, Colleen has been a tireless advocate in dealing with the builder and our mortgage company.
Colleen did all that while also giving us great advice on many different questions we had about the area and other services (schools, churches, contractors, childcare, etc.). We are incredibly thankful for their professionalism and guidance - we couldn’t have done it without them!
Hands down the best realtor experience we’ve ever had in our 10 (yes, 10) moves! Highly recommend!!
Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
Paul and Colleen were absolutely wonderful. We started our home buying process while living across the country. They both met with us numerous times when we would fly in, over zoom meetings, as well as with our builder. Colleen and Paul know the area inside and out and have helped us (and still are!!) with getting us involved in the community. Absolutely wonderful team. We highly recommend them. We consider them dear to our hearts. Thank you for everything.