Myrtle Beach Real Estate - Myrtle Beach Homes For Sale - Myrtle Beach Foreclosure Listings - North Myrtle Beach Real Estate - Commercial Real Estate

Myrtle Beach Real Estate Blog « Back

Archive for August, 2014

VIDEO: How will Zillow-Trulia merger affect your home search?

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

What You Need to Know About Starting Your Online Home Search

As always, we’re here to keep you updated on all things real estate. As you may have heard, the online home search website Zillow has purchased its biggest rival, Trulia, for $3.5 billion. This is huge news, seeing that 98% of people start their home search online.

Because you’re likely going to use these sites to begin your real estate experience, you should know what their good at and what they’re not so good at. For one, they are friendly sites that make it easy to search for tax information and the location of schools – in addition to providing lots of photos. On the other hand, they often have outdated listings and make inaccurate estimates on home values.

Because Zillow and Trulia are a mixed bag of useful information and inaccurate information, you may want to try using Realtor.com. It is ran by the National Association of Realtors and has a direct feed to the local MLS, meaning it is up-to-date and more or less accurate.

Of course, doing it the old fashion way is always your safest bet. If you want in-depth and useful information about specific neighborhoods in Myrtle Beach, you’re best off talking with your local real estate professional. We are always available to chat – simply give us a call or shoot us an email with all your real estate needs.