Contact Information On Consumer Real Estate Websites
Consumer sites such as Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Realtor.com and others have a direct feed from the MLS. Once your home is listed on the MLS, these companies pull the information from the MLS and your listing is posted on their websites. Listed Simply’s 1-800 number will appear on the listings, all calls from prospective buyers will be automatically re-routed to you, the seller. Click here to see how our free call forwarding works.
Where Is My Contact Info?
Since these sites are for profit, they display advertisers and their own agents information. Most sites do not display the owner or listing agents information on the listing.
Here is a breakdown of how each consumer site works.
- Zillow, Trulia And Realtor.Com: These sites add the listing agents information (the company that listed your property on the MLS) along with other agents who are advertising to show up on your listing, this is how these companies make money.
- Redfin: Redfin will show their own agents on your listing. In most cases, even the listing agent of your property doesn’t appear on this website as Redfin is trying to get all the buyer inquiries to go to their agents.
- Century 12, Coldwell Banker and other brokerages: These brokerage sites also pull the listing from the MLS once they are listed. Yes, your home is getting more exposure by being on all sites, but these brokerage sites display the contact information for their agents.
- Summary: Being on all consumer sites is great because you get the most exposure. Don’t worry too much about not having your contact information on these sites because a majority of the time, consumers find properties on these sites, call their buyer agent and their buyer agent will go on the MLS for more information where the best contact methods are listed. Remember, buyer agent commission is paid by the seller so over 94% of buyers use a buyer agent as they are free to the buyer.