There are almost as many places to search for homes as stars in the sky. However, most of these sites are displaying data gathers from the MLS in the local geography in which you are searching. The MLS – Multiple List Source – is data offered by local Realtors about homes they have listed for sale. There are exceptions to this norm, like Craigslist or AHRN (military), which requires an interested party to enter the data about a home. And even Realtors usually enter their listings in these sites. So where most of the data is usually consistent through most search sites, the difference is mainly the functionality and your personal preferences in using the sites. We illustrate a few sites that we use frequently, but all Realtors are accustomed to working from the platform that you prefer.
-FullSaleTeam.com offers a comprehensive, neighborhood centric, home search site. You can search for homes anywhere, but our site is also broken up by specific neighborhoods within the communities that we specialize in serving. Within the community site you can find neighborhood market reports, schools and ratings and even entertainment along with all of the homes being sold. All data displayed in this site is from the local MLS.
–These two platforms are among the nation’s largest search sites. They are fed data directly from the MLS in each area. They also have a number of other sources of data including For Sale By Owner. Zillow has numerous other resources for home buyers & sellers.
–Realtor.com is the National Association of Realtors’ official site. This site displays data from every participating MLS in the nation. Realtor.com has numerous other resources for home buyers & sellers.