(PRWEB) October 01, 2014
Edina Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced that it will begin sharing its listings directly with real estate media companies Zillow® and Trulia, as well as industry portal Realtor.com directly from the MLS, beginning Sept. 30 at noon Central Time.
Edina Realty will share its listings information with Zillow for the first time, and the company is re-entering into partnerships with Trulia and Realtor.com after pulling its listings from those sites beginning in 2011, citing concerns over accuracy, adequate disclosure of listing agent and broker information, and more.
“The position that Edina Realty took nearly three years ago has positively influenced the business practices of Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com,” said Greg Mason, president and CEO of Edina Realty Home Services. “The national sites have made enhancements in order to improve the consumer experience as well as the relationship with the broker and agent. For example, on Trulia, the listing agent is now identified alongside their listing at no charge to the agent,” said Mason. “Additionally, the sites are striving for greater data accuracy.”
Edina Realty’s website and mobile apps average a combined total of over two million visits every month and are the most highly trafficked real estate website and apps in the region. The company has led the market in sales for 14 consecutive years and is the region’s largest real estate company with more than 60 offices and 2,300 REALTORS®.
“We remain confident that our clients’ listings receive the best online exposure on edinarealty.com and through our mobile apps, but now their listings will also appear on these national online sites,” said Mason.
Edina Realty’s groundbreaking move to pull its listings from Trulia and Realtor.com beginning in 2011 contributed to an ongoing industry-wide discourse about data accuracy and ownership, customer service, and legal obligations by non-broker controlled media companies like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com.
“We’re committed to providing the best customer experience,” said Mason, “so we’re happy that our position brought greater awareness around issues with accuracy and listing ownership, and that it contributed to many key changes with the national partners,” he added. “We’ll continue advocating on behalf of our clients and agents to deliver the best real estate experience possible.”
For a free market assessment of your home and help finding a home, visit http://www.edinarealty.com or chat, email or call Edina Realty Customer Care at 952-928-5563 seven days a week. You can also download mobile apps for iPad, iPhone or Android featuring Home Scan, which uses augmented reality to view nearby homes in real time.