As Colorado realtors, we often hear complaints from home buyers and sellers frustrated with national platforms, like Zillow or Trulia (recently purchased by Zillow). If you've ever used one of these data aggregators to search for a property, get a "Zestimate" or find other housing data, you have probably come across inconsistencies and inaccurate information more than once.
These national real estate databases are removed from the local market, so their methods for determining the accuracy of information is often flawed. What does that mean for the consumer? Duplicate listings with different prices, homes listed for sale that haven't been on the market for weeks or months and price estimates that consider only the average area value, which can be easily skewed by outliers.
We saw their lacking as an opportunity to create COListings, a Colorado real estate search engine with accurate, current information that our clients can trust. That's why we're happy to announce that as of April 7, 2015, Zillow and Trulia no longer have access to Denver Metro real estate listings. Maybe we're biased, but we think it's good news. Now, you can use our local real estate search engine to find houses for sale in Colorado or to list your Colorado home.
What some more specifics? Here's why COListings is a better real estate search engine than national platforms, like Zillow.
1. We are accurate and timely.The COListings database is updated every 15 minutes directly from three, local MLSs. We have every Denver area listing, up to date, guaranteed! Because COListings is constantly updated, you won't find duplicate listings with conflicting information or homes that have already sold.
2. We know this market. The Denver Metro area is a hot sellers' real estate market. Inventory is low and time on the market short, but, our agents have local expertise. They can provide advice about how to make a bid or price your home in this market. They can share their past experiences, speak on topics like school districts, local communities and the ambiance of particular neighborhoods. They can help you find neighborhoods that are up-and-coming, flying under the radar or best suited for you and your family's specific needs.
3. We are human.We are proud to offer the COListings real estate search engine to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado. But, the best part about working with us is our personalized approach. While our search engine is a tool that will facilitate the home buying or selling process, our agents are your best resource. When you find a property on COListings, we can schedule a showing, help you find similar properties and discuss any of your issues or concerns.
4. We believe this is a partnership. We know if you give COListings a shot, you won't be disappointed. Go ahead and search to your heart’s content, and when you need more information on a property or an area of town, on financing, on qualifying for a loan or anything else, we will be waiting to work with you.