I’m not sure what to make of these two stories.
Business Insider: “Zillow And Trulia Face Backlash From Real Estate Agents“
Among their complaints are that the sites allow any agent, for a fee, to have their name and photo appear prominently beside homes listed for sale in a given region, even if they aren’t the agent who represents the seller.
Some realtors also claim that many listings on the largest sites are inaccurate. “The wrong photos often appeared with our listings,” says San Diego realtor Jim Abbott, whose firm no longer shares data with the national sites.
From AG Beat: “Largest MLS in America to syndicate listings directly to Trulia”
Today, Trulia has announced a strategic partnership with Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), the largest MLS in the nation which will now syndicate over 100,000 listings directly to Trulia.