Yesterday, Zillow announced the acquisition of Trulia, and since that news broke, there has been a lot of talk about what will happen when two large real estate websites join forces.
At Kline May Realty, we pride ourselves on building relationships and educating our buyers and sellers about the real estate process, and that can't be done through a computer screen. Searching for homes is easily done online; however, there is so much more to a real estate transaction than finding a home on the Internet.
A popular real estate blog shared this story: "A few years ago, my older son and his wife bought their first home. They found that home on Zillow and told their agent, "this is the home we'd like to live in". The agent helped them decide on a target price. She helped them negotiate that price with the seller. She found the industry professionals they needed and coordinated the inspections, the walk-throughs and the appraisal. She helped them work with an attorney and a mortgage professional.