We asked hundreds of home buyers what they wanted in a real estate website. Your top three requests:
We've built our entire website to give you the largest, fastest, and most accurate database of homes, along with the best local user experience.
GreaterBirminghamHomes.com: Direct Access to the Local MLS Database
We pay for a direct feed from the Northwest MLS, the local database used by all Birmingham-area agents to list homes available for sale.
National Portals: Slow Updates, Inaccurate, and Incomplete
Nationwide websites like Trulia and Zillow only have access to a fraction of agent-listed homes. In a recent study by the WAV Group, the number of homes available on websites were measured in cities across the U.S. Zillow and Trulia had 20% fewer homes available on their websites than MLS-fed sites like GreaterBirminghamHomes.com.
In Birmingham, the national websites averaged more than 30% fewer homes. Zillow had just 72% of the agent-listed homes available, while Trulia had only 63%.
GreaterBirminghamHomes.com receives 100% of agent-listed homes with our direct feed from the MLS database. Only a local brokerage can deliver those listings to you accurately, every day.
Many of the best homes are selling the first week they come on the market. National portals can take over a week to upload new home listings to their websites, and even longer to remove sold listings. GreaterBirminghamHomes.com updates every day with new listings. Our home buyers see the newest listings first, and they have a better chance at finding the right home before it's sold.
Our buyers can also receive daily emails with the newest listings in their neighborhood to stay on top of the changes in their local market and be prepared when the right home comes along.
Buyers need to have accurate, complete, up-to-the minute information available to them in today's competitive market. At GreaterBirminghamHomes.com, we strive to give you the best possible information, every minute of every day.