Have you heard the news? MetroList, the multiple listing service (MLS) for the Sacramento and surrounding areas, has finally reached a deal with Zillow to send active residential listings to Zillow Group websites (including Trulia) for display. Our number one qualm with Zillow in the past has been that it is not regulated like MetroList, resulting in outdated and inaccurate information. Hopefully this partnership will clean up Zillow Group’s websites and provide more accurate, up-to-date information for househunters and homeowners in Sacramento! The transition is still taking place, so we’re not exactly sure about the details. An immediate question for me is whether or not Zillow will receive status changes to pending and sold from MetroList, since they do only specify that “active” residential listings will be sent. Only time will tell. Until then, we would still recommend using realtor.com, or go directly to the source by being put on the MLS auto-prospector and client portal.
We will keep you updated on this as we learn more.