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Buying a home in Bozeman? Here’s why you can’t rely on Zillow

Buying a home in Bozeman? Here’s why you can’t rely on Zillow

On Mar 13, 2020

Have you been looking for your next home on Zillow, Trulia or Realtor.com? We don’t blame you these are some of the most popular home search websites in the world.

But did you know that when a property is listed for sale it can take 24-48 hours to appear on Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com?

The Zillow.com website states “a syndicated listing can take 24-48 hours to show on Zillow once it is activated at the listing source. Zillow does not have the ability to pull listings from other sites or sources, we can only display listings that are sent directly to us.”

If you’ve been actively looking for a home in the area, you probably already know that homes within a certain price range are often under contract within a day or two. Our market is competitive and if you are serious about buying a home, you have to move quickly. Which is why waiting for a home to show up on Zillow, Trulia or Realtor.com could put you behind other home buyers.

So what can you do?

The first thing we recommend doing is signing up for the New Listing Notifications on our website. This will notify you the minute a listing in your price range and desired area comes up on the market, giving you a chance to see the home before it even shows up on Zillow, Trulia or Realtor.com. Click here to find out how it works. If you aren't quite ready to sign up, you can search for properties on our website knowing that they pull directly from the MLS system every 15 minutes. You can also see our resources for Bozeman home buyers here.

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