What is the best Sequim MLS site? Some use Trulia or Zillow, but there is a much more accurate Sequim MLS site for buyers. Some clients have told me that they use Zillow to find home values in Sequim, and some search Trulia for listings in the Sequim MLS. Here’s what they don’t know. The Zillow and Trulia databases are incomplete and often inaccurate in Sequim and Port Angeles. Let me explain. Both these sites are adding to their database, but they prioritized major metropolitan areas first, and they’ve been working on building complete databases on millions and millions of homes in the major urban areas. Sequim is off that beaten path. Way off.
Sequim MLS on Zillow and Trulia
A few years ago as I analyzed Zillow, I found that only a small percentage of the homes in Sequim and Port Angeles were in their database. Since Zillow software crunches the numbers on comparable homes to arrive at what is a reasonable value, if Zillow only has small percentage of the homes in Sequim in their database, any data on a particular home will be woefully incomplete. Zillow could be right about the value of a home, or Zillow could be way off, which it often is.
Sequim MLS Inaccurate Data
A client told me recently he found a Sequim MLS listing on Trulia that actually had been sold months earlier. These services use software that is automatically pulling data from various places on the Internet. The problem is that some of their data sources are inaccurate or the way their software compiles and publishes the data is unreliable. I’ve talked with real estate brokers around the country, and it appears that thousands of listings in Zillow and Trulia are inaccurate or have incorrect information. At this point in time, Zillow and Trulia have the appearance of being good and complete, but neither are reliable sources of value or active listings in the Sequim and Port Angeles areas for buyers. If you’re a buyer shopping for a home in the Sequim MLS, you definitely don’t want to be spending a lot of time and emotional energy using databases that are inaccurate or incomplete.
Most Accurate Sequim MLS Site
If you want accurate listing information in the Sequim and Port Angeles area, I recommend that you use the original sources of the data for the Sequim MLS, the most accurate listing information, and that source is the local Olympic Listing Service (OLS) and the Northwest MLS (NWMLS). These are the two sites that local real estate agents use to first upload their listings. These sites are what we call original source data, and they are the most reliable sources of listings for buyers. SearchSequimMLS.com pulls the data directly from these two sources. This is why SearchSequimMLS.com is so reliable.
This website includes 100% of all the homes for sale in the Sequim and Port Angeles area, and it includes all the properties that have been foreclosed and are for sale, and it includes all the short sale homes that are for sale. And this site also includes the majority of the homes listed on the first page of the Sequim listings for Craigslist. This site was designed in every way specifically for buyers like you. There is no more reliable MLS site for buyers in Sequim and Port Angeles than SearchSequimMLS.com.
This reliable Sequim MLS site for the entire Sequim and Port Angeles area can be found at SearchSequimMLS.com.
Last Updated on September 19, 2019 by Chuck Marunde