Once upon a time there was a building that had a mouse problem. They knew they had a mouse problem because they found mouse poop in the kitchen drawers. “Ick!” yelled the cook, “Something must be done!”
So the smart people got together to tackle the problem. One of them suggested getting a cat. They would let the cat live in the building and it would take care of the mouse problem for them. “The problem with that,” said one wise person, “Is that we’ll have to leave the cabinet doors open. And we’ll have to feed the cat and set up cat litter box duty. No thanks!”
Someone else suggested getting a plastic snake and putting it in the drawers where the mouse poop was found. “This will not work,” said one of the farmers. “I use plastic snakes in my garden to scare off the birds and they work well. But plastic snakes do not scare off mice. Mice are not afraid of plastic snakes. They just run right over them and ignore them.” So they scraped that idea.
Eventually they decided to use mouse traps with some peanut butter smeared on the trigger. And of course, it worked like a charm! The mouse problem was quickly eradicated and everybody was happy.
Are you looking to buy a Tulsa Oklahoma house online? Are you using sites like Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com and others? If so, you’re a whole lot like those people who wanted to take care of the mouse problem using the cat and the plastic snake. You’re getting some information about Tulsa Oklahoma houses, but not necessarily the correct information.
And why is that? Because online sites like Zillow, Trulia and even Reatlor.com get their information from a database called the Multi-List System. This is where all Real Estate folks put the information about houses they have for sale. And all this information is regulated. It has to be entered correctly.
This information is released to online sites like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. And guess what? They are not regulated. They can do with the information anything they wish. Now, this doesn’t mean they willfully change it. I’m convinced they don’t. However, we often find that correct information does not find its’ way from the Multi-List Database to Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. Somehow or other, details sometimes get lost in translation.
How do we know this? Because often, when a home buyer calls about a property they found on one of those sites, the information is incorrect. The property may have already been sold. The estimate of value is off or, the agent listed by the property actually has nothing to do with the property.
That’s when we go to our Multi-List system where we find accurate and real-time information. We can tell you when the house went for sale, IF the house even IS for sale and who the listing agent is and if there has been any price reductions. We can tell you lots of other helpful information also. All you have to do is ask!
So the next time you’re looking for a property, go online if you want. But to be a smart Tulsa Oklahoma home shopper, call up your local real estate agent. They’ll get you what you need!
Real results...it's as simple as using peanut butter to catch a mouse! And everyone knows that works!