Our website vs. Realtor.ca - who's going to win??

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Our Website vs. Realtor.caSo I understand that many of you use Realtor.ca to search for homes. I get it! It's easy, you can access to the mls system and search for your properties from the comfort of your home! I agree - it's great! The internet and the Real Estate industry has come such a long way in the last few years - I honestly love it!

And we as agents continue to move forward too!

That's why I'd like to introduce you to our website - www.MazaheriSooTeam.com.

I've included 5 top benefits of searching for Real Estate on www.MazaheriSooTeam.com vs Realtor.ca - We've got some pretty fantastic stuff going on. I think by the time you finish reading you'll agree with me.

Why you ask?

Because we offer everything that Realtor.ca does - and MORE!

 

1) INSTANT LISTING ACCESS - We get access to new listings 1-2 days earlier than you would on REALTOR.CA - which means you get instant access to homes before the general public. I don't have to further explain the benefit of this! :)

 

2) GOOGLE MAPS - Our google based mapping system allows you to narrow down certain neighbourhoods - you're able to view properties for sale directly on the map. Very cool! Realtor.ca does this too - although definetly not as user friendly.Try to find the map once you're off of the home page


3) YOUR OWN OFFICE - What this means is you're able to sign up, search for properties, set up email updates that fit your criteria, and email and 'favorite' your favorite homes. The next time you visit our site, your search criteria will be there waiting for you! Set up as many searches as you like! Realtor.ca allows you to save searches which can be accessed as long as you're on the same computer (and you don't delete your cookies). It only lasts for 30 days and you won't get them emailed to you. And even if you did, it would be 1 to 2 days later than if you were on OUR website (see point 1)


4) WAY MORE SEARCH CRITERIA - I bet you would LOVE to put a minimum square footage requirement on your search, right? Or how about search by a sub area? These all make sense to have, right? No according to Realtor.ca. Realtor.ca has 12 search options (actually, more like 11, there's one that is called Style and is completely blank)  MazaheriSooTeam.com has 16 which includes all of the regulars like # of bedrooms, bathrooms etc. but also includes Sub Area, Sq. Footage, Bylaw Restrictions, Lot Size and more!


5) WAY MORE LISTING DETAILS - Again - MazaheriSooTeam.com wins! Realtor.ca gives you pictures, age, type of ownership, maintenance fees (if applicable), sq. footage, amenities nearby, # of stories, and basement type! 16 details in all. MazaheriSooTeam.com gives you all of that PLUS taxes, list date, original price (if price has been reduced), lot size, outdoor area, heating, construction, foundation info, roof, floor finishings, parking, legal description AND room sizes! Over 42 different details.

 

So what do you think? Do you agree with me now? We love selling Real Estate and we try to ensure that you love the process too! Please take a moment and visit our site - if you have any questions about navigating it, please don't hesitate to contact us anytime - we're always here to help (another bonus vs. Realtor.ca!!)

Thanks for reading everyone - looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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Emily Read
Director of Marketing and Technology

Keller Williams Salt Lake City

  
www.KWSaltLake.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Kamal Salim
Lokation Real Estate - Weston, FL
A Superior Level of Service !

Love the post, love the comparison, love the site. I also see that when I go to concretecondos.com, it takes me to the same site

May 02, 2012 11:11 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

Good luck Emily, thinking outside the box has it advantages good luck and keep us informed

May 02, 2012 12:10 PM #2
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Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Roseville, CA
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Very impressive website.  I'm sure you had some input in creating this.  The 5 benefits really give you something to compare with. Nice job.

May 02, 2012 01:58 PM #3
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Emily Read
Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks Kamal - appreciate your kind words!

Joyce - it does for SURE! Will definitely keep you in the loop!

Doug - Merci! You always have such nice things to say! Big Smile!! :)

May 03, 2012 02:42 AM #4
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
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Hi Emily...Well Done, Nice features for home Buyers on your web site. It's all about making it easier for consumers to buy or sell their home.

May 18, 2012 01:38 AM #5
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Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
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Hi Emily,

Great post and very informative for buyers looking for houses and comps. We get a lot of Zillow complaints as they will show a house available that closed months ago. Also when I go to listing appointments, sellers will say "But Zillow says my house is worth more?" It is so important for buyers and sellers to get accurate information. This is what you are giving them; good job Emily.

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