While many "non-real estate professionals" may not see the trouble brewing here, Tim Harris of Inman clearly sees a problem with the MAJOR MLS data feed to Zillow possibly disappearing in April.
I receive almost half of my rental inquiries from Zillow/Trulia/HotPads although I do not personally place my rental listings there - my website host... HomeRentals.net ...SYNDICATES their client's listings to these "migration" sites.
The ONLY sites I place my clients' rental listings on DIRECTLY are 1) my HERO website; and 2) Craigslist.....and NO, I do not put my rental listings on our local MLS.
I personally see Craigslist becoming/coming BACK into favor for real estate listings now that their scamming potential has been minimized and their real estate listings are now more uniformly formatted....and they have AWESOME mobile apps AND they show up at the TOP of the FIRST PAGE of GOOGLE!
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.
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