The home search process has become increasingly digital with 90 percent of homebuyers looking online for potential homes at some point during the buying process. In today's competitive housing market, accuracy of home search sites is extremely important which is why Compass provides our clients with free direct, password-protected access to an MLS site.
If you’re like the 90 percent of home-shopping consumers, you are using the Internet as your primary source for housing searches. Technology has changed how consumers shop for real estate, but is your source accurate when it comes to listing data?
First it is important to know the difference in searching tools. A multiple listing service (MLS) site is an enterprise of all real estate agents which shares complete listing data with consumers through brokerage websites. A brokerage employs local real estate agents and belongs to the MLS. A national portal operates exclusively online but only has partial access to listing data.
Compass Mortgage encourages you to check out the difference between the Home Scouting Report®, a brokerage site provided by Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc. and the other national portal sites.