We get a lot of inquiries due to us being connected with a lot of real estate buyers in this Santa Clarita Valley and other Southern California markets.
However, I will tell you that most of the time I have to respond to my clients, who are using the Zillow Santa Clarita real estate app, in the following ways:
- The home you sent me is not for sale
- The home you sent me is in escrow
- The home you sent me is under contract
- The home you sent me was just sold
- The home you sent me is nowhere to be found
- The home you sent me is not in the city you thought
For these reasons my clients then want to know that the deal is. Why are they searching with the Zillow real estate app but running into issues such as these?
I explain. Zillow is not connected directly to the Multiple Listing Service.
They have “workarounds” in place that lag and that sometimes have issues rendering the listings for sale.
Also, I further explain Zillow is a real estate syndication website. They sell leads to real estate agents willing to pay for them and that some take unfair advantage of their system by entering false and “lead generating” homes that are not for sale.
My SCV APP is not the Santa Clarita App on Zillow. My SCV APP is connected directly to the multiple listing service via permissions.
These permissions are not easy to come by. I have to be a licensed California real estate agent. I then have to be a member in good standing of the Local Board of Realtors. In my case it’s The Southland Regional Association of Realtors (SRAR). I then have to be a member of the California Association of Realtors (CAR), and a Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
There are other requirements. For me to own and operate our Santa Clarita Valley home APP at mySCVapp.com – I then have to have my systems approved by our local Board of Realtors. I cannot “work or manipulate” the data feed into our Santa Clarita APP in any way.
That gives our real estate clients reassurement and confidence in mySCVapp for Santa Clarita real estate.
I’m Connor with REMAX of Valencia and thanks for reading why our real estate APP is different than the Zillow Real Estate App for Santa Clarita Valley Cities.