Updated 12:30 pm: Added listing screenshots, copy and more writeup from the other 3 non-Redfin portals. All after the (added) break. Enjoy.
One of the fun things about running a real estate blog is seeing how differently each of the major realty portals handles the exact same listing. We’ve had several examples of a house switching to Pending/Do Not Show status (usually about ten seconds after it’s listed), and then Redfin will disavow all knowledge of the property ever having been for sale. Zillow will usually lose the photos but manage to hold onto the listing copy. Trulia might do the same as Zillow – or the opposite. And there’s always Movoto, the place to go if you want to see the photos every other site took down.
Today’s prime property, sent in by Burbed reader LomaLuvr, shows the differences in action. First, we’ll check in with our default site of Redfin.
935 SAN PIERRE Way
Mountain View, CA 94043
Sold for $840,000
1,576 Sq. Ft.
$533 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1964 Lot
Size: 6,000 Sq. Ft.
Sold On: Aug 6, 2010
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Community: North Shoreline
County: Santa Clara
Beautifully updated & ready to move right in! Open floor plan with hardwood floors in the LR, hall & bedrooms, granite slab countertops in kitchen & baths, dual pane windows, stucco outside. Formal living room, eat in kitchen & separate family room. Great location, close to major companies, walking trails, schools & downtown. Easy access for commuters, close to Cal-Train/Light-rail & the freeways.
We immediately knew something was wrong, because LL asked about “large bedrooms” (in the listing copy). That didn’t any make sense because there’s nothing in this copy about them. Do these bedrooms look large? Here are some listing photos, in actual size.
Only one of the listing photos even was of a bedroom. Much more on what we found on the other portals, after the break.