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How Real Estate Listings Spread Over The Web

Have you ever wondered how the same real estate listing ends up on so many different websites? 


Realtors sign an agreement with their real estate board that allows their listings to be shared and propagated across the internet. This agreement also allows realtors to pull in other agents listings into their own personal website. Whether it is REW.ca, Realtor.ca or Zoocasa.com, they all pull information from the same source and get the information at the same time.


The next question becomes which is the best website to search for listings? This is a tough question to answer because there are so many different websites. Some websites give very little information about the property and some provide lots of information, but it is arranged in a confusing and convoluted way.


There are a few websites and companies out there that I believe give you the best information. Surprisingly they are not the most popular websites. Any real estate agent that is using My Real Page as a search engine (like myself at https://davidsetton.com/recip.html) is miles ahead of the game when it comes to both searching for properties and the presentation of properties when found. 


With My Real Page you get all the details including room dimensions, property taxes, floor area and lot area. You can even share and mark your favourites. Calculate the mortgage, view the map location, walkscore, and street view all from the listing. New listings that meet your own personal criteria will be sent to your email.

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