Trulia and Zillow get access to local MLS by negotiating data sharing/syndication agreements.
Redfin, on the other hand, doesn’t have any of that headache.
As a brokerage, it’s free to use data from its membership in the Realtors MLS.
After all, it could’ve become a brokerage and pull the data directly from an MLS.
Does Zillow update from MLS?
The MLS has become the latest to join the Zillow Partnership Platform, which offers enhanced branding to MLSs in exchange for direct listing feeds that let the portal update its listings as often as every 15 minutes.
Can I get access to the MLS?
Only real estate agents and other professional affiliates can access MLS but that doesn’t mean a home buyer or seller can’t get pretty much the same information—just not directly. Fortunately, all that information is available online today via a private website.
Do Redfin listings show up on Zillow?
Our customers want homebuyers to see Redfin listings on Zillow.com and on every other portal site. Our thesis has always been that broker innovations in how a home is sold only really matter if consumers can find their way to the listing broker’s site.
How do I find my MLS number on Zillow?
The MLS number is likely listed on the For Sale sign. Jot the number down and head to either the listing agent’s website or Realtor.com. Click on the link for searching by MLS number, enter the number, and voila, there’s the available information about that property.