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Old 04-26-2013, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Earth
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What's up with Realtor.com? I search for Plano and they sneak in Murphy homes, I search for highland Park and they throw in Dallas homes, Parker search also have Allen houses. It's frustrating. I know I can bypass it but why?
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:55 AM
 
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It's called paid advertising.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:59 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Realtor.com downloads from our North TX MLS system. Our system is setup to have "Areas" or zones that were set up years ago. Many of the cities did not grow to correspond to our zones. Many of the zones also are more around school boundaries than city limits.

It's much like school districts that were set up 80 years ago to service kids in the country. As the cities grew the school districts did not match city boundaries. That's why a city like Plano might have 3 different school districts. Allen homes may be in the Plano ISD.

We RE Agents are used to dealing with these issues. It's a way to narrow a search.

In your search you might narrow it down by either zip code or school district. Better yet have your agent set you up with a custom search in the MLS that meets your needs and feeds you new listings as they hit the market.

Does that make sense ?

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Austin
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It has nothing to do with advertising. It's about the search areas. Also, systems are set up to pull listings within a certain radius of the subject area so if the house is right down the street, though in a different city name, it's still the same area so it comes up.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:04 PM
 
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What's up, Highland Park! Go Mustangs, amiright?
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