Real Estate Websites Don't Display Your Contact Info - Here's Why.

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Real estate websites like Redfin, and Trulia don't display your contact information. Why? Because they make money by selling buyer lead contact information to real estate agents. That's why you see agent photos next to your listings on these sites.

If buyers could contact you directly, it would wreck these website's ability to make money by selling buyer info. That's why most of the contact you receive during a listing will be from a buyers agent, reaching out to you on a buyer's behalf.

Here's how different sites display listings:

  1. Redfin only displays contact information for Redfin buyer agents.
    Real estate agents on Redfin
  2. Trulia, and Zillow display buyer agents who pay to advertise on your listing page.
    Real estate agents on Trulia
  3. Broker sites like and only display contact info for their agents.
    Real estate agents at Coldwell Banker and REMAX

As you can see, all these sites favor buyer's agents.

By contrast, everything we do at Home Bay focuses on favoring the seller. That's why we build our listing websites in a way that make it easy for buyers to reach you directly.

Your Home Bay listing will have:

  • A prominent Contact Owner button so buyers can contact you directly.
  • A Go See It button that makes it easy for buyers without agents to schedule showings
  • An integrated system that allows buyers to make an offer right from your listing page
  • Your contact info in the MLS showing instructions so buyer agents contact you directly

Let's take a look at what buyers who view your listing will see.


Property listing on Home Bay

Contact Owner:

Contact property owner on Home Bay

Request a Showing:

Request property showings on Home Bay

Submit an Offer:

Make an offer on a property at Home Bay

When you're selling your own property, it's valuable to work with a partner that is focused on your best interests. Home Bay is that partner.

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