How Does An MLS Listing Affect My FSBO Listing on Zillow/Trulia?
The default behavior of Zillow.com (which owns and feeds into Trulia.com) is to override your FSBO listing with the MLS data.
Can I stop the MLS listing from overriding the Zillow FSBO listing?
Yes, but it is not recommended. When you are filling out the MLS listing forms on homecoin.com, the forms will ask if you want your MLS listing to syndicate to 3rdParty websites (e.g. Zillow/Trulia). By selecting "No", the MLS listing will not override your existing Zillow FSBO listing.
The main downside to selecting "No" to 3rdParty website syndication is that your listing will not appear on any third party websites (so you miss out on potential buyers). Your listing will still appear on broker sites, unless you choose to opt out of that as well. The secondary downside to keeping the Zillow FSBO listing is having real estate agents calling to solicit your listing.
Can I still make changes only to my Zillow listing even if the MLS listing overrides it?
Yes, as the listing broker we are able to directly edit the Zillow listing for you. Since the Zillow listing does not need to follow the same rules as the MLS, we are able to add things to the description such as your name and phone number. If you submit an MLS listing change to us, we can make any changes you need to your Zillow listing.