From a reader, via TechCrunch.
This is what TechCrunch had to say regarding CyberHomes entry into the field of real estate websites, the likes of which include Zillow (crap!), Trulia (good), Redfin (good), Realtor.com (good, but aesthetically challenged):
CyberHomes may actually have an advantage here in that it is owned by Fidelity National Financial, one of the biggest title-insurance companies in the country. As such, Fidleity National Financial has a direct view on every home transaction in the country. “The key differentiators on the data is that we are the primary aggregator of it.,” says Frame. Other than the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that brokers use, any company that wants information on properties sold, home ownership, or mortgage issuance needs to license it from one of two sources: either Fidelity National Financial or First American (which is where Zillow gets its data, through an intermediary company called Dataquick). Since CyberHomes has a direct line into the Fidelity National Financial database, Frame argues that the data on his site is updated in a more timely fashion for the 100 million U.S. property records it covers. And it will begin to include actual MLS data as well, beginning in the first quarter of next year.
We have yet to play around with it at length, but thought you might have a little time to do so yourselves and might share a little insight.
–Technology & Real Estate [theFrontSteps]