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I was just trying to find a map of my address and instead of my inn showing up first in the results I got 4 real estate websites. NONE of which have the property listed correctly. 6 bedrooms. 8 bedrooms. 4 bathrooms. 6 bathrooms.

They are so far off all of the B&B's it's a joke. But not a joke at the same time as someone who is doing a quick check will wonder who's lying!

We have 9 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.

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No one believes those sites.   I'm a real estate hobbiest.   Those sites are more often incorrect than correct.   I wouldn't worry about it.

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Wow! Didn't know this stuff was available, and free!

Searching the address for the two old buildings I've bought downtown shows how much the previous owner paid, and what I paid them!

I paid $19,500 for my guest house property in 2011, and it had previously sold in 2009 for $13,000! Wish I had known that!! (The guy who bought it for $13,000 didn't make his payments so the original owner took it back.)

And my other building, that I bought in 2011 for $58,000 had been purchased in 2003 for $32,000! I'd assumed what people paid for property was their secret. Duh! It's public record. I should have realized that and checked!!

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By law we get a copy of every purchase contract 20 years back. We got them all the way back to the original land purchase. The amount paid for this house last time it was sold was a pittance. That $13,000 mark, was passed in the early part of the 20th century for this house.

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I thought you would know that. A trip to our court house and you have access to everything. That's the first place we headed when looking to purchase property.

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Yes, purchase info is public. And now you don't have to go to the town hall in person! Tax records are also public.

I was bummed because none of the real estate info was correct in re number of bathrooms. If that info shows up and guests look at it they are going to wonder who's lying - me or the real estate site!

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Do a search on your address to see what comes up. Not on a mapping system. A simple address in a search engine.

You have to do this every once in awhile when you own a business to see what guests will find when they enter your address.

It has nothing to do with directions but with what misinformation is being published about your property.

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My MLS listing is all over the place.  Yikes...

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How did you search for your inn? I find google maps works much better than mapquest. Link a good map to your website so people know which one you use.

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Zillow and Trulia list most houses with details, even if they are not for sale.

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Silverspoon wrote:

Zillow and Trulia list most houses with details, even if they are not for sale.

and they are rarely ever accurate.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Silverspoon wrote:

Zillow and Trulia list most houses with details, even if they are not for sale.

and they are rarely ever accurate.

 

True....but not everyone knows that!

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