This tutorial blog will show how to extract FSBO property listings for sale by the owner from property websites. Here, we will use real estate crawlers from X-Byte Enterprise Crawling to extract real estate data from Zillow and Trulia.
These real estate crawlers will help you scrape property data from FSBO listing properties like Address, Area, Price, Expected Mortgage, Availability, Images, Property Type, etc. within seconds.
Follow These Steps to Extract FSBO listing from the Real Estate Sites
- Create an account on X-Byte Enterprise Crawling
- Choose a Real Estate Crawler for running Zillow Scraper or Trulia Scraper
- Enter an input list of FSBO URLs
- Make the scraper run and download data
X-Byte Enterprise Crawling is having pre-built scrapers, which collect property data from the web as well as scrape Job data, Social Media & Google data, and more. Web scraping with X-Byte Enterprise Crawling is very easy because crawlers are based on the cloud and you should not worry about choosing the fields of getting scraped nor downloaded any software. The real estate scraper, as well as the data, could be used from a browser anytime. You would also get data directly delivered to Dropbox.
Create an account on X-Byte Enterprise Crawling
Before using the real estate crawler in X-Byte Enterprise Crawling, you must create your account. For signing up, visit https://cloud.xbyte.io/accounts/login/ and make an account using your email ID.
Get Links for FSBO Listings for Areas of interest
Any property listed with FSBO means the owner sells the properties without any help from the broker or listing agent. Both Zillow and Trulia permit the property owners for listing properties without any requirement of any real estate agent. Let’s see how to get FSBO links for the real estate sites.
How to Get FSBO Data on Trulia?
Visit Trulia.com as well as in its search bar, type a city, zip code, neighborhood, or county you want. (We are using 74017 zip code in the given example)
In the given search bar, you can see a tab Agent Listing as well as others. The other tabs include FSBO homes, together with the listing of auctions and foreclosures not listed through agents. Then click on another tab.
After that choose the ‘More’ tab. With this category, ‘Buy’ Choose for Sale by the Owner like the listing type. In case, you would love to increase total listings or areas searched, you may choose to remove the Map Boundary.
Just go through the result’s page about FSBO listing properties on the Trulia. We would copy URLs of the page to offer as inputs to Trulia data scraper.
Reading the data into a data frame using Pandas
In the example, see how a link for the FSBO properties scheduled on the Trulia will look like this:
When you have added other filters (property types, price, etc.) depending on your requirements, copy & paste URLs into Trulia web Scraper in X-Byte Enterprise Crawling. For adding different URLs, the web crawler needs to be in an Advanced Mode.
Now that we have our hotel information stored in a Pandas data frame, we can plot the ratings of different hotels against each other to understand better how they differ. It can give us good insight into which hotels are better than others and help us make informed decisions when booking hotels.
Note: Before inputting any properties to extract, note that for collecting the information of any property, the Trulia data crawler will visit an individual property page for scraping more information. One page is equal to one property. In case, you would love to scrape all property data then you should leave the field blank.
How to Get FSBO Data Using Zillow?
Visit Zillow.com and explore the real estate listings within your favored location. You would be shown results pages with property listings. In case, you would love to increase total listings or explore an area, you may choose ‘Remove Map Boundary’, just like Trulia.
On the right side of your search bar, you can see the option ‘For Sale. Just click on this dropdown option next to this tab.
Choose the option ‘By Owner’ as well as ensure that all the other boxes get unselected.
Let’s see the results page of the FSBO-listed real estate properties on Zillow. Let’s copy the page URL of the page to give the input of the Zillow web scraper.
Just see an example about how the links for FSBO real estate properties given on Zillow will look like:
When you add all the required filters depending on your requirements, just copy & paste URL(s) in the Zillow Data Crawler. For adding multiple URLs a crawler has to be in an Advanced Mode. You may also offer many pages to extract. In case, you are leaving this option blank then it will gather all the information.
Running the Crawlers for Scraping FSBO’s Property Data
After you save the crawlers’ input settings, choose the ‘Gather Data’ option or ‘Start Gathering Data’ for running a scraper.
Note: These images given below indicate the data scraper in Start mode as well as Run mode. When in running mode, a scraper could be paused by pressing ‘Stop’. The Zillow and Trulia real estate scrapers are premium crawlers, which need you to get subscribed to the paid plans. Therefore, these crawlers could not be tested completely free. You may subscribe to the X-Byte Enterprise Crawling for scraping Zillow and Trulia data.
Viewing and Downloading FSBO’s Property Data
When the job gets done, you can choose ‘View Data’ as well as ‘Download Data’ options. The data is accessible in JSON, Excel, or CSV formats.
The examples given below are scraped FSBO’s data downloaded with CSV format.
Extracted FSBO Data from Zillow
Extracted FSBO Data from Trulia
Additional Tip: Automatically Track the New FSBO Lists with Your Area of Interest!
You may track the new listings using this web scraper as per the schedule. To prepare an automated schedule, choose the ‘Schedules’ option and click on the ‘Add Schedule’ option.
You may choose the preferred time zone, time, as well as how frequently you would love to run a crawler.
Completing the Automation: Auto Data Delivery to Your Dropbox!
To complete this automation, you may easily have the listings automatically delivered to your Dropbox account under the ‘Integrations’ option. Other automation alternatives like API-dependent access are accessible in an ‘Integrations’ tab.
Customized & Data-Driven Real Estate Scraping Solutions
X-Byte’s web data scraping services will assist you to get clean and well-structured property data feeds within your preferred formats and find them delivered as per the custom schedule. X-Byte may also send customized alerts using webhooks and emails when newly registered FSBO properties just open up to sell or while prices change. Property agents may use these web crawlers to recognize properties without any real estate agents for leading scraping objectives as well as reaching out to property owners.
The available real estate scrapers in X-Byte Enterprise Crawling offer you an easy-to-use web data scraping tool for scraping FSBO real estate data. In case, you like to collect property data on a huge scale across different websites then X-Byte can offer you custom-made data sets depending on your precise business requirements. Also, we offer you real-time property data, which you can depend on to assist you to take vital property investment decisions.