It has been some time since we have been blogging on Trulia.Â We have noticed a dramatic shift over the past year regarding the number of Buyers and Sellers asking questions on Trulia and the quality of the answers being provided.Â Here is what we have noticed:
1. The number of questions that are appropriate for agents/brokers to answer have gone down.Â In our opinion, many of the questions are best referred to a real estate attorney or a CPA as it relates to their area of expertise.Â We feel that many agents are answering questions that could lead to a legal liability for the person asking the question.
2. We feel it is our position to answer real estate questions, period.Â We understand what we are saying may not be popular, however, all Social Media data points to that product Buyers (real estate included) do not want to be solicited for their business on-line.Â They want answers to their questions and the freedom to choose their own course.Â We feel that most new agents on Trulia (there are many), have not read the Trulia Community guidelines which encourages "sharing knowledge & experiences" and discourages "solicitations".
3. Please do not be offended by our content.Â We are committed to an on-line community that fosters great people feeling safe to use the services Trulia provides.
Best to you,
Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
Serving Greater San Diego