Today, we are thrilled to welcome Lee Clancy to the Trulia family as our new Vice-President of Consumer Products. He brings more than 10 years of product management experience in social gaming, online community and user-generated content and is focused on helping Trulia bring the inside scoop to millions of consumers every month.
In the past, Lee has spent time most recently at IMVU and Yahoo! Adding his experience to our organization continues our theme from 2011 of attracting top-notch talent to help us deliver the best user experience to our rapidly expanding consumer and professional audience.
To kick off Lee’s tenure, we’re unveiling Trulia Local – a brand new product that’s designed to help people (whether they are buying a home or renting) answer the burning question that crosses everyone’s mind when they’re looking for a new home: “What’s it like to live here?”
Trulia Local allows users to analyzes and visually displays real estate values, crime, school ratings and local amenities on layered maps. It also visually blends together geodata and user-generated content to give people the local scoop on where they live.
Key features include:
- Real Estate Values: Check out homes that are currently for sale or were recently sold nearby.
- Crime: Avoid crime by identifying the most dangerous blocks in your city with a heat map overlay that aggregates all the reported criminal activity during the past year. Toggle between violent and non-violent crimes to see what was most recently reported.
- Schools: Find out which school district your home is in and screen for schools with the highest parent ratings with an easy-to-use slider filter.
- Neighborhood Amenities: Know where the closest restaurants, grocery stores, banks and gas stations are located and what the locals think.
To get the local scoop on where you live, visit: http://www.trulia.com/local