Trulia has achieved many milestones over the past seven years, and this morning we added another major event to our corporate timeline: going public. Today at 9:38AM ET, Trulia became a publicly traded company on the NYSE, under the symbol TRLA.
I want to take a minute to reflect on what has been an incredible journey for me, both personally and professionally. When Sami and I co-founded Trulia, we believed the housing market was at a point of transformation. Consumers were turning to the Internet to find places to live, but the experience was limited and fractured.
We knew that by delivering vital real estate information on a smart platform, we could fundamentally change the way people find their homes. We knew it was important to have the right people around us, including our investors, our advisory board of real estate leaders and professionals, and of course, our employees. And I want to thank each and every person who has helped us get to this day.
Today, Trulia gives homebuyers, sellers, owners, and renters the inside scoop on properties, places, and real estate professionals. Trulia has unique info on the areas people want to live that can’t be found anywhere else: users can learn about agents, neighborhoods, schools, crime, and ask the local community questions.
Real estate professionals use Trulia to connect with millions of transaction-ready buyers and sellers each month via our hyper local advertising services, social recommendations and top-rated mobile apps. For example, Rehanna Gallagher, the founder and President of Castle Point Realty in Hoboken, New Jersey is using Trulia Mobile Ads to help grow her business
Today is incredibly thrilling, but I’m even more excited about the road ahead. While Trulia began in 2005 as a real estate search site, we’ve successfully grown our business to include hyper-local content, rentals, and mortgage search—areas that have each seen remarkable growth. With 13 dedicated mobile apps for agents, renters, buyers, and sellers, we’re perfectly poised to meet the needs of consumers and professionals who are increasingly taking their search on their go. It’s been an explosive seven years, and there’s still so much more innovation to come.
Finally, I want to thank the hundreds of thousands of real estate professionals and the millions of consumers who use our service every month. We thank you for your continued participation and support, and encourage you to share your success stories with us in the comments.