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With 15 New Partners Trulia Accelerate Program Goes Into Overdrive

This morning Trulia announced it has expanded the Trulia Accelerate program to 16 partners overall, reaching nearly 70,000 agents total. For Trulia, this is an important milestone, while it executes on its strategy to engage partners across the industry and make its products and services available to real estate agents and brokers through important relationships with brokerages and franchises.

Trulia signed a major partner, leading franchisor RE/MAX LLC., when it originally launched the program in July. Since then 15 brokerages from across the country have decided to join the program and grow their businesses. Because Trulia Accelerate is a flexible set of products and resources, the company works with each partner to find the right mix of options that will help them meet their specific business goals.

Trulia Accelerate Program

New Partners: 15

Real Trends 2013 ranking by Volume

BH&G Gary Greene

62

Century 21 Award

70

Coach Realtors

Top 250 RIS Media

First Team Real Estate

11

Gloria Nilson

101

Hunt Real Estate ERA

94

Keyes

60

Mel Foster

284

Michael Saunders

55

Prudential New Jersey Properties

105

Prudential Preferred Realty – PA

116

RE/MAX DFW Associates

135

RE/MAX Results

433

Realty ONE Group

10

Realty World Northern California, Inc.

Leading Franchisor

For example, participating brokers receive free resources including premium branded profiles for their agents on Trulia’s Find An Agent directory. They also have the option to receive an agent training curriculum focused on connecting and converting online leads or valuable marketing and advertising products that help brokers and franchises build their brand with consumers and expand their market share.

Ultimately, Trulia’s business goals are in line with those of their broker partners. Trulia has spent years building a popular consumer product offering and a large consumer audience, with 35 million unique visitors per month reported during the second quarter of 2013.

This valuable audience of home searchers is looking for information on neighborhoods and properties, using leading services such as Trulia Suggests to browse homes or Trulia’s popular map products that visualize commute times, crime statistics and other relevant neighborhood data. And now with Find an Agent, consumers can find useful information about agents and brokers who would be well-suited to help them with their unique real estate needs.

Trulia’s goal is to connect this group of engaged home searchers to real estate agents and brokers. It does this by serving as a technology partner, providing tools that agents and brokers use to win more listings and sell more homes.

To learn more about the benefits of partnering with Trulia, call 1-877-776-9521 or email brokersolutions@trulia.com.

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Be Josh and Matt Altman’s First Intern!

Cristin Zweig, PR Manager
March 21, 2013

Be the First Altman Brothers Intern. Apply now!
Dream job alert! Trulia just launched the “Be the First Altman Brothers’ Intern” contest, which will give one lucky Trulia user the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the first intern to Josh and Matt Altman, two of the most well-known and well-connected real estate agents in the industry.

Amidst the glitz, glamour, and ultra-luxurious lifestyles of Hollywood, the Altman Brothers dominate their local housing market – now representing some of the biggest household names, from celebrities to entrepreneurs and socialites, and Josh Altman is becoming a bold-face name in his own right. You’ve likely seen Josh on TV, where he sells high-end real estate to the rich and famous. Together with his brother Matt, Josh recorded a staggering $200,000,000 in sales in 2012. With 2013 off to an even more impressive start, the duo is turning to Trulia to help them find their first superstar intern.

Could it be you?

The Altman Brothers’ very first intern will learn from Matt and Josh by witnessing and playing a part in their day-to-day business. Roles and responsibilities of their first Los Angeles-based intern include rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, as well as the following:

  • Building and executing online marketing plans for properties
  • Shadowing the duo as they show for-sale homes to prospective homebuyers
  • Touring some of the most exclusive private residences in Los Angeles
  • Aiding in scheduling appointments with clients
  • Planning and attending open houses alongside the Altman Brothers

To enter, visit Trulia.com/altmanintern and complete the submission form. Entrants are asked to test their online marketing prowess by “writing a compelling – and authentic – local review that sells your neighborhood to potential buyers,” and by also penning a brief overview of why they want to work for the Altman Brothers. Submissions will be judged and select entrants will advance to the next round, where an eventual winner will named the Altman Brother’s first intern.

Trulia’s “Be the First Altman Brothers’ Intern” Contest Timeline:

  • March 21, 2013: Contest opens to user submissions for four weeks
  • April 18, 2013: The initial entry window will close and second round finalists will be notified
  • April 22 – May 2, 2013: Second round interviews with the Altman Brothers commence
  • May 15, 2013: The winner is selected and notified by the Altman Brothers
  • August 1, 2013: The Altman Brothers internship begins!
  • August 30, 2013: The internship concludes

Think you have what it takes to work for the best in the business this summer? Enter here!

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RE/MAX Results Partners with Trulia to Reach Home Buyers in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin

We’re excited to announce a partnership with RE/MAX Results, one of the twenty largest residential real estate firms in the United States with nearly 11,000 real estate transactions and over two billion dollars in sales volume last year.

As part of this agreement, nearly 700 RE/MAX Results real estate professionals will receive prominent placement and brand exposure for their property listings on Trulia. 23 million home buyers, sellers and renters come to Trulia each month to search for homes.

“Our number one priority is to provide our agents with the tools they need to effectively market their properties,” said Marshall Saunders, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Results. “Trulia is one of the leading sites for home buyers in MinneapolisSt. Paul. We’re excited to strengthen our relationship with Trulia and help our agents connect with Trulia’s transaction ready audience, reducing the time on market for home sellers we work with.”

“In today’s real estate market, home sellers want to work with brokerages who provide them with prominent exposure on sites where home buyers are looking,” said Matt Dollinger, Head of Industry Relations at Trulia. “We’re committed to making the home buying and selling process easier and connecting home buyers and sellers with qualified real estate professionals to help them close their transactions.”

RE/MAX Results operates out of the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul as well as Western Wisconsin. Based upon the principles of entrepreneurship and customer service, RE/MAX Results has grown to 24 offices and nearly 700 Sales Executives.

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Trulia Partners with OpenCoSF in the City By The Bay

Earlier today, Trulia opened its home to the local community as part of the OpenCo San Francisco initiative. Danielle Farnedi, Trulia’s Vice President of Engineering, presented an overview of Trulia and its history in San Francisco. Danielle also shared the narrative of Trulia’s culture of product innovation in context of the rapidly changing real estate industry, and the company’s efforts to deliver the inside scoop to consumers.

Trulia is one of many San Francsico-based companies that is active in the local tech community, benefiting from the unique collection of social, creative and technical talent that the region offers, while also working to give back to the community in the process. The company was founded in San Francisco in 2005 and since being headquartered in neighborhoods such as the Mission District and Potrero Hill, today the company calls the vibrant South of Market neighborhood home.

Finding a place to live can be challenging and stressful – it’s the problem that the company was created to solve. In the 1990’s searching for a home was primarily an offline experience, where consumers searched in newspapers and apartment guides enduring a relatively grueling process. As the Internet grew, listings became available online in the early 2000′s. Today, Trulia provides more than just listings and information, delivering real insights for consumers who are trying to find the right place to live.

So what does “insight” mean in this case? It’s bringing data and neighborhoods to life for consumers in a simple, visual format. For example, Trulia commute maps make it easy to determine what areas have convenient access to work. Trulia users can view school district rankings and crime heat maps that highlight safe neighborhoods.

As Danielle mentioned in the presentation, when looking at properties people ask themselves, “How much time will I spend in the car going to work and will my children be safe on their way to and from a quality school?” These are the  important questions that that Trulia helps answer.

Trulia was happy to participate in the inaugural OpenCoSF initiative and looks forward to the growth of the program and further engagement with the San Francisco tech community.

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Trulia Continues Partnership with CNNMoney and MONEY’s “Best Places to Live” List

We are thrilled to announce the continuation of our longstanding partnership with CNNMoney as their exclusive provider of real estate search and data. CNNMoney will continue to incorporate Trulia’s real estate marketplace, local stats, trends and analysis into the website’s deep editorial content to help users understand exactly what is happening in local markets across the country.

Together, we will continue to power our co-branded website (http://money.cnn.com/real_estate/), which allows people to find homes for sale and refine their search results based on core criteria, including upcoming open houses, neighborhood, price, property type and new listings alongside CNNMoney’s in-depth real estate coverage.

Additionally, we will also serve as the exclusive provider of real estate data for MONEY’s annual “Best Places to Live” list, released today. Carmel, Indiana was named the best small city to live in America. To check out Money’s 2012 “Best Places to Live” list, visit www.Money.com/BestPlaces

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