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CFO and General Counsel Added to Senior Management as Trulia Continues to Experience Rapid Growth

Pete Flint, CEO
December 1, 2011

2011 has been a year of tremendous growth for Trulia. We held a steady focus on creating a superior service for consumers and agents, while also aiming to build a strong, experienced management team to ensure that our growth as a company continues into 2012 and beyond.  I am excited today to introduce you to two guys that are going to play crucial roles in our next phase of growth.

First, I’d like to introduce you to our new Chief Financial Officer, Sean Aggarwal. Sean was formerly VP of finance at PayPal and CFO, US category of eBay.  As our new CFO, Sean will oversee the accounting and finance teams across Trulia’s three offices.  Sean brings more than 20 years of investment banking and finance experience, along with a proven track record of scaling finance teams at PayPal, eBay and Amazon.

Next, I’d like to introduce you to Trulia’s new General Counsel, Scott Darling. Scott was formerly VP and General Counsel of Imperva and he has more than 15 years of business and legal experience working within companies such as Microsoft and Danger.

Scott Darling, General Counsel, Trulia

As a company, we have ambitious goals in 2012. I expect Sean and Scott’s impact, experience and insights to immediately help us navigate an exciting path at rapid speed.  We have already seen tremendous impact from the additions of Paul Levine as COO earlier this year and Dr. Jed Kolko as Chief Economist and Head of Analytics . I believe the addition of Sean and Scott have us perfectly positioned for a big year ahead.

Throughout 2011, Trulia has seen explosive growth in mobile. Towards the end of Q1, Trulia expanded its mobile offerings by introducing both iPad and Android apps. During Q3, Trulia released a native app for Android tablets and a dedicated Android “For Rent” app for rentals and in Q4 we released our Kindle Fire app. Mobile traffic now accounts for between 20 and 30% of overall traffic.  I am extremely proud that Trulia has the top-rated real estate mobile apps in their respective app stores and we are committed to delivering an exceptional user experience in all 50 states and innovative tools for consumers.

We have also taken many steps to become the number one source of transaction-ready clients for real estate professionals. We have doubled leads to agents in Q3 compared to the same quarter in 2010 and in Q3 2011, consumers on Trulia were viewing an average of more than 3.1 million homes per day. Three main drivers of the increase in quality leads to agents are the innovative new services such as Instant Leads, the introduction of Social Search and Recommendations and the expansion of Quick Connect to all mobile apps.

Some of the other highlights of 2011 include opening a new office in Denver, moving into a bigger office space in New York City, and the opening of the roof top penthouse at Trulia’s SF office, where Trulians now hold company meetings, meetups, parties and use the great space as an everyday fun and creative collaboration place for our employees. Our quarterly surveys have shown us time and time again that happy employees do great work, and I am happy that we are able to provide great spaces for our employees to thrive!

Want to join a great team changing the face of real estate? We’re hiring in all areas at Trulia in San Francisco, New York and Denver. To check out the open positions, check out our jobs pages: www.trulia.com/jobs

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Trulia Announces Partnership To Bring RE/MAX Listings to Fastest Growing Online Real Estate Audience

Trulia is now a RE/MAX approved SupplierLast week at the RE/MAX R4 conference in Las Vegas we announced a new partnership with RE/MAX that directly syndicates their listings into Trulia’s search index.  This is exciting news for both the millions searching homes for sale on Truila and the thousands of RE/MAX agents across the country.

As part of the agreement, RE/MAX agents and brokers receive partner benefits on Trulia’s hyper-local marketing and advertising solutions, Trulia Pro and Trulia Local Ads.  These services provide RE/MAX agents access to the highest concentration of new buyers available online (comScore Jan 2011).

During R4 conference, Trulia’s Director of Business Development, Mark Weiss, spoke on a panel highlighting the benefits on the new syndication agreement.   Bruce Ailion, one of the many RE/MAX agents using Trulia’s marketing solutions, was in the audience and spoke about his experience:

Happy RE/MAX agent using Trulia“ I have been in the business for 31 years, and in my first week with Trulia I received a contact from a highly qualified buyer that I believe will develop into the most significant lead received in those 31 years. This lead has the potential to generate well over $100,000 in business over the next two years. ”

We’re happy to be part of the RE/MAX family and look forward to helping many more RE/MAX agents, just like Bruce.  You can learn more about the agreement by reading our official press release.

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Today Show: Best homes for under $500K with Barbara Corcoran

October 15, 2010

OK – for some this might be a bit out of your price range. But, it’s Friday afternoon and everyone could use a little pick me up – so chuck the caffeine crave and check out this eye candy will ya?

On this morning’s “What You Can Get For XX,” Barbara Corcoran shared some great picks that’ll leave you craving for even more eye candy.

Wasilla, AK
5661 East Cherry Circle
3bd | 5ba | 3,0101 square feet

*perks: oversized 2 car garage, huge detached workshop with bath, floatplane access and dock and guest cabin

Indianapolis, IN
6910 West 71st St
4bd | 4 full, 1 partial ba | 4,285 square feet

*perks: overlooks Traders Point Lake, 3 cozy fireplaces, 2 gourmet kitchens and near Eagle Creek

Nevada City, CA
18373 Sages Road
4bd | 4ba | 3,156 square feet

*perks: Gorgeous views (that will steal your breath), 3,000 gallon water storage

Bennington, NE
16002 Vane Street
3bd | 4ba | 4,015 square feet

*perks: Chef’s kitchen, elegant stairway, 2-tier deck, wrap around porch and great landscaping

Check out the full segment here.

Watch past segments:
What You Can Get For Under $400K

What You Can Get For $375K to $425K

What You Can Get For $300K to $600K

Do you have a home for the Today Show? Send them to pr@trulia.com.

Thanks!

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Agent Peter Solomon shares his experience on Trulia Pro

July 22, 2010

peter-solomonCongrats Peter! It’s always amazing hearing great success stories. It’s definitely a great testiment to our product.

In his words:

“I’ve had Trulia Pro Deluxe for a little over a month, and I’ve definitely been getting a lot of leads. It seems like a lot of the Trulia leads are people who are more qualified to buy as opposed to other sites like Craigslist where people are flakes. The first sale I got from Trulia was only 3 weeks after I signed up and that was a $9000 commission, which was a nice payoff for only putting in $79. I’m really happy with the success I’ve had with Trulia Pro Deluxe.”

We couldn’t have said it any better. Thanks so much Peter!

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Great testimonial from Agent Caroline Sheehy in Cape Coral, FL

July 3, 2010

Great testimonial from Caroline Sheehy!

In her own words:

“Well all I can say is that the Trulia clients are truly savvy buyers.  The clients that come to me from Trulia for Real Estate services are fantastic.  These buyers really have done their homework “Thanks to Trulia”.   Every one of my Trulia clients has found the resources they want and need which creates great  loyalty and confidence.  In the past 6 weeks I have closed 3 deals priced from $300k to $600k all due to my Trulia Local Ad’s campaign and the guidance of my account representative Beau Knight.  Beau really cares about my success and often calls me to inform me of new Trulia resources that he feels would increase my success. So far so good Beau.”

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Sheryl Crow’s Tennessee ‘solar farm’ for sale

June 10, 2010
I know, most celebrity posts that I’ve written have been around homes for sale. But not this time. We’ve got a farm this time around. And it’s not just any old farm, it’s a ‘solar farm’ – owned by Sheryl Crow.

The nine time Grammy Award winning musician, actress and all other sorts of talents (that would take too long to list) is selling her exquisitely designed equestrian facility with private nanny quarters, guest house and 14 stall barn. Don’t worry too much about the electric bills because this solar farm is estimated to create a 42% reduction in electric costs.

6664 Cross Keys Road, College Grove TN 37046



See other homes for sale in Sheryl’s neighborhood.

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Local Ads testimonial – Chris Keller, agent in San Diego, CA

March 9, 2010

Last week, one of our Trulia team members received a great testimonial from Chris Keller, agent in San Diego, CA.

Here are some neat things Chris had to say about our NEW! Local Ads product:

“I started using [a competitor's advertisement] about 1 month ago. I thought the results were very good until I joined Trulia’s Local Ad program a couple weeks ago! Not only do I receive almost twice as many hits from Trulia, the ad is larger (which gives me more room for verbiage) and the cost is around 20% less.

The hits are verifiable using Google’s analytics program. Our Trulia ad lands the potential buyer on a web page within our website dedicated to the area they are searching.

I also noticed that on Trulia you can hit the “next” button and proceed to the next listing. On [a competitor's site] you have to return to the “search results” every time you want to view the next property in your search. It makes me wonder how many people are exiting out of their site due to awkwardness of their search program.”

Here’s his ad:

chris-keller

This is an awesome testimonial Chris. Thanks so much for sharing! If you have feedback to share, please email us at pr@trulia.com.

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First Local Ads testimonial – Joseph Hewey, Agent in Dallas, TX

February 23, 2010

Last week, I had a great conversation on Local Ads with Joseph Hewey, agent in Dallas, TX. Joseph has been a Local Ads subscriber for a little over a month and he’s had HUGE success! Check out his testimonial below:

Our conversation went something like this…

How did you hear about Local Ads?
I heard of Local Ads through a magazine that my company subscribes to and there was a promo where if I signed up for Trulia Pro, I could sign up for Local Ads. And so I did!

How long have you had Local Ads?
I’ve had Local Ads for a little over a month and I’ve already been contacted by two buyers. One directly called me after seeing my ad in Zip Code 75219. I’m currently in the process of closing a contract, tomorrow actually. We met the same afternoon the buyer contacted me and went into contract three days later.

How many markets are you in?
I’m currently in 5 zip codes. The two buyers who contacted me saw my ad in Zip Code 75219.

In his words:

I really like the idea of being able to buy 100% of my market and not have to worry that over time, competitors will come in and I’ll lose my market share. This is a really cool product and I’m super pleased with it!

Check out his ad below and see it live in 75219:

joseph-hewey

Do you have a testimonial you’d like to share with us? Please send it along to pr@trulia.com.

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Trulia Testimonial – Tisza Major – Posner -2009 California Association of Realtors Expo

October 16, 2009

Last week I had the pleasure of catching up with my friend Tisza Major-Posner, who is a real estate agent at I.V.P.G. Realty and blogger at Route66Living, at the 2009 CAR – California Association of Realtors Expo in San Jose California. She shared a wonderful story with me about a client she met on Trulia Voices. She also shared some of her pet peeves regarding what is an appropriate and inappropriate way of engaging consumers on Trulia Voices. Bottom line – answer the consumers question directly and don’t try to over sell yourself.

Thanks for sharing Tisza!

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Trulia Testimonial – John Reinhardt President and CEO of Fillmore Real Estate – MLSLI Tech Fair

October 15, 2009

At the 2009 MLSLI Tech Fair, John Reinhardt, President and CEO of Fillmore Real Estate in Brooklyn, New York, shared some insight into how his company has benefited from being on Trulia.

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