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Brian Halste…, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL

Have anyone had any success using Trulia ads or any other service they offer for a charge to realtors?

Asked by Brian Halstead, Miami, FL Sat Oct 9, 2010

I am considering buying Trulia ads for certain area and will like to hear from my fellow agents nationwide on the service they have utilize on Trulia that has given them the most return on there money.

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Hi Brian. I have had results here. I also wrote about one in my blog:

http://www.trulia.com/blog/scott_miller/2010/10/typical_lead…

You need a combo/mix. You need to advertise, blog, answer questions, post listings, and generally be everywhere at once. Do you have the schedule for that? It's ultra time consuming.

GOOD LUCK!

Scott Miller, Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 9, 2010
That will depend on your area. There are areas served by too many realtors. Use different ways to market yourself.
4 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 28, 2012
Here's my dilemma Brian. If I tell you I have on here, tomorrow 20 other realtors next door are paying for the same thing I am and my opportunity shrinks.

You're better off contacting one of us via ad or profile to find out. Broadcasting success leads to everyone doing what you are doing on websites. No one wants to find the answer, people are waiting to see it given.

It's a good question, just ask it in a different spot... personally and not in a public forum.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 9, 2010
It is all about exposure and that's why I blog consistently, answer questions on a regular basis and have purchased 2 of my zip codes. Hard to say where the biggest return has been in these 3 areas but combined I have generated quite a bit of business on Trulia.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 24, 2012
I can tell you I have learned one thing it all depends on the cities , municipalities or zip codes you cover I for one have had great success using Trulia but you have to work it, a slave to your phone and getting back to the lead in record time is crucial to your success also posting listings and a big one getting recomended

Hope this helps answer your question
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 23, 2012
Absolutely. I am working with a client at this time who came to me through Trulia and is in the process of purchasing his 2nd home through me. The trick to converting the leads it responding to them as quickly as they come to you and providing them information that goes over and above what every other agent will provide to them. Some of the revenue I've generated from Trulia doesn't come from the leads they send my way but as a result of my high visibility on the site, I will often have people contact me directly through my website--both buyers and sellers--who in the course of working with them will tell me that they decided to work with me because they found me all over Trulia.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 18, 2012
Hi Brian,

I would like to know a good answer for your question, I got few emails saying I found you on Trulia and all were B.S..

I think you have to to try and see if is good for you and your company, remember any tipe of marketing is good.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 9, 2010
Mostly junk. We have 1 mobile zip and two regular zips at 25 percent each. Then we have 2 more zips at 12 percent each. We have not recieved 1 worthwhile lead in the zips we bought. Unless you can afford a 1k a month budget off the bat, dont expect much. We switched from zillow to trulia since zillow was only giving us a few leads only to find trulia is even worse!

If you call them and ask for help, they will simply ask you to buy more zip codes or trulia pro deluxe iroman superman premium platiniumplatinium membership. Not a fun experience.

Plus the worst part is that your leads are not exclusive. The buyer can choose to contract every agent at once.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 18, 2012
I haven't tried local ads but my ex-partner did and she did not see any results.
I tried Realtor.com local ads and had nothing there.
A lot of data on Trulia is too old, unfortunately...so leads are disappointed...and I get leads for areas I don't service/advertise instead of those that I do...

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
IrinaKaran@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 26, 2012
I have been using Trulia ads for a few days now, and I've gotten 1 renter, 2 buyers. I will have to ceom back here in a month and update if anything developed. But I can say the people were responsive, answered my phone call, engaged me in conversation/were pleasant vs. with many other lead services, the people are rude when I call and sau they don't know how I got their info/they aren't interested.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 26, 2012
I have had one closing since using Local Ads. I began in March and received the lead which closed at the end of April. They closed mid August.
Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012
Hi Brian,

I just sent you an email with several testimonials we've received from very happy customers who use Trulia Pro and/or Local Ads.

If anyone else would like to review those, let me know and I'll send them your way as well. You can also review the success stories shown on this page: http://www.trulia.com/agents/

Best Wishes,

Emily Erekuff
Community Moderator
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 15, 2010
I think a lot of people would like to have those answers. Trulia people call me twice per week trying to sell me something.

One thing I do know is that customers do go to the site. You can tell by the questions. Sometimes I get mail "I found you on Trulia" but I don't know what is spam and what is not. Trulia can't tell either, I asked them.

Not to put the onus on you but I would be interested to know what you find out. I am going to investigate, too
Web Reference: http://www.dkrealtor.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 9, 2010
Great question, I would like to see some of the answers also. I have been using Trulia for a month with mixed results.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 9, 2010
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