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Amy Sebell, Real Estate Pro in Andover, MA

How do you find Trulia helps your business?

Asked by Amy Sebell, Andover, MA Sun Aug 22, 2010

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I LOVE Trulia! I think it gives agents who are involved with it the edge that they need. I enjoy answering the questions and asking questions. So even if I have just a 5 minute block of time, I can answer a question, in which helps promote me and my business! It is fantastic! I get quite a few leads from Trulia. Love it!!!!
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 23, 2010
I love Trulia. It is easy to post listings whether sales or rentals and there is a great amount of exposure from the sight. One of my listings had 242 hits in less than a weeks time. I highly recommend Trulia.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 23, 2010
Hi Amy,

Welcome to Trulia-

I have closed a few deals directly related to Trulia. We have the Trulia Pro membership and spend a considerable amount of time on the Q&A and Blogs platforms. So, at then end Trulia is part of our overall marketing/online presence. Like most other marketing avenues it has to fit your overall business style/model and consistency over time will take care of the rest...
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 23, 2010
I thinks it's a great resource for people (buyers and sellers) and I've had quite a few closings because of contacts through Trulia.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 23, 2010
I dedicated a blog to this subject, i find trulia very useful in getting exposure for my listings in myself. Answering questions in Voices has allowed me teh ooportunity to help people in need, and the Trulia blogs have been spectacular in expanding my business with exposure i get.

Please check out my blog as well for a detailed outline
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 22, 2010
Trulia is a traffic source for my web site. Google Analytics says about 50% of the referred traffic into my site comes from my blogging or Q&A contributions on Trulia.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 17, 2013
I think that Trulia is a good community. Anything that generates leads is good!!

I get fairly decent leads, I work in a very competitive area and have worked my way to 50% of my zip code 33767.

I know that people want to be only positive in these threads but maybe we could bring up issues as well.

I have only a 20% share in my zip 33767 on Zillow but I get more leads, probably 40% more!

This seemed to kick in when Trulia changed their system of having only one agent on a property to using the zillow concept of 3 agents. Now you do not necessarily get to be one of the 3 but you do get a "display ad" on the page. That does NOT work well! I get a handful of click throughs out of tens of thousands of page views. This should be fixed. After all, I can speak on this, I pay a ton of money for 50% andf I get about 9000 impressions a month, three times that amount I am exposed to BUT the results are not evident.

The second issue is the PRO issue. I think that for spending over $2000.00 on Trulia, I should get at least 10 listings thrown in at pro level and have the Pro label next to my name. That is not an ego thing but it makes a difference to the general public who automatically place value on that.

So not to moan too much as most things are good but these changes do not work for the benefit of someone paying a lot of money!

Let me know your thoughts on this and if you experience anything similar as to your actual lead return compared to the old system as to the new.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 16, 2013
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