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Michael Mitc…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY

I wanted to know if there are any agents who use Trulia's site to list their exclusives and what the results have been? Specifically NYC brokers

Asked by Michael Mitchell, New York, NY Mon Jan 20, 2014

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I have been using Trulia Pro for about six months. I can track one sale in this time directly to a Pro ad. Still, I am ambivalent about the program for one very frustrating reason.

Your listing will be live on the public site for about 48 hours before it can be registered by you as an exclusive listing. That means that for the first most critical day or two for a new listing, it will appear with other agents' names available for contact. I have complained but just get a boilerplate non- answer about how they are trying to speed up their cycle times. I suggested that they allow the agent who is paying for the listing to control when it goes live and got the same answer in reply. It's infuriating and is about to cause me to cancel my Pro participation.

Ellen Pratt
Agent, MPC Properties
Jackson Heights NY
Referral Broker, BHG Real Estate III
Charlottesville VA
Ph: 718-440-9458
Cell/Text: 434-989-7068
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Hi Michael. I've worked in Manhattan but now concentrate in Queens. I don't have a pro account but I do have a presense on the site. To date it has allowed me to obtain two listings due to my participation on the Q and A boards. It has also bolstered open house attendance. As for customer leads, I get many requests to view but they have been essentially non qualified leads from "buyers" who seem unwilling to meet and discuss their needs, financials and time frame to purchase. Those customers I invite to my open house. I won't allow a private showing without review of their letter of pre-Q at the very least. I simply don't run my business that way.

If you solely work Manhattan, open house attendance should not be a problem regardless of you being on Trulia or not as there are just so many people in the city. This site may have less value than your company website but it could lead to customers. It's another way to get exposure. Good luck.
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