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Trulia, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA

Why do you love Trulia? Answer and you could win an iPad!

Asked by Trulia, San Francisco, CA Thu Feb 14, 2013

Do you get butterflies when you see a new Trulia lead?
Does your heart race when you send a client listing report?

Trulia loves you. Share the love!

We want to know what you love about Trulia, why you love it and how Trulia helps you with your real estate business!

Share your favorite Trulia success story with us below, and we'll select one agent with the best testimonial (as judged by Trulia staff) to win a new 16GB iPad.

To enter: Simply log in to or create your free Trulia account and comment below on this post with why you love Trulia. Don't forget to share details! (Need help? Try starting with "I love Trulia because…")

Submit your comment by 11:59 P.M. PST on Sunday, February 17th for your chance to win.

We love our agents. Thanks for loving us back!

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I just wanted to take a moment to share my latest experience with Trulia. Like a week ago, I received an email lead from Trulia for a rental I had listed. I contacted the prospect right away. He was impressed as too how quickly I had called him back. We started talking about what he was looking for and then a few minutes later I had sent him some properties that matched his search criteria. That same afternoon we went out looking at some of the properties. As I continue to build rapport with him, I ask him why he wouldn’t consider buying. He was hesitant at first, but I had planted the seed in the back of his mind. The next day, he called me back and asked me to put him in touch with a mortgage advisor to get pre-approved.
Now, he has seen the numbers of buying versus renting and he is convinced that buying a home is the way to go for his family. He is excited and we have become friends. I know he trusts me and I am confident we will find the right home for him and his beautiful family. Thanks to Trulia I was able to meet a new client and convert a rental into a potential purchase.
I know this is not the case for many renters in today's market, but many times we are just unsure to ask financial questions and find out whether or not they would qualify for a loan and/or be able to afford buying a home. Well, the only way to find out is to ask… and it worked!
Thank You Trulia! I am so grateful for the leads, your interface works and leads truly convert.

I am a happy Trulia.com fan! :)

Best Regards,

Valentina Ogden
Realtor, GRI
Coldwell Banker Residential RE
phone: 407-342-2288
email: valentina.realty@gmail.com
13 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 17, 2013
nice story congratulations
Flag Sun Feb 9, 2014
As a very active agent with 10 to 15 listings at any given time I find Trulia to be the most effective sight! I have Agents doing Open Houses at my listings as well as myself who is often doing more then one on a Sunday, more then half of the customers that come to our Open Houses are from the Posting that I put on Trulia! I receive Contact requests a few times a week asking about my listings!
Trulia is Truly the Best!
7 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 15, 2013
I discover that I Loved Trulia a few years ago. There are so many reasons for that will be hard to mention all of them.

Trulia has helped me to stay educated in new laws and issues that arise in the industry, while I keep up with new high tech gadgets and trends that I can customized in my website. It's a great way to show my visitors that I am a local expert.

Trulia is not only the best real estate site where we have a network that bring us clients, but with Trulia we have to encounter with top notch professionals who provide the same level of services.

Trulia is a site where you can provide and get advice with anything real estate or home related.

Trulia is a site dedicated to creating and maintaining the consumer informed while it keeps growing with new technology and empowering the network.

Trulia has helped me to stay in touch with my clients and keep them updated with new homes, suggestions or real estate news.

Trulia has helped me to become an expert at what I do and I continue to grow through training and experience.

With Trulia and passion that is persistant, I was at first surprised that I truly have, the power to create the life and career that I want.

Thanks to Trulia for giving me the tools, support for a successful real estate career and best of all, recognize that my job is more about the people that I am working for than the actual real estate property itself.

Maria Cipollone
Century 21 Tenace
954 240 5521
http://www.Flahomespecialist.com
6 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 16, 2013
No, no, no. I wish I could get excited when I receive a Trulia lead. But, I can't. Not only are they sent to multiple brokers, but most of the "leads" that come to me are for completely unqualified prospects thinking that fractional ownership properties are full ownership. I have begged folks at Trulia to make a provision for fractional ownership in their model, and nothing has happened.
Trulia doesn't seem to appeal to the luxury second-home buyer. That is my market.
I'd love to have just one legit lead. Perhaps then I would feel what the fellow above me feels. Until then, this is a huge waste of money and time.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 8, 2014
@ Matthew and John. - for real estate above 800 is the aggregate internet site a proper consideration? It seems a poor fit for these owners and buyers who are clearly immune to all marketing except 'influence.'---------- Like both of you, I have discovered Trulia leads are great for those who like chasing vapors or in the hunt for a unicorn. Such leads can be profitable, but not as delivered from aggregate sources. --------yes, the ipad is long gone, but who doesn't want to be part of a thread enduring for 1,339 responses.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 9, 2014
I hate Trulia! They completely over promise and under deliver! They sold me a program whereby I would be getting leads for a specific zip code where the average price is $850,000+. Instead, of tons of quality leads, I got only a half dozen leads from other zip codes and buyers looking at $150,000 condos. Two of whom were unqualified for that price.

After several months of this bad experiment, when I called to cancel, they continued to bill me for several more months. As if that wasn't bad enough, after 6 months, they had the nerve to "auto-renew" me and billed me for another 4 months! After numerous telephone calls with their various reps and managers, I got nowhere.

Now, I've lodged complaints with several real estate related entities and the Better Business Bureau has a full investigation underway. As agents, we work too hard for our incomes, and if we don't perform - guess what -we don't get paid. It shouldn't be any different for Trulia.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 8, 2014
Auto-billing. For too many companies. THAT is the business plan.
Flag Sun Feb 9, 2014
Trulia is hands down the best real estate website out there! As a new nationwide agent referral company we are able to contact other agents in any city in America very easily to build our agent network. The amount of home buyer leads we get from Trulia is second to none! Thanks Trulia for having such an amazing website for real estate pros and homebuyers to get together!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 12, 2013
yes, Truilia who won the mini ipad????????
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 3, 2013
Any winner??? I don't see anything posted regarding a winner... TRULIA!!! Let us know! Thanks again!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 1, 2013
Does anyone notice, or care, that the contest is over?

On that note, I am going to "unfollow" this question and leave the lovefest behind me!

:)
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 19, 2013
Like you, Debra- I noticed that on February 18th! The contest, as per reading the official rules - was over the day before!
Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013
LOL funny Lovefest LOL http://www.Homes-for-sale-in-Huntsville-AL.Com
Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013
I LOVE Trulia because great ROI is better than great chocolate - and that says a lot! Thanks Trulia!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 17, 2013
I love Trulia because: I'm an old school realtor who refused for a while to get in touch with new technology. Well, once I became involved with the internet and especially Trulia, I found out what a valuable marketing source it is. in addition, Trulia has become a household name for todays consumers. The site is user friendly and easy to navigate. There are excellent weekly reports and feedback available to all members. I am amazed at the quality of material included in the statistics and market trends. Today's consumer is familiar with the site and it is easy to navigate. There are excellent Blogs and I personally like the site better than Realtor.com. I am very pleased and thoroughly surprised at how consumer savy the Trulia website is. In essence, Trulia is a one-stop-shop providing excellent access to all the information that even the most frugle consumer would desire.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 15, 2013
I love Trulia because I can receive leads, check in and view property all from my phone. I also like the ability to answer questions for potential buyers and seller. Trulia also helps me keep up with everything on the market and how buyers and sellers view the market. Trulia is an amazing resource.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 15, 2013
I love Trulia because they are real. I have paid a lot of money for other sites where the reps were not as friendly and knowlegable. I like the ease with which our clients can navigate the site.

As a veteran and Icon with 30 years of success under my belt, I not only survived the ups and downs of the Profession but I have seen a lot of online companies come and go. I think Trulia by far exceeds the competition. I am not sure why but the leads are also quality leads . Even if they are not ready to buy or sell they are hungry for information.

That is where I come in. As a Director of Education and past manager , I love to educate the client and appreciate in their delight as I do so.

Thank you Trulia.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 14, 2013
I love the "quality" leads. Not a lot of bogus leads like other sites.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 14, 2013
See, here's how it is, see? I love Trulia and Trulia loves me.

Yeah, I got other loves in my life, see . . . but not true as Trulia. I mean, how many loves have hooked me up with this many customers? You guessed it. None I tell you. I tell you none! How many loves ask me questions and offer me an iPad if my answer is kinda' okay? How about none again. Well, as usual, I said too much again. These dark and rainy nights must be gettin' to me, see?

Get this, see? Me and Truila? Yeah, the rumors you're hearin' are true. We're an item. We got a special kinda' love.

Happy V-Day sweetheart.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 14, 2013
I love Trulia because of the amount of leads it generates!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 14, 2013
I love the trulia app on my iphone when I'm having a coffee in the morning and can scan my whole town aerial view to see all the homes for sale, new homes, etc. It's so addicting!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 14, 2013
I love Trulia.com because you do NOT have a zestimate!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 14, 2013
I love Trulia because the site is so user friendly, when I decide to open house for one of my listing I am able to post it so quickly on Trulia and immediately add it to my Facebook business page, this is a quick and easy way to get the word out. I always have someone come into my open house and say I saw it posted on ...............facebook or Trulia - This is why I love Trulia!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 10, 2014
This is such an old post.
posted a year ago .....trulia why don't you close this post...no one wins anything anyway
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 9, 2014
Having built my business on the Internet and having experience with no less than ten similar sites, I have found that the leads from Trulia are of a consistently higher quality than from similar sites. I still use half a dozen other similar sites for lead generation, but Trulia provides the best ROI year after year.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 9, 2014
@ Matthew and John. - for real estate above 800 is the aggregate internet site a proper consideration. It seems a poor fit for these owners and buyers who are clearly immune to all marketing except 'influence.' Like both of you, Trulia leads are great for those who like chasing vapors or in the hunt for a unicorn. Such leads can be profitable, but not as delivered from aggregate sources.
--------yes, the ipad is long gone, but who doesn't want to be part of a thread enduring for 1,339 responses.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 9, 2014
I love Trulia because it bring me buyer's.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 8, 2014
Trulia is hands-down the best value for my money. I am on other national websites and there is no comparison! It is user friendly, agent friendly, rarely do I encounter an issue with accuracy, entering information and the leads are stronger. I can't wait for my "other" contracts to be over with their competition so I may put more advertising dollars into Trulia.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 8, 2014
I not only think Trulia has a website designed better, but the amount of information that is available for Agents, Buyers and Sellers is phenomenal.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 8, 2014
I love Trulia because it brings me business.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 30, 2013
I love working with the desktop and mobile platforms for quick information and as a client information tool. It is an excellent augmentation of the tools I place in my clients' hands to help me quickly narrow their property searches, and to hop my sellers see what it takes to successfully sell a home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 30, 2013
I love trulia, because it brings me buyers and I get to meet new people everyday and help them achieve their dream of owning a home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 29, 2013
do you realize the contest was over almost a YEAR ago?
Flag Sun Dec 29, 2013
Trulia cannotes a reliable source of homes for sale.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 29, 2013
I love Trulia, because it's a place where we can answer questions, give advice and buyers and sellers can see agent testimonials and a bit of their selling record.

Trulia is a great place for buyers and sellers to start the process if they otherwise don't know of a professional to hire.

There are great tips, blogs and pointers on Trulia. I have received leads because of my profile and questions answered. People like going to a place they can trust to get the help they need!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 29, 2013
Makes it easy in browsing homes :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 29, 2013
It gives my listings an additional exposure. Thank you, Trulia!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 24, 2013
I DO love Trulia! There has been an increase in leads coming to me this year, as a direct result of marketing online with Trulia. I respond quickly to all of my clients and leads, but I have a special joy in seeing the Trulia leads, since I paid to make those increase. And so far, I have several of these leads in contract or closed, attesting to the quality.

Thank you!

Kat Tyree, Associate Broker
Tierra Antigua Realty
TucsonKat@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 24, 2013
I love Trulia because it is easy to navigate, information is up to date, and the forums make it easy, fun and fast for when I want to connect with others.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 13, 2013
I love Trulia b/c when my apt ads sync to Trulia, I simply get great clients from it! Thanks, Trulia!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 13, 2013
Trulia provides assistance for clients and learning opportunities for Realtors!!

Nakia Woodson
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 13, 2013
I love Trulia for many reasons but especially because it is so popular among home buyers. I received a lead this past summer from a client that was looking to buy a home and had been working with an agent that was providing substandard service. "Keith" contacted me as a result of all my positive recommendations and his trust in Trulia. As a result, I was able to find "Keith" the perfect home and am lucky to have found a client for life! This Trulia lead is a perfect example of what makes Trulia special. Consumers love it, trust it! Realtors can showcase their experience, talents, and client testimonials! It's the perfect symbiotic relationship!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 13, 2013
I LOVE Trulia and its partnership with Tourfactory!! Trulia is the best source for buyers and the following is a testament to the power of Trulia's reach. I've referred buyers to Trulia for years but now have a terrific seller success story.

I put together my Tourfactory virtual tour this past weekend. I activated it even though the listing wasn't going into the MLS for a few days. No big deals I thought. I had two Brokers call because they couldn't find it in the MLS and had two showings on Monday and 3 additional inquiries since then. The 2nd buyers made an offer on Tuesday and I just got the final paperwork signed...it's only Thursday! Now to turn the other callers into buyers! ps...the average days on market in this community are over 60 days.

Thank you Trulia!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 12, 2013
I love the blogs and tips! I use them frequently with my team!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 12, 2013
I love the blogs and tips! I use them frequently with my team!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 12, 2013
I love Trulia because it is the first marketing system that I have subscribed to that has given me fantastic results! I have subscribed to many others and got little or nothing! If I get fantastic results, my clients get fantastic results! Trulia is the best!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 12, 2013
I enjoy using Trulia because this site has credibility with the consumer. Trulia was established by experts for experts.

I know when I receive a Trulia Lead this consumer is well versed in real estate and is not looking for something to do but rather something to BUY!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 12, 2013
this should be in the blog section of trulia and not in the question and answer section. Please move it over. This section here is for the buying and selling public, not for other Agents input and opinions to be shared with each other.


Sincerely yours & a Great Day to YOU
Edith YourRealtor4Life
@Properties – 30 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, Il. 60093
EdithSellsHomes@gmail.com WEB: http://tinyurl.com/YourRealtor4LIfe
City of Chicago,N&NW suburbs; also W&SW subs – NORTH SHORES Fine Homes
Worldwide Services French, German, Spanish and more
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 12, 2013
I Love TRULIA, because, When I need to see what a house is worth, where do I go..TRULIA, When I need to find an agent in an area I am out of where do I go..TRULIA, for all my real estate needs, where do I go...TRULIA.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 12, 2013
I love Trulia because it helps so many people finds homes and great agents that care about providing excellent service with current market data. Trulia brings people together to find the perfect home with current reliable information.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 12, 2013
LOVE LOVE LOVE TRULIA!!
I have expanded my market, and get leads virtually every day. I have attained VIP status easily, and my clients have logged in to recommend me. This helps alot. Thanks David Crabbe from Trulia for all your assistance!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 12, 2013
To see you smile, I can color the sky of another color.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 12, 2013
Pra te ver sorrir, eu posso colorir o céu de outra cor.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 12, 2013
GOOD SERVICE AND PLEASANT PERSONAL ...HENA BROKER
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 11, 2013
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