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Richard Diam…, Real Estate Pro in 92692

why is my home not on trulia, when it is on Norcal MLS , and others?

Asked by Richard Diamond, 92692 Sat Jul 5, 2008

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Hi Richard,

Why indeed is your home not listed on Trulia?

The fact is anyone choosing to sell their home needs to be working with a Real Estate Agent that understands today's market and where the buyers are looking. The days are gone when all the information about homes for sale was in the hands of brokers or listed in the newspapers.

Today, smart home seekers are getting online and becoming extremely knowledgeable about the inventory, about the prices, the schools and proximity to shopping. They learn about the commute times to work and what type of public transportation is available if the need arises.

An agent like myself is aware of the changes and takes all steps necessary to be ahead of the curve. Trulia and many other websites such as NY Times.com, Yahoo-Real Estate, REALTOR.com and even the Wall Street Journal online are essential to a modern marketing plan. When I list a home for sale, it not only goes on the MLS but It is placed on over 30 websites within hours of becoming active on the MLS.

Remember, maximum exposure helps to ensure a quicker sale. Don't you deserve to be with an agent that is willing to invest in you?
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 5, 2008
Trulia in not feed by a MLS system it is listing agents or property owners who post here.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 5, 2008
It all depends where you live. The Norcal Mls has recently gone into affiliation with Trulia in August so the internet listings in NorcalMls are now in Trulia. Check again. Gwen Farrell, Broker Associate, The Samson Group Inc. Santa Rosa, Ca.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 9, 2013
Talk with your listing agent and have them expidite the problem....they should be able to resolve the issue.

Good luck,
The "Eckler Team"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 6, 2008
Hi Richard,

Trulia as with a lot of search engines are not linked to MLS directly so they need to be uploaded by your Realtor. It is fairly simple and should only take a few minutes. I'm sure your agent will be happy to do it. With so many internet feeds these days, it can be easy to forget sometimes to post to all of them.

Good Luck with your sale.


Kenneth Schrier
Kenneth Schrier Real Estate Group
CPS Property Advocates
Web Reference: http://www.kenschrier.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 5, 2008
Jed is right. Even if your brokerage feeds to Trulia automatically, it may take a day or two to show up - depending on when your brokerage run the job for the feed. So you may want to check back a day or two later.

However, if you check with your agent, and the brokerage is not doing that currently, you can ask your agent to submit the listing manually via Trulia.

Good luck,
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Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Novato, CA
Trulia gets it's feeds from brokerages not the MLS. Your agent will have to put it in if the brokerage they work for doesn't feed to Trulia.
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Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
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