By the way I have repeatedly seen the same names of VIP's in the sidebox of (4) members. Do think it is time that all VIP's are represented(been "broke" for months??)
I'm afraid I don't. Our product team is aware of this pain point, however they have a lot of features currently teed up for development and will need more time to slot a change like this into their current road map. Though this might seem like an easy fix on the engineering side, it's actually not a trivial update for us to make.
Thank you for your patience in the meantime.
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Please keep in mind that if you have signed into Trulia with Facebook, Find a Pro will now show you results based on recommendations given to professionals from those in your social network. This means that everyone sees a different set of results, and when I search in Fairfax, you are the first result I see. If you want to verify this, try performing a search when you're not logged into your account.
You can also learn more about Social Search and it's benefits if you access the link below.
I hope this helps, but I'm more than happy to answer other questions or hear more of your feedback.
You can't search by state, apparently. Plug in "Virginia" and it demands a town or Zip code. My office is in Burke; my home is in Fairfax. If I search either one, I can't find myself. Even if I put in something where I should be ranked fairly high (Best Answers or Helpful Answers, for instance), I don't appear. The only way I can force myself to appear is by searching by last name.
The category "All Real Estate Professionals" includes everyone and it's so broad. When potential clients are seeking representation, the first thought for most is people is "I need an Agent". That's how they would most likely begin their search. As a broker, who is also an agent, I would be omitted from the results when most people just search under the agent category. That's why I changed my status.
The broker or agent labels are readily visible for the user if it make a difference in who they will choose to contact. In order to correct this, a better way to proceed might be to add a 3rd option in the "Pro Type" drop down menu under our Profile Personal Information:
- Broker (brokers who don't work as agent)
- Broker & Agent (professionals like me)
This way users are presented with all available agents in their area. Wouldn't this serve them better? I hope I was able to clarify our concerns. Please feel free to contact me by phone to discuss this further. Thank you so much for looking into this.
Thank you for your post. I'm afraid however that I'm not clear about the problem. Find a Pro results show "All Real Estate Professionals" unless you use the dropdown menu to select a specific professional type from among many choices including agents, brokers, mortgage lenders, appraisers, property managers, stagers, etc.
Are you not finding brokers listed when the results show "All Real Estate Professionals" or do you believe that brokers should be included in the list when someone elects to filter the list to show agents?
If you could clarify your concern, I would really appreciate it.
- Allan, the Facebook recommendation system is another issue but it does needs improvement. I just closed on a property in Sausalito with a new client who found me on Trulia. When she wanted to post a recommendation, she was turned off by Turlia's Facebook requirement. She instead posted reviews for me on Zillow and Yelp. I am sure Trulia must be paying a huge fee to link up with fb however, this fb-only requirement is not providing a complete service for the members. There should be a secondary method for posting recommendations.