I believe that this should be an open and objective forum for professionals, investors, buyers and sellers alike to seek objective and intelligent information and feedback from. I've often answered questions all over the country if I felt I could offer up something that could be of use to the person asking the question.
However you can put an end to this... you, Lou, can do it.
By asking a question about the local market conditions in SoMa, if you are actually interested that is.
Trulia's business plan origanlly was to aggregate the brokerage's listings and "mash up" maping technology with the listings. Part of the genius was the "Voices" section. It provided constantly current and relevant content which kept the search engines attracted.
Since the financial collapse the quantity of the questions has dropped off significantly on this forum and the heated debates over bubble or no bubble have died.
It is easy for any realtor to give you an update on conditions in SOMA for many years past. Trulia should do some up-dating, but if they do not, a realtor can!
I also think it would be better if only local agents answered the questions in their respective areas instead of agents out of the area or in different States.
Unless it's a common sense question and answer, how can I provide good information to buyer and sellers in N.Y. Miami, or Texas?
Thanks Lou, enjoy the holiday weekend.
There are lots of old questions but many stay relevant and the replies supply a chain of helpful information. What I would like to see changed to improve the system is an expiration date for answering. Sometimes I see people answering a questions which is years old! I believe questions should have a 30-day time period for members to post a reply. Once a question expires, it should remain on the site for people to reference. If the questioner still needs help, they can ask their question again.