The listings featured on Trulia have been extracted from indexed broker/agent web pages. We do not obtain listing data from the MLS.
Please pass the information below to your realtor so he or she can submit your listing to the Trulia search engine:
There are two ways to get your listings on Trulia. The most reliable method is to prepare and submit a listings data feed of your own listings - your web host may be able to help you do this. Alternatively, if you can not prepare a data feed, you can submit your web site address for crawling by the Trulia search engine.
Please access the link below to review your options and please feel free to contact us with any further questions.
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Here are a couple of MLS basics that might help. I realize that sometimes it's all Greek...to me too!
1. The listing is actually with the BROKER, the Realtor with whom you signed the listing agreement is an agent for the broker...and an agent for you.
2. Brokers have the ultimate control of the listing. Brokers are members of associations, and those associations have multiple listing services. The broker decides what other online site are fed the listings.
One of the issues that is this: If a broker uploads his listings to Realtor.com, realtor.com then sells leads (inquiries about the listings) to third parties (such as servicemagic.com). Servicemagic.com sells the leads to the realtors for $300 for ten leads. So the realtors in a sense buying their own leads.
Some brokers and Realtors object to this, so some brokers and their associations are being selective about where to upload their listings.
Example. Keller Williams, my company, opted to have our own MLS. Our listings are uploaded to Trulai automatically, and Googlebase. If a broker does not want their listings uploaded to a particular online aggregator of listings, it won't be there.
Talk with your Realtor. There is a learning curve to all this. Just remember that 90% of the time, the buyer that purchases your home was brought by an agent...so marketing to agents, although not as noticeable to the public, is very important to selling homes.
Listings do not automatically show up in Trulia as a result from being in your local MLS. Your Broker must submit it to Trulia. Your Broker has a few options available on how to do that, and those instructions are found on the Trulia site. Contact your Realtor and review what was included in your marketing plan, and discuss with him/her the possibility of adding your property to Trulia. The options of where to post avaialbe properties is growing, so by all means, discuss this with your agent as it pertains to the marketing program presented and entered into for your property.