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Laura Grace, Real Estate Pro in Pittsboro, NC

Whe you use postlets, or a url feed from a personal website, how can they appear in the profile

Asked by Laura Grace, Pittsboro, NC Sun Jun 8, 2008

section under my listings? Only the two, I manually entered show in the profile section.

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Hi Laura:

You need to manually bind your listing to your profile. What you do is to go to find homes, and search for your own listings. Once you find them, you will save the listings to your saved homes. Then you will 'claim' your lising as yours (there is a little link on the listng'. Once you 'claimed' the listing, it will show up under your profile.

You may go to my profie and see the listings I have. Although I do have a problem with one of my listings fed (again) from Postlets, and the thumb nail pitture disappeared - it does not happen with MLS feed, but with the override by my postlet entry.

Hope this answers your question.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 10, 2008
Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin, CA
Hi Laura,

I think Sylvia may have the correct answer to your question. Evidently, it is not something that happens Automatically.

XML Feeds are great if you have a lot of listings. Saves you the trouble of having to add or update them by hand, one at a time. That is how this whole project got started for me. I was approaced by a realtor who was looking for a tool that would send all 2000 listings directly form his database to 20 different web sites. When we couldn't find one, we set out to create it ourselves. A realtor in Raleigh has been working on this with me and so far we have successfuly submitted to Trulia and Google. We are now focusing on adding Zillow and HotPads to the list.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 10, 2008
Hi Graham,
Thank you for responding. This was not exactly the answer, I was looking for, but interesting. My listings do appear, submitted by a URL, and Postlets, but do not show up on my profile. I may look into the xml feed, but was more interested in figuring out why Trulia cannot sort postlets by agent or listings submitted by a URL.
Since you are close by, I may be interested in contacting you about your xml program you have developed that may work for our company site.
Have you worked on other RE sites?
Sample Postlet below!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 10, 2008
Hi Laura,

I am not sure if this is answer you are seeking, but to send a feed from your personal website, you will need to create an XML File and place it somewhere on your web site. The formatting of the file varies from company to company, which means you will have to create a different XML file for Each (ie, zillow, trulia, google, etc). The specs for Trulia can be found at

The specs are very specific, and if you do not meet all the requirements, your listings will not be loaded. This is probably why you are not seeing yours. If you would like me to take a look at your XML Files, I would be happy to do so. I work in IT and am not far from you in Durham.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 9, 2008
Hi Grahan\m i know this is years later but I have been googling my butt off and i cannot find a tutorial to help me do this.

I need to know how to add a postlets OUT xml feed to my website. I have tried the really dumb things like copying and pasting...uploading plugins blah blah. Apparently there are really plugins that once installed will 'parse' the xml files. Not sure if im using the correct terminology. And you have to do is copy/paste the url of the xml fee. In my case it is this:
But when i copy and paste it in a few plugins i get this:

This feed does not validate.
line 22, column 0: Undefined root element: postlets [help]

In addition, interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.
Feeds should not be served with the "text/html" media type [help]

Your feed appears to be encoded as "ISO-8859-1", but your server is reporting "UTF-8" [help]
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