Is Trulia Pro worth getting for someone new to the field?

Asked by Emily Shepherd, Miami, FL Tue Jun 24, 2014

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Sandra Hazel…, Agent, Philadelphia, PA
Wed Jun 25, 2014
The advice given here is great, I would just add that you should call Trulia directly and find out how saturated your target market is. If you can buy up most of a zip code you will have the ability to dominate that market for trulia users, but if only a small percentage is available you may not get much out of it while spending a bunch of money.

Bottom line: Talk to a rep, I've found they are great at figuring out how to get the most bang for your buck.
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Stephanie Le…, Agent, Miami Lakes, FL
Wed Jun 25, 2014
As a new agent I would recommend you try VIP vs. Pro. VIP does not require a monthly fee and being new you probably don't have any listings that a Pro status is better suited for.

Blogging on Trulia is also a great way to establish yourself as an area expert and is Free and will earn you contributions earning VIP points and get you found on Google.

As a new agent you should try focusing on marketing the area you want to work and establish yourself as the go to person for this area.

If you have enough money in your marketing budget you might want to try an ad on Trulia that will draw in Buyer leads. But be prepare to receive tons of calls from people just window shopping. Have a plan in place to track and manage these leads and sort them so those window shopping you can follow up with.
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Akil Walker, Agent, Upper Marlboro, MD
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Hello Emily,


It depends on your budget and what you are looking to accomplish. Obviously, we are all are looking for new business how we obtain it and cost is the key.

I would suggest you navigate Trulia and talk to representatives to see if it is you.

Best of Luck
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Jeff and Kaye…, Agent, Colorado Springs, CO
Thu Jun 26, 2014
I think the best advice here is to check your area. Some areas are so saturated with pro's that it really doesn't set you apart. For most agents we do not have an unlimited budget and as a new agent you may have the time to work on your VIP status.
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Hank Wilson, Agent, Bowling Green, KY
Wed Jun 25, 2014
So far for me, I have not got a single lead from being a "Pro". I have a listing featured, but there are so many in my area that are also featured that I am often still buried down 15 pages of listings. It looks nice, but in the short amount of time i've had it, my profile views have gone down. Blogging here will get you more page views and potentially better leads.
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Yanoska Diaz, Agent, Miami, FL
Wed Jun 25, 2014
If she is new to the field she is really not looking to have her listing featured, she is certainly looking for listings.

Sellers leads is not something Trulia is very good in producing Pro or not. Buyer's leads many, if you'd like to pursue. Be ready for a rain of phone calls or should I say "snow"
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Charlotte Tu…, Agent, Williamsburg, VA
Wed Jun 25, 2014
It really depends on your area. It's always worthwhile asking top producing agents in your area (or just looking them up on Trulia and seeing who has the PRO badge).
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Brian Kurtz, Agent, Dearborn, MI
Wed Jun 25, 2014
When you sign up to have your listings featured here on Trulia, you get the Pro badge. For that reason I would give serious consideration to using it. It's rather inexpensive all-in-all.

I won't be paying for the internet leads anytime soon though.
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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Emily,
Have your broker share with you the names of the top producing agents in your office and in your real estate market.

Do any of these agents have a PRO badge on Trulia?
Do they even spend time on Trulia?

That should be all the validation you need.
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Jose Zapata, Agent, Celebration, FL
Tue Jun 24, 2014
It works well for me so far been able to get a reasonable amount of leads.
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