79 reponses to date. That's not too bad. Congrats Debra!
Why all the grumbling?
Truila is what Trulia is. You've heard me say this MANY times.
Those who have substituted fiction for fact are being disappointed with the outcome.
Trulia is an advertising platform that sells vapors to gullible agents.
It is the responsibilty of those using Trulia to recognize how Trulia can be used to their benefit. Don't be a gullible agent.
Zlllow and Trulia have assended to prominance on a platform of deception and misdirection.
What is of greater significance is the consumer KNOWS the values are wrong, 30% of the listing are invalid and the Foreclosures are FAKE..because you have been advising the so....RIGHT? (opportuntiy lost 1)
Knowing the values are fake, the lisitng are fake, the foreclosures are fakes, consumers contuine to visit these websites because THEY WANT/EXPECT TO BE LIED TO! Questions are asked solely to align opinions to do whatever they wanted to do anyway. They search homes for sale knowing the good ones are LONG GONE! They want to believe they can consult professionals and sell their home FREE! THose professionals who participate on Trulia need to understand, when citizens need real information the right answer is just a click/call away. (opportunity lost 2)
Why are so many agents expressing concern with anything Trulia does? Do what works for you. If alternate profiles work...go ahead. If collaborating with a pool of paticipants work...do it! If you need to hire someone to blog for you...hire someone who can spell. then do what serves you best. If you can game..the game it. If you choose to stay in the box, don't complain about the size of the box. (opportunity lost 3)
There is a real and valuable dynamic Trulia and Zillow offer that should be the sole objective of those seeking to leverage these platfroms to YOUR greatest potential. Sorry, you can't buy it, You can't subcribe to it. Most will never recognize it. But you see it first hand...every week! (opportunity lost 4)
These who fail to recognize see aggregate websites as a valid place to chase the vapors of buyers and seller. They expect some level of integretity from a system that exhibits no integrity. Why do you complain....you get EXACTLY what they consistantly demonstrate. Let me repeat,,,,,,they consistantly demonstrate agents are gullible and will willingly(saome pay) participate in a platform of deceit in the hopes of a crumb dropping from the table. Without proper 'squeezing' the baby will be thrown out with the bathwater. (Opportunity lost 5)
Nothing Truiia has demonstrated in the past or present suggests there should be any expectation of what some seem to compare to FAIRNESS. That idea evaporated the day you were promoted from the playground days. Use the nature of Trulia to your advantage and treat Trulia with the same integrity with which they treat you. Go have some fun and don't take "Agent Ranking" seriously. Rather than strain at the knats, take a few steps back, try to remember what you read about advertising...and do your very best to connect the dots. You will find in the archives of Debra's writing the benefit that has the greatest potential for your business. It is a potential that you must exploit, the rewards do not march through the door.
Go have some fun.....
...Be controversial (the second meaning)...
...and don't be gullible...
....relax, Trulia won't make or break you.