Does Trulia research and list ALL properties that are for sale?

Asked by Michael, Brooklyn, NY Fri Jul 13, 2007

I'm confused. Is this just a paid ad site? or does it offer the public a service of showing everything for sale?

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Pierre Calza…, Other Pro,
Fri Jul 13, 2007
That is a great question. It is free for brokers to include their inventory on our site. Therefore we display most of the inventory in many markets. For example in Brooklyn we work with every C21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Sotheby's broker, as well as Independent firms like Community Homes sales, Aguayo & Huebener, Fillmore Real Estate (Brooklyn's largest Broker), Brenton Realty, Prudential Dougals Elliman and more.

Any broker who does not appear on here just needs to submit their site to be indexed, for free by us and we will include them. Therefore since the barrier to enter is so low, we do have most of the market in one easy to find place. As time goes by more and more brokers join our results, so you can expect more names you know to be joining us soon. If not just let them know that it is free to be included in Trulia results.

The link below explains how we work with brokers across the country.

So we are NOT just a paid ad site, and we are definitely providing great tools for real estate consumers to find relevant local real estate information. Including past sales history, and active for sale listings. Sadly there is no public service that has ALL the listings, especially in NYC where most of the largest brokers are independent and not even in an MLS - go figure! :) But we're pretty close...
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tealla1, , Brooklyn, NY
Mon Apr 29, 2013
29 lefferts place is a complete shell it was burnt out a couple years ago did ur site check it out not worth da price only da roof and doors
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LoveTheSun, , Los Angeles, CA
Fri Jul 13, 2007
I had the same thought when I first came here but as it turns out it's a free for consumers service, as well as for the industry. Trulia does not charge for listing properties on the site. Brokers and agents submit information about properties to Trulia, and then this information is pushed on the site for home buyers/sellers to see. I believe the data is updated every 48 hours, at the latest, but don't quote me on that one. Trulia seems to make money by enabling the industry to feature properties - kind of like google where there are ads on the right side of the page.
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Gail Rutkows…, Agent, Madison, WI
Fri Jul 13, 2007
Yes, any broker can have their listings on Trulia as the previous Pro explained.

There is a great resource for all listings on any MLS in the nation, and that is the Century 21 website listed as a reference. All listings, not just Century 21 listings are available for searches around the country. So you can be relocating across country, and have a resource to the Multiple Listing Services on the other side of the nation at your finger tips! You can also set yourself up to receive notices of listings as they come on the market, too.
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