I've just searched through my area on the Truila Mobile site and using the Trulia app (not the agent app) and did not see any banner ads
As to that ads that show on the right side of the page, here is a tip to increase your click-through rate. It takes a little work though:
1) Create a Video Tour of one of your listings - this takes the most time. Make sure it's a REAL video tour too...not some canned one from some virtual tour company either. Create something high quality with your own iPhone or Android talking about what you love about the house. You can do this by yourself with you out of the frame but if you can get someone in your family to take clips of you talking about the various rooms, that's better because it gets you in front of the viewer to breed familiarity.
Create a page on your website or blog and embed the video. You should have some type of email opt-in box or some way for them to respond on this page.
2) Create a free account at http://StupeFlix.com/
3) Using the "Blueprint" theme, upload a bunch of INTERIOR photos of the listing you just made the video of.
4) Produce and Play - Produce the video with StupeFlix and when it's done cooking hit the play button.
5) Screencap - the video using a tool like Snagit. Hold down the SHIFT button when you go to snap the image and it will lock it so that whatever you select comes out as a square. Pause the video where you think the BEST interior shot produced by Stupeflix shows up. Edit the picture with Snagit so that it is 300x250
Here is an example of what the initial picture should look like: https://imageshack.com/i/2hcqw9j
6) Edit the Image - you want to apply a video play button overlay to the image. This is really easy to do. Just google, "how to add a video play button to an image" and you'll get tons of tutorials.
Here is an example of what the ad picture should look like when done: https://imageshack.com/i/manxwsj
7) Contact Your Ad Rep - get them the image and tell them you want it to be linked to the page on your site where you embeded the video and it can be played.
Here's what happens:
Truila visitor starts looking at homes in their area. They see the INTERIOR photo with a little play button on the right instead of just some branding ad of your face. They click on the ad trying to get the video to play. They are taken to your site and can play the video of YOUR listing. It wasn't of the home that they were looking at on Trulia, but if YOU are in the video it gives you a quick chance to communicate your message. If you're good, you can get them to op-in to your email list so you can communicate with them in the future.... more
I can do a loan with 20% down, ONE DAY after a short sale or foreclosure with reasonable rates.
I am not sure if this helps you Reuben. If you would like to talk some more about this product and our company, which is based in southern California, I would be happy to chat. In case you are looking for a way into this market.
I am getting phone calls from folks mostly down in southern California. I would save I average 1 call a week inquiring about purchasing after a short sale or foreclosure. It seems like most folks have a year of seasoning under their belt but still have to wait if they want to go Fannie or Freddie.... more
I own 100% of the advertising on Trulia for the zip code 90006 so I am pretty sure I can help. What did you need? If your question was, "What is Jason Galardi's average time to sell a home," well the answer is 46 days! hahaah... more
You will have to go out and interview Brokers with a list of questions. Do not go without the list, because you might not get all the essential questions answered.
You need to know:
1. What training is available?
2. Is a mentor provided?
3. What does the company do to help the agents obtain clients?( Open House, advertising, floor time?)
Some brokers do a lot..other do nothing..it really makes a difference!
4. Commissions, and splits
5. Other expenses (E&O, business cards, letterhead, franchise fees?)
6. Requirements (meetings, production, training?)
7. Some brokers like to see the agents in the office, others feel if you are out..you are working...find out what the office policy is.... more
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