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Mrigoletti45…, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Tue Sep 13, 2016
Mrigoletti4595 asked:
More so, why I am given the same email about a property that does not fit into any of my search criteria settings, which has gone off the market at least 7 times according to received emails…
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Zach F., Renter in San Francisco, CA
Tue May 24, 2016
Zach F. answered:
Unfortunately, Trulia is just a monetized marketplace for buyers and agents to meet. To my knowledge, Trulia doesn't run any partnership programs from inbound leads.

There are a lot of companies that run partnership programs for real estate holding companies. If I remember correctly, there's one based in SF who operates nationally.

Check it out:
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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Mon Feb 1, 2016
Ryan Rudnick answered:
I'd suggest you get in touch with a real estate attorney who can talk you through the process, if it's something thats available to you in your specific building. I realize this post is almost a year old, but if you still are interested and need referrals for an attorney, I'd be happy to help with that. Best of luck! ... more
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Joanne Nino…, Home Buyer in Kings Beach, CA
Thu May 14, 2015
Joanne Nino MD asked:
How do I just put my FIRST name and cancel out my last name. If you can cancel it I can rewrite it. Thanks
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Dianne Weber, Renter in 20707
Mon Mar 23, 2015
Dianne Weber answered:
BEWARE OF A SCAM THAT IS HAPPENING: There is a scam going on with the property address: 15500 Bond Mill Road, Laurel, MD 20707 that everyone should be aware of. There is a guy who claims to own the house and says he had to move to Kansas for a job transfer and he is willing to rent the house for $1,000 a month. This is all false information. He doesn't own the house and is only trying to get people to send him $1,000 to hold the house until they are ready to rent. ... more
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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Tue Feb 24, 2015
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Hi Avra - I'd be happy to provide you with comps for median sales prices by neighborhood over the years. Y ou might be able to find this on Trulia or other similar sites as well. Let me know if you want any more information. Are you looking to find market value of a specific property? I can do that as well.

Good Luck!
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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Tue Feb 24, 2015
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Trulia isn't always up to date. They may have pulled this information from an old listing or it may have been uploaded by an individual by mistake. I'd suggest contacting Trulia directly to make any necessary changes.

Good luck!
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S Bell, Renter in Lewisville, TX
Thu Jun 20, 2013
S Bell answered:
I've had a few "realtors" also send me the exact same email for multiple properties (Hello, I'm currently on a project in Africa/Phillipines and am looking for someone to rent my place and treat it as their own. Keep it clean.... As soon as we reach an agreement, I'll have DHL send the keys and lease contract to you...). Also sounds a bit sketchy to me. ... more
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sheilacreek, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA
Sun Apr 14, 2013
sheilacreek answered:
i sent my new email and did not get a new respond
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The Tracy Ti…, Real Estate Pro in Conway, AR
Tue Oct 2, 2012
The Tracy Tidwell Team answered:
It could be that the agents in the area are not checking into the website and seeing your questions. Would like help in finding a professional to assist you in your area?
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Cindy Davis, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Thu May 17, 2012
Cindy Davis answered:
Websites are just websites. Each has their pluses and minuses. What you are referring to are dishonest and unethical behavior by individuals.

Although the real estate industry has its share of 'crap,' I would say that as with any field, not very one is dishonest.

I agree that the best way to go is hire yourself a buyer's agent and stick to MLS-based websites.
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Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in Aventura, FL
Thu Apr 19, 2012
Irina Karan answered:
If that's about putting a house for sale by owner - Trulia recently responded that they don't do it.
If you have an agent, you can get this done through your agent.

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Emily Erekuff, Home Owner in Menifee, CA
Wed Jul 6, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Leopold,

The listing in question that I removed was located in San Francisco.

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Emily Erekuff, Home Owner in Menifee, CA
Wed Jul 6, 2011
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Ron,

You've received some great answers below. I concur with everyone that you should never exchange funds with anyone without first seeing a property in person and meeting the landlord or apartment manager, and if you are being asked to do so, you are likely encountering a scam.

I was able to find 485 B Potrero and 612 Van Ness, and I've blocked those properties from our site and we will investigate who submitted these listings to us.

If you or anyone else believes that they've encountered a scam listing on our site, please use the "Report an error" button on the property page to alert us about this, or email our Customer Service team directly via the link below.

Thank you,

Emily Erekuff
Community Moderator
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John Arendsen, Real Estate Pro in Leucadia, CA
Wed Jul 6, 2011
John Arendsen answered:
I agree with several other RE professionals about the aging of some of the Q/A's. Many should be deleted. However, I don't believe that an agent responding to a Question outside his/her geographical sphere of influence is a bad thing in any way whatsoever. In many instances I go out of my way to respond to questions just to offer up a completely unbiased non self-serving answer or opinion.

I believe that this should be an open and objective forum for professionals, investors, buyers and sellers alike to seek objective and intelligent information and feedback from. I've often answered questions all over the country if I felt I could offer up something that could be of use to the person asking the question.
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Oggi Kashi, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Thu Jun 16, 2011
Oggi Kashi answered:
Renter Beware,

Whether you are looking in the newspaper, Trulia, Zillow, Craigs List or any other such sites, you must verify the information and legitimacy of any rental offering. I wouldn't make any deposits until I was sure.

Oggi Kashi
Paragon Real Estate Group
CA DRE 01844627
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Charlie Whee…, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Fri Oct 1, 2010
Charlie Wheeler answered:
Hi Donna,

You can request to have your property's information removed from Trulia by contacting customer support.


Charlie Wheeler
Account Manager | Trulia
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Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Tue Sep 14, 2010
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Top right of your screen --- see My Trulia
Scroll down to My Voices Activity
Click on that to see your total points, how much you earned per activity

Good luck!
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