Trulia vs. Zillow

Asked by Christina Meyer, Lawrenceville, GA Thu Dec 6, 2012

Why do you choose to blog and read blogs on Trulia vs. Zillow? Or do you use both?

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Lee Taylor, Agent, Decatur, GA
Thu Dec 6, 2012
Trulia has owned me since late 2007 - they are graphically ahead by leaps and bounds over Zillow and I love cool websites. Trulia's heat maps and the other trend graphics are superior stuff.

Because of my close association with Trulia, I look even cooler than I already am when I tip people off to the value of Trulia.

Trulia Voices is the main glue here for me and I have answered like 1400 + questions about all kinds of real estate topics.

The way that I see it, being able to field interesting questions as well as ridiculous questions is simply fun, and it's a steady platform for spreading the good word about who you are and how you can help people with their real estate needs. Trulia Voices is very educational for all of the Voices, and for the consumer it's a proactive goldmine.

I don't ever spend time on Zillow. They have a numbers game sales organization that pounds the phones everyday and I'm sure that their eyeball value proposition is a good one for certain agents.

As for me, I feel like I got here early on Trulia and "I'll stick around"...

Gary Keller is finishing his next best seller - it's entitled "One" and he'll debut it in February.

It's about mastering one thing.

In my case, when it comes to real estate social media, I am mastering one thing - Trulia - Trulia Voices Q&A in particular.

Trulia Voices is a superior "haven't met" platform for interaction with consumers who are buying and selling right now, or in the future. In the future, I don't see how I'll ever have time to go out of my way to look at Zillow and build a vested social interest there...
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Hank Miller, Agent, Alpharetta, GA
Thu Dec 6, 2012
Both have pluses, I receive significant action off both and have closed many sales off each over the years.

Trulia -

- much much better with this Q&A
- used to be much better with the blogs - something changed about a year ago and traffic/activity has diminished
- probably a little easier for consumers to use
- good data, maps and "fun" stuff that can be used for clients

Zillow -

- much more public recognition
- added agent sites based on Word Press - outstanding as an additional site
- I advertise in a few select zips and get a steady stream of client activity

Both stink with explaining pricing. Zillow says it's based on area traffic and price, Truilia really can't explain their pricing. I've been with Trulia about as long as Lee, active with Zillow about two years.

I'll stay with both, won't even sniff

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Jeff Jackson, Agent, Atlanta, GA
Thu Dec 6, 2012
I choose to use Trulia over Zillow based on customer feedback. In my opinion, I believe the information is more accurate on Trulia. I know many agents in the Atlanta area that use Trulia as the best way way to reach potential customers through the web. As far as finding out property information, the best way to gain the most accurate information is through an agent which has access to the multiple listing service. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or I can help with your search.

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Jeff Jackson
Prudential Georgia Realty
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Isabel Elses…, Agent, Alpharetta, GA
Thu Dec 6, 2012
Trulia is a better site overall.
Zillow is just okay in my opinion.
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