Dave, Home Seller in 92691

How does my broker submit my house to Trulia?

Asked by Dave, 92691 Wed Oct 3, 2007

I don't think my broker knows what to enter when asked for URL to crawl or data feed? He is a small independent office with a listing on the MSL and Realtor.com. Does he just enter the web address for my MSL listing or Realtor.com listing?

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Hi Dave - your broker can also use http://www.classifiedflyerads.com. Listing flyer ads placed on ClassifiedFlyerAds.com are fed to Trulia and other Real Estate Directories.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 3, 2007
Hi Dave,

Your broker will need a web site of his own that has an independent database that he can upload and post listings to. The web site will also need to have a script installed that pulls the listing data from the database and creates an XML file that he will then need to submit to Trulia. Trulia will access this XML file about every 3 days or so. Alternatively, he can create a static web site with his listings and submit that to be crawled, but this isn't the most efficient nor preferred process.

This may or may not make any sense. I've been a web developer for the past 11 years. I'm a fairly new licensed Realtor, but have been on the technology side of real estate for the past 9 years.

If you have any questions, feel free to email or call me. I can answer any questions you might have about this topic, giving you an outline of what your broker will need to get going online and where to start first.

Dustin Boling
3 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 3, 2007
Dave ... We recommend that you use a Realtor agent or broker for the listing and sale of your home. Be sure and ask whether they indend to write a blog note about the home .. to increase google awareness and search crawling for your home and neighborhood. Trulia is good for an individual posting about your home, a specific property for sale, and it's free and easy to use.

Harrison K. Long, Realtor agent and broker, Coldwell Banker Previews

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 23, 2008
Dave, your broker can manually add the listing to Trulia. It just takes a few minutes and doesn't cost them anything. I highly recommend it! We are seeing showings and offers that are coming in and telling us they saw the house on Trulia.com. And, I just love the interactive features of Trulia.com, where you can get answers to your questions in an open setting from a variety of sources. Trulia requires that we update our listings often, so the homes we are marketing aren't out-of-date.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 31, 2008
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