I JUST BECAME A TRULIA PRO...

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Infinity

I just became a Trulia Pro.                  

It feels good.  My original commitment is fairly small, and for extra exposure to myself, my services and my listings...

It seems like a potentially great investment.

Trulia is the fastest growing real estate website.  They currently have over 5 million users.  If you are considering buying, selling, or are an agent that wants to learn more, you should check out the site.

They offer a free profile for real estate agents as well as an upgraded account called Trulia Pro.

There are two main benefits of becoming a Trulia Pro over the free Trulia profile:

FEATURED LISTINGS:  All of my listings are now "featured" on the Trulia search pages.  Featured status generates 4-7 times more traffic to my listings.  More traffic equals more exposure for my listings and more leads for me.

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT ADS:  Trulia creates a "spotlight" ad for the agent.  This ad is placed conveniently on the side of the search pages for my covered areas.  For example, someone searching for a home in Naperville may see my ad on the side of the search page.  The ad is complete with links to my website, tag lines, and my smiling picture... 

                                                        Ken's Head Shot

Trulia also offers two payment options.  A month to month for $39/month.  The other has a year committment for $29/month.  Anyway, I signed up for a month to month plan.  I am looking at this as a test drive...

Ohh.  That reminds me.  An awesome feature of Trulia is that they will send you and your clients free "traffic" reports.  They look quite nice, your sellers love them, and will let me see the impact of becoming a Trulia Pro!

Trulia also offers all Keller Williams agents a free month trial.  With that in mind, and fresh off an important closing, I thought it was a good time to make an investment in my business.

I just became a Trulia Pro.  If you are a fellow agent and have any experiences with Trulia or Trulia Pro, I would love to hear them.

Ken

To find a home in Naperville or anywhere in Chicagoland, go to my website anytime.

 

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Rainer
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Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

I use Trulia often to go on and answer some questions and post a few blogs here and there. Let me know how going pro works out.

Jun 14, 2009 05:57 AM #1
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Laura.  I will.

Thanks for stopping in,

Ken

Jun 14, 2009 08:55 AM #2
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Rudy Bachraty
Director, Communications & Partner Strategies, WellcomeMat - Fort Collins, CO

Hi Ken!

Happy to see you've become a Trulia Pro!

Please take a look at my Trulia Pro post highlighting some additional tips and strategies on how to best use Trulia Pro.

Best,

Rudy

Social Media Guru at Trulia.com

 

Jun 14, 2009 12:43 PM #3
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Best of luck with your test drive Ken, I have been considering doing the same my friend so keep us updated.

Jun 14, 2009 01:04 PM #4
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Rudy and JL.  Thanks for reading.

JL, I will keep everyone updated.

Rudy, I will definitely check out the post.

Thanks for stopping by,

Ken

Jun 14, 2009 01:44 PM #5
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Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Ken... JL beat me to it... I have been thinking about it too, so definitely keep me in the loop... I'll be curious to see how that works for you.

Jun 14, 2009 07:01 PM #6
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Vanna Siackhasone
Real Estate Brokers of Alaska 907-720-4663 - Anchorage, AK
Anchorage Real Estate 907-720-4663

Ken, Let me know how it works out for you. I've been thinking of doing this also. I guess I'm still sitting on the fence.

Jun 29, 2009 07:34 PM #7
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Lina Robertson
RE/MAX Solutions and RE/MAX House of Brokers - Springfield, MO
REALTOR® Serving Springfield, Nixa and Ozark, MO

I am a Trulia Pro as well.  One thing that has frustrated me is that after I load my listings, other agent "feeds" tend to trump my own listing site.  How do you keep the listing website from changing once it's entered?  Have you had problems with this as well?

Aug 08, 2009 03:02 PM #8
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Steve, Vanna, and Lina.  Thanks for stopping in and look forward to posting some results...

Lina, I haven't gotten this far yet.  Just working my way through it.

Thanks again,

Ken

Aug 10, 2009 04:06 AM #9
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Karen Ann Martin
Safe Harbor Realty - Westport, MA
Realtor Fall River Westport MA Real Estate Agent

Hi Ken  I have been considering the Trulia Pro 

 Are you still using it ?

 Do you contribute any sales directly to it ?

 thanks

Jan 11, 2010 12:35 AM #10
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Karen.  Temporary budget constraints have caused me to stop.

I will start it up again with my next closing...

No sales directly to it.  But I still like it.  Easy marketing.

I like marketing!

:)

Good luck,

Ken

Jan 11, 2010 07:47 AM #11
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Karen.  I became a Trulia Pro again this week.  I got my first lead yesterday.

Had the listing appointment this morning...

:)

Ken

Jan 23, 2010 04:23 AM #12
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Jody Keating
Jody Keating Connective Realty,LLC, Bryan/College Station,TX - Bryan, TX
Broker/MM/Realtor, Bryan / College Station, TX

Ken,

Are you still a Trulia Pro and how have your results been? I'd love to know....

Thanks

:)

May 17, 2010 07:37 AM #13
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Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Ken-thanks for the info, I've been using the basic package, it looks like you and your community have found the upgraded package to be worthwhile?

Best

Dec 27, 2010 08:39 AM #14
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Mike Sagorin
Sagorin & Associates - Irvine, CA

We became Trulia "Pros" a couple of weeks before the "special" came out, and paid the $249.99 up front.

Then some problems came up, and NO-ONE at Trulia is returning calls or emails. The customer service at Trulia has been absolutely disgusting.

Yes, it would have been nice to have been rebated the difference between the "special" price and the price we paid, but that's minor compared to the damage they've done to us.

I think I'll write some blogs about it..

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