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The Latest Real Estate CRM Platform, Trulia One

by Michael Price on 12:28 pm November 20, 2014

According to Gartner Research, worldwide sales of client relationship management (CRM) software grew by 13.4% in 2013 to over $20 billion in sales. 41% of the sales came from software as a service (SaaS) providers. Communications, media and IT services are the top 3 verticals. Real estate has always been an attractive category for CRM software developers, in fact, it seems like there is a new entrant into the space on a fairly regular basis, so much so, we’re going to do a regular feature … Read More »

It’s Been an Exciting Week…

by Drew Meyers on 7:44 pm November 14, 2013

Realogy and Trulia getting married? Redfin raised $50 million (Glenn wrote about it here) “Pocket listings” is causing a stir …and, WOW, apparently Greg Robertson will finally shed light on the Realty Alliance issue come Monday. In other, non-real estate news, Snapchat turned down $3 billion. What did I miss?

Case-Shiller Acquisition Thoughts — WTF?

by Drew Meyers on 11:00 pm May 27, 2013

I was just talking shop with Greg Fischer tonight, and we got to discussing recent real estate industry acquisitions. How did I miss the fact that CoreLogic bought Case-Shiller from Fiserv for….$6 MILLION? That’s it? WTF? Why on earth did Trulia not buy that brand? Case-Shiller would have given them an instant seat at the table in terms of mindshare for housing trends in the national media. They spent $355 Million on Market Leader, but not $6 Million on Case-Shiller? And why on earth did Zillow … Read More »

The Problem with Trulia and Some Thoughts on How Beat ’em

by Joe Salcedo on 1:51 pm May 1, 2013

Trulia is like the 8’th grade bully that looks like a 19 year old, stocky, goatied, man-child that looks like he can pile-drive you to the leaves with his left hand, only after you stand up for yourself and fight back he promptly leaves you alone. Trulia looks tougher than it really is.  It has a major weakness: Bad search results.  For many cities, if not all, half of the available property results it shows are already in contract — NO longer available.  Not exactly … Read More »

Zillow Reframe – A New Point Of View

by Daniel Beer on 6:21 pm May 29, 2012

I recently made my first significant contribution to the ongoing Z, T, R saga, which I urge you to read and consider here.  Though it was posted on another source, I thought it was significant enough that I did not want GEB readers to miss out on the discussion. In short, I feel that while Z, T, and R are not my favorite thing to ever happen to the real estate industry, we should be content that they are what they are and not a … Read More »

Trulia vs Zillow – Home Page Design Differences

by Drew Meyers on 11:23 am April 15, 2012

I just spent a few minutes taking a look at the home page of both Zillow (my former employer) and Trulia. As a shareholder of Zillow, I’m always curious what their main competitor, Trulia, is doing and how they are publicly positioning themselves. As you know, Zillow’s entire home page is 100% focused on getting people to search. And I agree with Joel’s recent post on 1000watt that Zillow is consciously moving away from the Zestimate in its branding. One interesting find when comparing the two home pages … Read More »

Online Advertising 101 – Real Estate People, DON’T READ THIS

by Patrick Healy on 7:15 am March 20, 2012

[Note from editor: This was original published on Phacient.com and shared here since it’s relevant to the Geek Estate audience] A Familiar Scenario Let’s say I owned a commercial website like, say, The New York Times online. I have editorial content and ads that run throughout the site. There are ads all over the place where you consume content but also there are entire sections with nothing but ads. Let’s call that the classified section. Now, unlike something such as Craig’s List where it’s free to place … Read More »

Without Listings, Zillow and Company Will Perish

by Alex Cortez on 7:21 pm February 16, 2012

Syndication SEO Real Estate

The decisions made by Abbott Realty Group, Edina, and some local boards across the country have sent shock waves across the real estate landscape. And while some of the industry giants such as Jay Thompson and Kris Berg have already discussed in length what syndicating to aggregators means to the industry as a whole, this post is not about the merits/flaws of sending listing data to aggregators but rather to discuss the SEO ramifications of syndicating. As Drew firmly argued in his post “for any … Read More »

Automated Home Valuations From Trulia, Zillow, Etc: Who Do Estimates, Zestimates, Online Values Benefit?

by Sam DeBord on 5:45 pm September 14, 2011

Automated home valuations are a growing trend on real estate websites.  While Zillow’s Zestimates are clearly the standout leaders in this field, there are plenty of others. Eppraisal.  Cyberhomes. Trulia has a one-city beta product in the works, while First American has had its own automated valuation model for quite some time.  Even our own Geek Estate Blogger, Justin Britt, has a new Hawaii Life Value Score, taking a different angle with more of a comparative score valuation. The vast majority of real estate professionals I encounter dismiss the value of these … Read More »

Are Trulia Estimates Too Little, To Late?

by Justin Britt on 1:08 pm September 9, 2011

National real estate player Trulia began its foray into the home valuation space yesterday. Trulia Estimates, as they’re called, are currently in beta and available for sold properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. Brian Boero of 1000Watt Consulting provides a thourough break down of the Trulia Estimate launch, so I won’t go any deeper. Instead I’ll focus on: What this move means to consumers, How it might affect the business side of things, What it means to SEO, A comparison of Trulia Estimates and Zillow … Read More »

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