HAVE YOU UPDATED YOUR TRULIA PROFILE?

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Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville

Have you updated your Trulia profile?  If you are a real estate agent and you haven't, you might be missing the boat.  I know I was...

                                                                                                         

I just created my Trulia profile last week.  It was very easy.  In a few minutes you can download your photo, add links to your websites and blogs, and claim your listings.  Once claimed, the listings become "branded" with your information.  It's pretty cool...

Although my listings are automatically placed on Trulia when I enter them into the Keller Williams Listing System, I never really "worked" the website.  I will now...

About a week back, I received an email.  It was from Trulia.  They said they had a referral for me??

Dear Ken Tracy,

I was searching on Trulia and found your listing. Please send me more information on **** **** *******, Chicago IL. - looking for a quick close - Thanks  *** ********

I called the customer.  They wanted to see my listing and one other.  No problem.  I showed them the homes, and now they want to write an offer on my listing!

I thought they liked the other home.  That shows you what I know...

I might just have a happy buyer, a happy seller, and a nice paycheck...

That is a win, win, win.

Thanks to Trulia.

Have you updated your Trulia profile?  Don't miss the boat...

Ken

To search for homes in Naperville and all of Chicagoland, go to my website anytime.

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Rainmaker
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Heather Fitzgerald
REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc. - Greenwood, IN
REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate

Thanks for this information, I am in the process of working on mine, and this was a good reminder!!!!

Jun 01, 2009 01:35 PM #51
Rainmaker
490,109
Ken Tracy
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville - Naperville, IL
Naperville Illinois Real Estate

Hi Heather, Amber, Kerry, Scott, Exit, David, and Sharon.  Thanks so much.

I will have to become a Trulia Pro next.  That's when it starts costing money.

Glad I wrote this.  So many are bringing up features that I don't know about yet.

Thanks again,

Ken

Jun 01, 2009 01:57 PM #52
Rainer
6,420
Realty Dot Com (Realty.com)
Realty.com - Charlotte, NC

Wow thats great, congrats!

Jun 01, 2009 02:04 PM #53
Rainer
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Lani Hotchkiss
John L Scott Redmond - Redmond, OR

I am on it but haven't been that active with it. Thanks for the post. I now need to go in and tune it up!

Lani

Jun 01, 2009 02:05 PM #54
Rainer
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Marcus Valdez
Keller Williams Realty of Northern Colorado - Fort Collins, CO

Sweet thanks for the advice.  i am going to trulia now to make sure i can even remember my password.  (yes it has been that long)  but i sure don't want to be too lazy to have my pict etc on there.

Jun 01, 2009 02:29 PM #55
Rainmaker
219,364
Chris and Maria Jeantet
Coldwell Banker C&C Properties - Redding, CA
Redding CA Real Estate Couple

That's the way to do it! Congratz!

Jun 01, 2009 04:26 PM #56
Ambassador
915,739
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

After reading this, I went to Trulia to update my profile and found I didn't have one.  How did I miss that one?  Anyway, thanks for the nudge... I'm there now.

Jun 01, 2009 04:50 PM #57
Rainmaker
489,778
Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Ken...thanks for the advice.  One tries to participate in so many marketing platforms (especially all of the free ones) but at times misses some key ones.  Thanks for your post!!!

Jun 01, 2009 05:10 PM #58
Rainmaker
1,498,845
Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

I have a Trualia account, but need to go back and update, as I haven';t been to my account for a while.  Thanks for the tip.

Jun 01, 2009 05:21 PM #59
Rainer
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Aleksandra de Leon
Executive Realty Group - Bloomingdale, IL

Great point!  I created a profile a long time ago, but have not revisted it.  Now is as good as time as any.  I hope everything works out with you offer.  Thanks for sharing this great tip with the rest of us.

Jun 01, 2009 09:04 PM #60
Rainmaker
207,132
Dee Nofziger
|Key Realty | Maumee Toledo Real Estate Blog - Toledo, OH
Maumee Real Estate, Toledo Homes, Key Realty

I LOVE My Trulia. The blog is easy to post on, Voices is great exposure and it is simply  agreat site period. I have had several closings because of my profile and just got 2 new buyers who researched me after a friend referred me to them and found my profile and blog on trulia. I can't say enough about the site, Superb. I love the "price reduction" search.

Jun 01, 2009 11:05 PM #61
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603,896
Roland Woodworth
Keller Williams Realty - Clarksville, TN
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource- SFR - Clarksv

Hello Ken.... thank you for the reminder to update our profiles... On my to do list now...

Jun 01, 2009 11:52 PM #62
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Jeff Dowler CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360

Hey Ken:

Good suggestion here. I am on Trulia but haven't updated my profile recently nor explored what else I could be doing. Just one more thing to add to the list. I know a number of folks who have gotten leads from Trulia, and closed deals.

Jeff

Jun 01, 2009 11:52 PM #63
Rainer
12,032
David Ethridge
Sea Lion Real Estate - Long Beach, CA

Thanks for the reminder. I'm going to update my Trulia profile now.

Jun 02, 2009 03:33 AM #64
Rainmaker
2,008,392
Gabe Sanders
the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I too use Trulia, but be very careful of how you use this portal.  You should look to see how they use your info and listings to get their Portal to rank higher.  They do not let your URL or Pages show up on their searches.

Jun 02, 2009 06:36 AM #65
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Stephen Hodge
Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage - Cobourg, ON

I have looked at a really like Trulia, but so far to date, it doesn't appear to accept out of country content. Unfortunate as Canada is the most wired country in the world and in the virtual world geography shouldn't matter as much! Here's hoping I can join the cast of thousands soon...

Jun 02, 2009 08:11 AM #66
Rainmaker
490,109
Ken Tracy
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville - Naperville, IL
Naperville Illinois Real Estate

Hi Stephen, Gabe, David, Jeff, Roland, Dee, Aleksandra, Rebecca, Sergio, Margaret, Chris, Marcus, Lani, and Realty.  Keeping me busy.  Thanks for commenting!

Wow.  I am happy I have encouraged so many to update.  Cool.

Yes, there is so much to do.  So much to learn.

It can be overwhelming trying to keep up.

But we keep trying!:)

Ken

 

Jun 02, 2009 09:08 AM #67
Rainer
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Phyllis Katz
Weichert Realtors - Manalapan, NJ

Hi!  Thanks for the information on Trulia.  I have known about Trulia for a long time but just have not had the time to take advantage of it.  It looks very interesting and sounds like another good tool to use in our toolbox.  I will add it to my list of places on the internet to be out there on. 

Sincerely,

Phyllis Katz, Weichert Realtors, Marlboro, NJ  - please look for me on www.PhyllisKatzsellshomes.com, and facebook.

 

 

 

Jun 02, 2009 02:16 PM #68
Rainmaker
181,655
Sara Bonert
Zillow - Atlanta, GA
Real Estate Internet Marketing

Ken- While agents may use some sites in their daily lives more than others, I think it is a great strategy to at least take the five minutes and set up profiles where ever you can.  You never know where the next client is going to be searching and having all these profile can potentially help your SEO placement when the links are followed. Just another arrow pointing back to you, your lisitngs, your website, or your blog. 

Jul 13, 2009 04:37 PM #69
Rainmaker
490,109
Ken Tracy
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville - Naperville, IL
Naperville Illinois Real Estate

Hi Phylis and Sara.  Thanks for stopping in.

Everyone should certainly have a profile on Trulia (and Zillow too!).

It is free and can lead to business...

Thanks again,

Ken

Jan 27, 2010 01:24 PM #70
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