At the end of last year, Trulia announced it’s biggest agent giveaway yet: a new Mercedes E550. The winner was randomly selected from the tens of thousands of agents that updated their free Trulia profiles to enter.
And the winner is (drumroll please)…Mark Stanley of William Raveis Real Estate from Osterville, MA!
Watch this video clip of Matt Dollinger, Trulia’s Head of Industry Relations, delivering the car to Mark: continue reading
You guys have been patiently waiting to find out if you won Trulia’s Biggest Giveaway Ever. I’m happy to announce that the Mercedes E550 was shipped today from Orlando FL and is on it’s way to our winner.
Check this slideshow each day for updates on where the car is headed and afterwards, make a monthly calendar appointment to update your Trulia profile and maintain the hard work you put in during the sweepstakes.
[Updated 2/2/13 at 10:00 a.m]
It’s been a long holiday season of sugared bacon and brown-butter cookies. Now begins the January push to lose weight–the #1 New Year’s resolution. Weight loss isn’t only about willpower; your environment matters too: cheap food, suburban sprawl, and long commutes all contribute to America’s obesity problem. Which metros give you a fighting chance to get back into fighting shape? Instead of doing crunches at the gym, we’ve been sitting at our desks crunching the numbers to figure it out.
Because there are many ways to lose weight, we combined five different measures in our final ranking. Each of these measures reflects a different weight-loss strategy: continue reading
Each month, Trulia’s Housing Barometer charts how quickly the housing market is moving back to “normal.” We summarize three key housing market indicators: construction starts (Census), existing-home sales (NAR), and the delinquency+ foreclosure rate (LPS First Look). For each indicator, we compare this month’s data to (1) how bad the numbers got at their worst and (2) their pre-bubble “normal” levels.
In October 2012, all three housing measures improved: construction starts increased again, existing-home sales rose, and the delinquency + foreclosure rate dropped considerably. Even though construction and sales declined month-over-month in the Northeast region, stronger activity in the rest of the country outweighed the impact of Hurricane Sandy. continue reading
What tricks do sellers and their agents use when setting the price of a home? To find out, we looked at the asking prices of homes for sale on Trulia since October 2011, excluding foreclosures, to see whether certain numbers show up in home prices more than others. We found that some numbers are a lot more popular than others, and different lucky numbers turn up in home prices in different regions of country.
Of course, lucky numbers aren’t the only factor sellers and their agents use in setting asking prices. A seller who loves the number 54 isn’t going to price a home at $540,000 if it’s really worth $200,000. But they might work “54” somewhere into the price without straying too much from the home’s expected value, such as pricing at $200,540.
To find patterns, we looked for numbers that appeared anywhere in the asking price, and we paid special attention to the “last non-zero digit” in the price. For instance, in the above example, the last non-zero digit of $200,540 is 4, and the last non-zero digit is 9 in $149,999, $259,900, and $11,900,000. continue reading
When it comes to real estate reputation, few agents in the country can rival the fame and sales volume of the Altman Brothers from Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing. Why? Maybe because they’ve sold over $100,000,000 in listings already this year.
This weekend, Trulia is giving you the chance to mingle with the million-dollar duo. Talk with Josh and Matt to find out how they built their business and get a free autograph and photo with two of the country’s top agents. continue reading
Most Trulians strive to achieve a healthy work/life balance, and fitness is a large part of that equation. This comes as no surprise when you consider that one of our founders is a triathlete of the Ironman variety and we’ve hired many like-minded people who are as intense about personal achievement as they are about professional success. continue reading
Professional headshots are a great way to make your online profile stand out, but getting them done takes time and money. We’ve got you covered.
Stop by and show off your new look or just get a new professional headshot you can use in your online and offline marketing.
Visit the Trulia Booth number #437 at National Association of Realtors Annual Conference & Expo 2012 for a free headshot and pick up some free Trulia swag.