Today we are excited to announce that Trulia’s top-rated iPad app has received a major overhaul. We listened to feedback from our users and incorporated user behavior data from our updated iPhone app to identify which features users love and interact with the most. Combined with our intuitive, user-friendly design, Trulia has created an even more visual and engaging way for home buyers to search for properties and get the inside scoop on neighborhoods. continue reading
There’s a long list of things that can kill or delay any part of a real estate transaction.
Clients understand when factors, like the weather, delay a deal. But, for everything else they want you to have a solution. That includes having the tech you need to do business from anywhere. continue reading
The miles you log every day and week can rack up fast. What if you could generate clients with those property tours from your smart phone?
Well, now you can with the Trulia App for Agents. With the click of a button, you can share homes your tour through Facebook and Twitter, plus they are automatically displayed on your Trulia profile.
Remember that commercial that popularized the catchphrase “There’s an app for that?” Imagine what viewers would say if they saw it today. “Duh,” one might say. “There’s more like 20 apps for that,” another might quip. Not only are there innumerable apps for all things shopping-, money-, and real estate-related, virtually everyone who is in a position to buy or sell a home also totes a smart phone around with them, all day, every day.
These two truths create a third: home buyers don’t just like to use apps here and there – they actually rely on them to conduct their daily lives. Get this: behavioral scientists have actually recognized the existence of a new psychological condition called “nomophobia,” the emotional panic and depression –the feeling that you’re unable to function normally – when you have lost your phone or forgotten it at home.
There’s a whole conversation we could have about whether or not we all should be so reliant on our phones and addicted to our favorite apps. But like it or not, the mobile mindset is here to stay for a while. The upshot: if you market yourself or your listings to buyers, understanding their app-obsessed mindsets is more than just a good idea – it’s a responsibility and a massive, massive opportunity. continue reading
Smartphones aren’t an accessory for real estate agents; they’ve become a necessity. However, having the device is only half the battle. To make the most of your phone, you need the apps that turn it into a real business tool.
Check out this list of must-have Android apps for impressing your clients and taking the paper out of a few important processes: continue reading
Your smart phone is really just a dumb phone if you’re not taking advantage of the apps that have the potential to make it genius. But sifting endlessly through the 500k+ apps available in the Android Market or on iTunes to find a diamond in the rough that will really make your life or business better isn’t anybody’s idea of a good time – it can be just as frustrating as searching for a home.
To help you out, we’ve got a list of some new apps that have game-changing potential.
You asked, we answered. Trulia’s Agent App for Smartphones, the first of it’s kind, is now available for Android users looking to sort, manage, and connect with leads faster.
In addition to lead management, the new App comes with a few key features that help you keep track of existing clients, promote your listings with check-ins and access listing information on the go. continue reading
Congratulations – you’ve adapted your business to Web 2.0 and successfully learned how to navigate the waters of online social interaction and use tools like Facebook and Twitter to expand your business. Savor the moment, but don’t relax and get comfortable just yet. There is a new revolution afoot that is going to renew real estate marketing all over again, and now is the prime time to get on the bandwagon and get ahead of the curve.
All evidence points to the fact that we are entering the mobile era, and if you’re holding back on embracing mobile for your business because you think it’s a passing fad or a slow-moving migration, think again. Technology changes fast, and consumers are keeping pace.
Here are some of the key reasons why now is the time to go mobile for your business: continue reading
We may not have a crystal ball to predict the future of the real estate market, but consumer trends and behavior clearly indicate that the future of real estate is mobile.
House hunters are increasingly turning to mobile devices to search for their next place to live – on Trulia we’ve seen mobile traffic grow by 250% in the past year alone and mobile now accounts for more than 30% of Trulia’s weekend search traffic as buyers drive through neighborhoods and visit open homes. continue reading
It’s time once again for RE Tech South, the real estate technology conference in Atlanta where the big minds in real estate meet each spring to share their ideas and have some fun. Trulia will be there with bells on! We’re giving away Trulia iPhone covers and will also have a drawing for an iPhone. Stop by to say hi and leave us your business card for your chance to win! continue reading