Mobile Adoption Rising as Real Estate Professionals Look for New Opportunities to Engage Home Buyers and Sellers

  Mobile Adoption Rising as Real Estate Professionals Look for New
  Opportunities to Engage Home Buyers and Sellers

Mobile Check-Ins by Real Estate Professionals on the Trulia for Agents Mobile
              App Highest in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- November 08, 2012

Trulia, a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and
real estate professionals, today revealed the top ten U.S. cities for mobile
check-ins to property listings by real estate professionals on the Trulia for
Agents mobile app.

Available on Apple iOS and Android devices, the Trulia for Agents mobile app
allows agents to demonstrate their local expertise by checking-in to
properties they tour and sharing the listings they’ve seen on their Trulia
profile. Home buyers and sellers using Trulia to find an agent or broker can
select and contact a real estate professional who has toured a listing and has
the inside scoop on a property.

“As a Realtor, I need to be an expert in my local market area. One way to
accomplish this is to preview properties currently on the market to assist
both property sellers and buyers,” said Victor Gonzales, Real Estate Agent at
Century 21 Powerhouse Realty in Chula Vista, California. “Trulia’s mobile app
for agents helps me locate nearby properties without being tied down to my
desktop computer, and the check-in feature lets prospective clients see the
properties that I have previewed.”

Currently, Sunday is the busiest day for check-ins while agents are out
touring open homes with their clients, and Tuesday is the second busiest day
as agents are going to visit brokers’ open homes to see the new properties
that came on the market. Meanwhile, the largest volume of mobile check-ins
happens in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

Top 10 U.S. Cities for Mobile Check-Ins
#                U.S. Metro
1                 Los Angeles, CA
2                 New York, NY
3                 Chicago, IL
4                 Dallas, TX
5                 Atlanta, GA
6                 Philadelphia, PA
7                 Fort Worth, TX
8                 Brooklyn, NY
9                 San Jose, CA
10                Seattle, WA
                  

“Mobile technology is changing how today’s real estate agents manage their
business. Our dedicated agent app is the only one offering check-ins to
agents, giving them a free way to market themselves directly to consumers,”
said Pete Flint, CEO and co-founder of Trulia. “Trulia’s agent app not only
helps agents boost their productivity by rapidly responding to consumer
inquiries--tools like check-ins also allow them to demonstrate their knowledge
of the local real estate market.”

Using the Trulia for Agents mobile app to check-in helps real estate
professionals facilitate real time communication with home buyers and sellers,
as well as with cooperating agents. Key features include:

  *Real-time Showing Alerts: When agents check-in to a listing, the listing
    agent gets a real-time alert notifying them of the showing.
  *Agent Collaboration: Listing agents can gather feedback and communicate
    with buyer agents as they show the listing.
  *Client Communication: Agents can easily share interesting homes they tour
    with prospective buyers on-the-go.

TheTrulia for Agents mobile app is available for free from the Apple App
Store and the Android Market. For more details, visit
www.trulia.com/agents/mobile.

About Trulia, Inc.

Trulia (NYSE: TRLA)  gives home buyers, sellers, owners, and renters the
inside scoop on properties, places, and real estate professionals. Trulia has
unique info on the areas people want to live that can't be found anywhere
else: users can learn about agents, neighborhoods, schools, crime, commute
times, and even ask the local community questions. Real estate professionals
use Trulia to connect with millions of transaction-ready buyers and sellers
each month via our hyper-local advertising services, social recommendations,
and top-rated mobile real estate apps. Trulia is headquartered in downtown San
Francisco. Trulia is a registered trademark of Trulia, Inc.

Contact:

Trulia, Inc.
Daisy Kong, 415-400-7391
pr@trulia.com
 
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