“I remember attending my first Real Estate Connect when I was still a student. Brad graciously let me attend for free and I helped out as an usher,” said Pete Flint, CEO of Trulia, Inc. “I’m grateful for the doors he opened for me personally and for the industry as a whole. As we move into a new era in real estate we have an amazing opportunity to use new technologies to improve the industry and ultimately enhance the human connection between professionals and their customers.”
“Pete is a true innovator. We never know what is coming next but we count on Pete to push the industry forward,” said Brad Inman. “I met Pete when Trulia was just an idea and it is amazing what he has accomplished in such a short period of time. We’re excited to name him Inman News Innovator of the Year, he embodies the spirit of the award.”
During 2013 Trulia launched ‘Trulia Suggests,’ a personalized, photo-centric way for consumers to discover homes they might like. Users can refine their suggestions in real-time by ‘following’ and ‘liking’ homes that appeal to them, or ‘hiding’ those that are not a fit.
In May, Trulia acquired Market Leader, Inc. to strengthen its product offerings for the real estate industry. This transformative deal enables Trulia to help brokerages and franchisors accelerate the productivity of their agents by offering them the most comprehensive end-to-end solution in real estate via web and mobile devices.
This week, Trulia announced a new ‘find an agent’ directory that makes it easy to search for and find the right real estate agent with at-a-glance results and the option to filter searches based on relevant experience. For real estate professionals, the new directory provides the opportunity to stand out to potential clients with a Trulia agent profile that demonstrates their local knowledge and connects them with more consumers.
Since its launch, Trulia has built new technology to help consumers find the right place to live and connect them with real estate professionals. Currently the company has 14 mobile apps including dedicated apps for consumers and professionals across all the major mobile platforms, such as iOS and Android, and Trulia continues to update these apps on a regular basis for optimal user experience.