San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 4, 2006 –-
Trulia (http://www.trulia.com), the Real Estate Search Engine that lets consumers perform customized residential real estate searches, announced that it has expanded its coverage to include New York. Trulia dramatically simplifies and enhances the process of real estate search by offering consumers a single destination that searches multiple brokerage websites and integrates valuable historical information, such as ownership history, into most property listings.
Now, New Yorkers can easily search listings from most major brokerage firms with a single click instead of visiting separate websites that each require a separate search and often lengthy registration. Trulia’s index of home listings is updated constantly via data feeds from its broker partners as well as advanced web search technology. By connecting consumers directly with the listing broker websites, Trulia allows prospective home buyers to view the most accurate and detailed information available. At no cost, consumers can create custom email alerts based on their property preferences and they will be notified of new listings and recent sales.
As part of its expansion to the New York market, Trulia has integrated property information from provider PropertyShark (http://www.propertyshark.com) to deliver rich, in-depth information including taxes paid, permits issued, as well as ownership and title history. Trulia also partnered with real estate appraiser and consultant Miller Samuel (http://www.millersamuel.com) to make available extensive reports and statistics on the Manhattan residential real estate market, from historical market analyses to future trend outlooks.
"This partnership with Trulia is another way for us to provide reliable, independent residential aggregate market information about New York City,” notes Jonathan Miller, President and CEO, Miller Samuel Inc. "That’s important to market participants because co-ops are not a matter of public record and most publicly accessible data is limited in scope and difficult to obtain."
“In a market such as New York, where real estate is a local obsession and there are no comprehensive sources, Internet-savvy consumers are demanding a more intuitive search.” explains Pete Flint, CEO and Co-Founder of Trulia. “By integrating content from data specialists PropertyShark and Miller Samuel, we can offer consumers a more informed search experience while simultaneously delivering brokers more qualified prospects, which are closer to purchase.”
Trulia (http://www.trulia.com) has revolutionized the search for residential real estate by offering a comprehensive source of information that does not require any software installation, download or registration. By partnering with real estate brokers, Trulia helps consumers to find the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about individual homes for sale in addition to extensive information about neighborhoods and market trends. Based in San Francisco, Trulia was founded by two Stanford graduate students who believed that they could deliver a superior real estate search experience that met the needs of consumers and the real estate brokerage industry.