San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 1, 2007
Trulia.com, America's residential real estate search engine today released initial usage data for Trulia Voices, its recently launched social media platform, showing that user participation in the first 10 weeks has exceeded company expectations.
Launched in May 2007, Trulia Voices is a Q&A forum that lets Trulia's growing community of consumers and real estate professionals pose questions and exchange answers and anecdotal information about real estate in real time. According to Trulia data, the most popular topics include home buying advice, market conditions and quality-of-life issues. To view representative questions and answers or post a question, visit http://www.trulia.com/voices .
Other findings include:
- The average response time for a question is 20 minutes
- Each question receives an average of 3.2 responses
- 80% of questions are submitted by consumers
- 75% of answers are contributed by real estate professionals
"Because visitors to Trulia.com are highly engaged in the home buying process--70% plan to buy a home in the next twelve months--we knew that they were hungry for quick and reliable real estate advice," said Pete Flint, co-founder and CEO of Trulia. "The tens of thousands of quality contributions to Trulia Voices over the past 10 weeks is growing proof that Trulia is emerging as the leader in real estate social media."
"My success is built on earning the trust of my clients, I believe that sharing information and freely offering advice makes good business sense," said Keith Sorem, Keller Williams Realty. " Trulia Voices is a great forum to educate potential buyers and helps me raise my visibility as a trusted advisor for a well qualified audience."
Trulia, Inc. (http://www.trulia.com), a residential real estate search engine, has revolutionized online
home search by offering a rich, intuitive user experience that points consumers directly to listings
on agent and broker Web sites. By partnering with the real estate industry, Trulia helps consumers find information on homes for sale using custom search criteria such as price and number of bedrooms to market trends and neighborhood data at the hyper-local level. Founded in San Francisco in 2005 by Pete Flint and Sami Inkinen, Trulia is live across the U.S. For more information, go to http://www.trulia.com