ReferralBuzz Announces Partnership with TruliaTwin Cities’ Referral Service for Home Remodeling Experts and Their Customers Partners with Leading Online Real Estate Market

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Twin Cities’ referral service for home remodeling experts and their customers partners with leading online real estate marketplace.



"This is a terrific opportunity for home improvement service providers" Lisa Schneegans, Founder

Starting in January 2013, ReferralBuzz Inc., in Minneapolis, will be the exclusive partner in the 7 county Twin Cities metro and St Cloud, MN, Madison, WI, Cedar Rapids, IA for the new "Find a Pro - Home Improvement" feature on Trulia. Trulia is a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals. ReferralBuzz will be the first home improvement recommendation resource on the Trulia website.

Founded in 2011, ReferralBuzz gives consumers a free, easy way to find great service providers - including providers who’ve earned recommendations from social media, neighbors, and friends. ReferralBuzz also gives home remodeling experts the tools they need to market their services and increase referrals using the power of social media.

With unique info on areas people want to live that can’t be found anywhere else, Trulia provides the inside scoop on properties, places, and real estate professionals. Prospective home buyers, sellers, and renters can learn about agents, neighborhoods, schools, crime, commute times, and even ask the local community questions. Meanwhile, real estate professionals use Trulia to connect with millions of transaction-ready buyers and sellers each month via Trulia’s hyper-local advertising services, social recommendations, and top-rated mobile real estate apps.

"The partnership with Trulia will provide a huge benefit to our customers through greater exposure,” says ReferralBuzz Founder Lisa Schneegans. “We will be able to feed information onto the "find a pro" section of Trulia's website from the ReferralBuzz website and provide the inside scoop to homeowners, buyers and sellers on local home improvement service providers."

For ReferralBuzz Service Providers, the partnership with Trulia means:

  • Service Provider’s ReferralBuzz profile will be seen by hundreds of thousands of consumers interested in home improvement in your service area.
  • Service Providers ReferralBuzz subscription will include a Trulia "Find A Pro" listing that will be automatically be uploaded from your ReferralBuzz profile.
  • Referral Buzz Service Providers will be able to participate in Trulia Voices "Ask an Expert"
  • ReferralBuzz will have the exclusive banner ad on the new Trulia mobile app for our metro area. Subsequently giving the service provider’s profile an opportunity to be seen by thousands of people.

How It Works for Homeowners
To get started, homeowners simply sign on at Homeowners can view exclusive deals, request estimates and get ideas for their own projects from other customers’ pictures and feedback. Homeowners can sign in through Facebook and see which providers their “Friends” have used and recommend.

How It Works For Service Providers
ReferralBuzz provides a set of very easy to use tools for service providers to help them enhance their business. Automated tools include:

  • Social Referrals-Get customer referrals through their social networks, the “word of mouth” in the digital age.
  • Customer Feedback-After a job is completed ReferralBuzz makes the request for feedback automatically.
  • Stay In Touch Email-This in-touch e-mail system turns great customers into repeat customers and helps customers keep you in mind.
  • Facebook Posting-Automatically post your projects, photos and specials on your own Facebook page.
  • Digital Portfolio-Keep your visual assets at your fingertips. Photos sell your service better than any sales pitch. Email your presentation to the prospect, right from your IPad.
  • Project Communication-Communication during a project is often the key to keeping a job on track. ReferalBuzz makes that easy. And, once the project is done, an automated sequence of feedback requests, social referrals and emails begins. Clients feel well taken care of, long after you’ve left the job site.

To learn more about ReferralBuzz, go to:

For interview opportunities or media inquiries, call Katie Welch-Peterson at 612-720-9374.

To learn more about Trulia, visit:

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