Trulia has rolled out some new stuff. I’ve always been a fan of these guys. I know some agents feel threatened, but Trulia has always reached out and worked with real estate agents.
Here’s part of what a brief email that I received this morning had to say about Trulia’s new launches:
Two Big Launches
1) National Heat Map – allows consumers to understand real estate trends at the hyper local level. You can see price trends here on the national, county and ZIP level across the country.
2) Trulia Trends report – a snapshot of real estate trends and consumer search behavior online. The report discusses what people are searching for on www.trulia.com, how that differs across the U.S. and pricing trends.
That’s the Arizona Heat Map pictured above (they seem to be missing data for Greenlee County). You can drill down to the Zip Code level, select between average listing price, median, and “Trulia Popularity” (number of searches on Trulia). It’s quite slick, and has all the ease of other searches and data research that Trulia offers.
The Trulia Trends report is a five page report highlighting search data for 15 different cities. It contains the ubiquitous average and median sales price stuff. But it’s the searching activity I found most interesting. And of course there was the “sticker shock” of seeing a 1 bedroom/1 bath unit in Manhattan being defined as a “deal” at only $535,000…. (given the median value in Manhattan is pushing $800K, I guess you can’t argue with the “deal”.)
Jonathan Miller of the fabulous Matrix has a post up. And here is the take from Trulia’s own blog on the Heat Maps and the trends report. If you haven’t explored Trulia, it’s way past time….
[tags]Trulia, Heat Map, Matrix[/tags]