Online real estate and search veteran Jamie Glenn has joined Trulia.com, a residential real estate search engine, the company announced today.
Glenn was a long-term driver of real estate and classifieds product strategy at Yahoo! and will assume the role of vice president of product management at Trulia, the company said.
“Consumers have embraced the Internet as a critical tool in their home search process and are now turning to vertical search sites to help guide them. Likewise, brokers understand there is an evolution taking place in online search and they want to be part of it,” Glenn said. “I’m excited to apply my real estate experience at one of the world’s top search engines to developing innovative new products at Trulia that support the home search experience for consumers and brokers.”
Glenn joins Kelly Roark, vice president of industry development, who made the move to Trulia at the beginning of 2006 after serving as vice president of sales and marketing at Inman News. Also part of the management group is Sean Black, vice president of East Coast operations, previously a vice president and top-performing broker at the Corcoran Group real estate brokerage in Manhattan.
“To succeed in this business we recognize that we need to build a world-class team with a unique mix of real estate industry knowledge, marketing, technology and operational experience,” said Trulia CEO and co-founder, Pete Flint. “We are delighted to have Jamie, Kelly and Sean as part of Trulia to build the most relevant, innovative products and services for brokers, agents and consumers alike.”
The site, which first launched in California last year (see Inman News article), searches multiple brokerage Web sites for property listings and displays that information at its Web site. Trulia.com is free and does not require visitor registration.