Online real estate search and marketing site Trulia.com today announced the formation of an advisory board composed of representatives for multiple listing services, and the release of a paper on MLS listing syndication.
The Trulia MLS Advisory Board "will work closely with Trulia to ensure that company offerings and policies continue to meet the unique marketing needs of MLSs and their broker members," according to the announcement.
Trulia and other online real estate sites, among them Zillow and Cyberhomes, have sought to expand their universe of searchable properties by working on syndication deals with MLSs.
Realtor.com, a leading real estate search site that is operated by Move Inc. through a contract with the National Association of Realtors, receives data feeds with property listings information from hundreds of multiple listing services across the country.
Members of Trulia’s MLS Advisory Board include: Russ Bergeron (CEO, SoCal MLS); David Charron (CEO, MRIS); Kathy Condon (CEO, MLSPIN); Carl DeMusz (CEO, NORMLS); Bud Fogel (CEO, MRED); Lloyd Graves (president, RealAlliance Consulting LLC); Jim Harrison, CEO (MLSListings Inc); Sami Inkinen (chief operating officer and Trulia co-founder); and Mark Weiss (Trulia’s director of business development).
Also, Trulia has released a list of the top-10 most popular searched real estate markets at the site in January. Chicago topped the list, followed by New York, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Queens and Las Vegas.
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