Trulia has announced a partnership with ListGlobally, where Trulia users will benefit by having the ability to search for homes outside the U.S. Trulia, a popular resource for home buyers, sellers and renters, has plans for launching the international search feature in the first half of 2011 as a response to increased consumer interest in the international real estate domain.
There is a growing trend among the American population to change location either because of job relocation, or the simple desire to having a second home for retirement. Following the signed partnership, Trulia will be ListGlobally’s exclusive partner in the U.S. for international real estate search. At the moment, ListGlobally offers listings in 17 different countries and the number is expected to grow throughout 2011.
In order to attract more clients via social media tools, Trulia allows registered users to access the Trulia website using their Facebook login. This is a very important step for their long-term integration, similar to third-party incorporation from competitors like Zillow.
The partnership between Trulia and ListGlobally offers a tool to calculate a home’s value thus increasing accuracy in considering the financial value of a property. The results of the evaluation, obtained by Zestimate algorithm, can be accessed online via Mint.com. It is not only the two companies that will benefit from such a tool, but also the customers that will gain power by accessing valuable information. Mint.com and Zillow also have plans for creating more tools for its customers in the following period.