RISMEDIA, April 14, 2010—Trulia.com, smart real estate search to help consumers make better decisions, announced the launch of its advanced search for rental listings. Trulia users can now take advantage of Trulia’s smart search engine to find the perfect home to rent or buy. In addition to more than 4 million homes for sale, consumers will now have access to millions of rentals across the United States.
“With the burst of the housing bubble, more consumers than ever are trying to decide if they should rent or buy so we’re giving them the tools to make the best decision for their lifestyle,” said Pete Flint, Trulia co-founder and CEO. “We saw the opportunity to take our world-class interface, advanced search, rich maps and local neighborhood information and make Trulia.com available for renters, as well as home buyers. This is an exciting new market for us and we’ll continue to innovate to make it the best experience on the Web.”
According to the company, consumers can utilize a wide range of tools to find the best place to rent – key functionality at the time of launch includes: Smarter Decisions – The decision whether to rent or buy is often a complex decision that requires intimate knowledge about each alternative. To help guide consumers through this process, Trulia offers a Rent vs. Buy calculator and Expert Renters’ Guides; Local Ratings and Information – Users can rate local areas on 12 different traits including parking, cleanliness, safety, public transport and weather, along with many more topics; Advanced Search – Consumers want flexibility when they search for a place to live. Trulia gives people the ability to search by keywords, multiple locations and custom ranges, as well as the capability to search by location, map and radius; Search on the Go – Having the ability to search anytime, anywhere is critical today.
Consumers can easily search for a place to rent or buy on Trulia’s mobile website, which is compatible with iPhone, Blackberry, Android and other mobile devices; Personalization – Finding a new apartment or house is a very personal decision. Trulia gives consumers the ability to save communities and individual rental listings, easily send favorites to friends and family members via Trulia or Facebook, and sign up for real-time email alerts about new rental properties that match their saved search criteria.
For more information, visit www.Trulia.com.