We are pleased to welcome Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. (BAREIS MLS®) to the list of MLS’s working directly with Trulia as we continue to help the real estate industry with online listing quality.
Today Trulia announced a strategic alliance with Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, Inc. (BAREIS MLS®) to directly syndicate the listings of its 8,000 members to Trulia, providing consumers with the most accurate information on homes for sale in five Northern San Francisco Bay Area counties including Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano.
With the addition of BAREIS MLS®, the majority of the MLSs in the Bay Area are now working with Trulia. Trulia already receives direct feeds from MLSListings, Bay East, and Contra Costa MLS, meaning Bay Area homebuyers can have an extremely high degree of confidence that the data they see on Trulia is correct. As part of its alliance with Trulia, BAREIS will also participate in the Trulia Direct Reference program, under which Trulia notifies listing agents and brokers about any discrepancies between the data provided by the MLS and information from other syndicators.
Listings from BAREIS MLS® will now be seen by the more than 23 million* serious home-buyers and sellers coming to Trulia each month to get the inside scoop on real estate they can’t find anywhere else. BAREIS MLS® will syndicate all of its listings unless the listing is not approved for the internet.
“Our membership is dedicated to providing the most accurate data on the internet to buyers and sellers working with the real estate professionals in our region,” said Jim Branscombe, President and CEO of BAREIS MLS®. “There is an explosion of data and a great deal of that information is not accurate or kept up to date. Building strategic alliances with major real estate portals like Trulia will ensure the best data is available to the public and support the efforts of our real estate professionals to list and sell property. BAREIS MLS® has operated its own public site for 14 years, and this relationship we are forging with Trulia is similar to the relationships we have with other public internet sites we have worked with in that we are providing all active listing data approved for internet display.”
As part of the agreement, Trulia will abide by the guidelines established by theTrulia Data Pledge for listing syndication that launched in January 2012.
This alliance follows the recent announcement of our partnership with MRED in Chicago and several other MLS’s that have joined our Trulia Direct Reference program. We look forward to our collaboration with these organizations and delivering high quality listing information to home buyers in these areas.
*Omniture, April 2012