Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Whether you’re a homeowner, a potential buyer or seller, Trulia.com is an online source to consider. On the other hand, many of us have been using realtor.com for years, as it has been the primary “go-to” website for buying and selling homes. So which is better? Depends on who you ask. Can you really have both? Sure…it’s like Coke and Pepsi.

Very much in the way we choose sides between Coke and Pepsi, many real estate professionals and consumers alike are pledging their loyalties to either Trulia.com or Realtor.com.

Ok, so I’m a Coca-Cola Classic kind of guy. But that’s where the analogy ends. You see, when it comes to soft drinks, I want to stick with the old standard. I’m actually dissappointed when a restaurant only has Pepsi products. My taste buds, for whatever reason, are “tuned in” to Coke. You could try, but I’ll pass the “Pepsi Challenge any day of the week. I don’t want change, I don’t want to see attempts to improve upon, just leave Coca-Cola as is…
On the other hand, for the exact opposite reason, I prefer Trulia.com over Realtor.com. In the online world I’m searching for the next big thing, and Pete Flint, CEO of Trulia, chose to do just that. He’s created an online collaboration of home listing searches with trends and tools, and an online community of real estate professionals called Trulia Voices that has provided a new voice for the online world of real estate. Simply put: change , a little risk taking, and more forward thinking. If Pepsi were an internet company I’d choose them over Coca-Cola…Pepsi then, would truly be the “choice of the next generation.”

I guess that makes me part of the “Trulia Generation”.

Tony Marks in Saint Petersburg

1 comment:

For Sale By Owner said...

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