The Limits of Trulia


Much as you shouldn’t be surprised of the result if you decide to wear a meat suit into the shark tank at Sea World, you also shouldn’t be surprised at the responses that come in when you ask a question on an open forum like Trulia Voices.

For every agent out there who honestly wants to help and provide some guidance, there are a dozen others whose every answer drips with the scent of “for the love of God, hire me as your agent … please, please, please, please.”

That link above is a perfect example. Agents still are adding answers to a question asked well over two years ago, either because they can’t read dates or they’re hoping someone else looking through Trulia sees their incredibly non-timely answer and thinks to themselves, that’s the perfect agent for me!

There’s a better way.

Look for agents who receive positive reviews.

Ask friends who they’ve used … and then make sure you’re not getting referred to someone who only sells a house or two a year, because you want someone experienced on your side.

And if you need help, consider free advice to be worth as much as what you’re paying for it.

Yeah, we’d like to work with you if you’re trying to find a home or get your home sold. Just don’t expect us begging for the work on Trulia, hat in hand.

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at