May 29, 2008

Yes, We’re Suckers For An Interesting Interface: Trulia Snapshot

Trulia Snapshot

It's not as efficient as searching, but it is likely to appeal to those who are browsing and visually inclined. And what can we say, we’re suckers for an interesting interface.

Trulia Snapshot: San Francisco [Trulia]

First Published: May 29, 2008 12:30 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Okay, this is awesome, and I don't care if the underlying data is valid or not ;)

Posted by: dub dub at May 29, 2008 12:36 PM

Would be nicer if it was possible to search by neighborhood still.

Posted by: Outer Sunset at May 29, 2008 12:49 PM

Speaking of internet brokers, SS hasn't mentioned the NAR settlement with the DOJ that prevents local MLS's from blocking online realtors. Reuters specifically mentioned that this could lower commissions and prevent anti-competitiveness. Despite the claim that the database is proprietary, certainly clients have an interest in seeing their properties advertised as openly as possible. I'm suprised the Bush DOJ agrees with me for once.

Currently I know the SF MLS isn't blocking the internet brokers, but I remember a year or so back they were threatening to take the MLS offline.

Posted by: michiko at May 29, 2008 2:12 PM

Its kinda cool aesthetically, but its a pain to actually use. I agree with "Outer Sunset" - would be nice to search by 'hood.

Posted by: lolcat_94123 at May 29, 2008 2:25 PM

Well you can use Redfin to search by hood ... this is a cute new wrinkle. Thanks for introducing it to us.

Posted by: Oceangoer at May 29, 2008 5:15 PM

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