I received 2 emails from the CEO of Trulia and the CEO of Zillow as seen below. I have read that the merger is to be finalized in 2015, pending regulatory approval and the approval of the shareholders.
"The real story to me here is how did Move Inc (the operators of Realtor.com) fall asleep at the wheel and allow 2 third party websites that have a ton of inaccurate data surpass Realtor.com who has the most updated/accurate data. There were rumors of Trulia trying to acquire Move Inc prior to this Zillow/Trulia merger. The marketing team at Move Inc needs to step up their game if is not already too late." ~ Robert Adams
As a valued Trulia customer, I wanted to reach out personally to let you know that we have just announced that Trulia has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Zillow. You can read the details in the complete press release here: ir.trulia.com.
This will be a new and exciting chapter for all of us. The combination of the two companies sets the stage for us to accelerate innovation and to provide more valuable tools and services to consumers and professionals.
Trulia and Zillow will continue to operate as separate and distinct brands once the transaction closes. We will continue to offer buyers, sellers, homeowners and renters access to vital information about homes and real estate for free and provide advertising and software that help you grow your business.
As additional details about the acquisition become available, we will make sure to let you know. For now, it’s business as usual at Trulia. Our focus and commitment to connecting you with consumers and helping you close more transactions remains the top priority of our entire team.
Because of your importance as a Premier Agent, I wanted you to be among the first to learn we have just announced that Zillow has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trulia. You can read the full press release here.
I'm really excited about this opportunity, but I am sure the news will lead to a number of questions. The most important thing I can stress is that this combination of companies sets the stage for us to offer even more real estate tools and services to empower consumers, and thus has the ability to drive even more business your way.
We expect to maintain both the Zillow and Trulia consumer brands, as both will continue to offer buyers and sellers access to vital information about homes and real estate, providing an important bridge to local agents such as yourself. Both companies will continue to develop and deliver advertising and software solutions that help real estate professionals grow their business.
This acquisition requires shareholder and regulatory approval, which might take several months. We will provide additional details as they become available. For now, it's business as usual for both companies. Our daily focus and strong commitment to Zillow Premier Agents remain unchanged and of the utmost importance to our entire team.