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This tutorial will show you how to scrape Trulia for real estate data using the Trulia Crawler available at ScrapeHero Cloud. ScrapeHero Cloud allows you to scrape property details from Trulia such as – Address, Price, Area, Estimated Mortgage, Property Type, Availability, Images, and more within seconds.
Here are the steps to scrape Trulia
- Create the ScrapeHero Cloud account
- Select the Trulia Crawler from the ScrapeHero Marketplace
- Enter the list of input search URLs
- Run the Trulia Crawler and download the data
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How to Scrape Trulia
The ScrapeHero Cloud Trulia crawler is easy to use and can help you gather real estate data from Trulia within seconds. The Trulia scraper helps you gather data fields and property information such as Address, Price, Estimated Mortgage, Property Description, Images, and more from the Trulia property details page.
1. Create a ScrapeHero Cloud Account to use Trulia Scraper
Before using a crawler in ScrapeHero Cloud, an account must be created. To sign up, go to – https://cloud.scrapehero.com/accounts/login/ and create an account with your email address.
2. Add the Trulia Crawler to your account and provided inputs
Add the Trulia Real Estate Scraper to your ScrapeHero Cloud account. On the main crawler page, enter the list of search URLs. The search URL can be obtained by going to Trulia.com and searching for a particular location and property type. Here is an example URL of property listings that are houses for rent in Jersey City, New Jersey:
The Trulia crawler will only accept property search results URLs and listing URLs. After entering all the search URLs you can also select the number of pages for the crawler to scrape as shown in the screenshot below.
3. Run the Trulia Scraper
After saving the crawlers input settings, select Gather Data or Start Gathering Data to run the scraper.
Note: The images below show the scraper in Start mode and Run mode. Once in running mode, the scraper can be paused by hitting Stop. The Trulia Crawler is a premium crawler that requires you to be subscribed to a paid plan. Hence, this crawler cannot be tested for free. You can subscribe to a ScrapeHero Cloud plan to scrape Trulia, starting at only $5 per month.
4. Download Trulia Real Estate Data
Once the job is completed, you can select View Data and Download Data. The data is available in Excel, CSV, or JSON format.
The example shown below is the scraped real estate data downloaded in JSON format.
Scrape Real Estate Data using Trulia Crawler
We have done a sample run to show how you can scrape real estate data using the Trulia Crawler.
We used the location as ‘Newark, New Jersey’ and the property type as ‘House’ for this sample run.
Below are the search results for properties available in Newark, New Jersey as shown on Trulia:
Important Features of the ScrapeHero Trulia Crawler
View Data – ScrapeHero Cloud allows you to view the data being scraped instantly.
Schedule Your Scraping – ScrapeHero Cloud allows you to customize and schedule your scraping jobs as well.
Data Delivered to your Dropbox – Paid subscription users may upload completed jobs to a Dropbox account under the Integrations tab.
API Access – An API Key can be generated through a link to automate the crawler. This is also available under the Integrations tab.
Gathering location intelligence is important for a profitable real estate investment. That is why real estate web scraping can provide so much value by giving you data in a timely manner. Collecting real estate data about businesses and retail stores, can help track competitors across various cities, states, and countries. This way you can stay updated about their expansion and closures. You can also monitor vacancies around certain locations by using real estate data. Investors and venture capitalists have started using real estate-based alternative data in order to make important investment decisions.
Web scraping real estate data from websites such as Realtor, Zillow, Trulia, and other such websites allow you to gain valuable insights. Using data extraction tools and Web scraping service providers like ScrapeHero can help automate this real estate data collection for your data needs.
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