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Rudy On Leaving For Trulia


Anyone that has been involved with the is familiar with Rudolph D. Bachraty III, AKA Rudy.Rudy has been half of the duo at Sellsius Real Estate. If you followed the now infamous blogging tour last year, you have no doubt seen Rudy’s video skills. Unless you’ve been hidden under a rock, you’ve also seen the back and forth between Zillow and some of the other light hearted and sometimes controversial fun that Rudy has stirred up over the past few years.

Rudy has announced this morning that he will be joining Trulia in a Social media capacity. You can find out more about what that entails at the official announcement over at Trulia Blog. I think this is a great move for Trulia, Rudy has tremendous energy and great understanding of Web 2.0. Rudy is no doubt a busy guy right now, but he took time out to answer a few questions for me, via Facebook of course!

Q: First Congrats on your new Gig. After all this time building up the Sellsius brand, what compelled you to join Trulia?
A: Thanks Mike! Hope all is well with you and the rest of the Genius gang. It was a great opportunity to join a fantastic team with a great vision. My experience with Sellsius was amazing and has opened many doors for me. I guess you can say that’s the power of blogging. Not to mention being social both online and offline. You never know what opportunities will present themselves to you.

Q: Can you give us an idea of what your job description will entail?
A: So, as the new Social Media Guru at Trulia, I will manage the Trulia blog and Trulia’s social media presence both online and off. In addition, I will be contributing to many new Trulia initiatives in the near future.

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Q: Will your new job entail a relocation or will you be staying put in the Big Apple?
A: I will be based in the Big Apple. However, I will certainly be building up some frequent flyer miles over the coming months πŸ™‚

Q: What changes can we expect to the Trulia blog?
A: We have a few fun changes in mind for the blog. Think content and a new theme….. So if anyone has any suggestions on what they would like to see, please send them to rudy (at) trulia dot com

Q: You’ve never been shy about controversy as a means of getting blogging attention. Do you feel you will need to “couch” yourself a bit or can we expect the same old Rudy we have some to know and love?
A: I’m on a short leash Mike. Darn it’s tight. In all seriousness, I will still be me. However, now that I joined the successful team at Trulia, let’s hope I don’t ruin their rep.

I have no doubt that Rudy will bring nothing but positive results to Trulia, and after having had the chance to hang out with him for a while, He will have fun doing it. ~MP

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  1. Heather Fernandez

    February 1, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Thanks Michael – we couldn’t be more psyched about having Rudy on our team!!

  2. Lani Anglin

    February 1, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Rudy is a great guy with an amazing enthusiasm and with his web2.0 background, he’ll make a great SM for Trulia! Will he be a little more Glenn or a little more David G??? Can’t wait to see…

  3. Joseph Ferrara.sellsius

    February 1, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I don’t want Rudy to get in any hot water with the Zillow posts so I will come clean that I have been the guilty culprit in tossing eggs at Zillow. Good luck on your new roadtrip buddy.

  4. Benn Rosales

    February 1, 2008 at 11:55 am

    I feel kinda sad, Joe- how’re you really feeling on this one?

  5. Joseph Ferrara.sellsius

    February 1, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    I wish Rudy well and am happy for him and his family. Trulia is a great company to work for and they will really benefit from having him on the team.

  6. Lani Anglin

    February 1, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Joe, are you auditioning people for Sellsius? πŸ™‚

  7. Joseph Ferrara.sellsius

    February 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Do you want to audition? πŸ™‚

    I never thought about it but maybe I should consider opening it up. But it would have to be something different. Email me and we can share some ideas. jf.sellsius [at]

  8. Michael

    February 1, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for taking time out to talk to us Rudy. Joe, sounds like you’ll have no problems finding someone to try to fill those big shoes. πŸ™‚

  9. rudy

    February 1, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Mike!

    Thanks so much for taking the time with me today. It’s always nice to be interviewed by a genius.

    Hi Heather – Are you following me already???? πŸ™‚

    Hi Lani! – Wow. Thanks so much for all the support. Glenn Kelman or David G? Hmmmmm? Now that’s a really good question. As boring as it may sound, I think I’ll just be me πŸ™‚

    Hey Joker! – Thanks. Maybe now David G. will pick up my phone calls….

    Hi Benn! – I am confident that Joe will be just fine. Good luck amigo!

    Michael – You know what they say about big shoes?

  10. mike

    February 1, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Yep Same old Rudy! LOL!

  11. Benn Rosales

    February 1, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    so if I write a post that says Trulia blows, Rudy is the one who will come running?

  12. Benn Rosales

    February 1, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Not that Trulia blows πŸ˜‰

  13. ines

    February 1, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    OMG – I don’t know what to say – I saw all these “congrats” on twitter and I have to tell you that although I’m extremely happy for Rudy, and Trulia is lucky to have him…..I’m also bummed about Sellsius. (although it will be easier to know who posts what!) πŸ™‚

  14. rudy

    February 1, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Yup, that would be me Benn πŸ˜‰

    Hi Ines – Everything will be ok…..stay tuned…..

  15. Drew Meyers

    February 1, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Congrats Rudy

  16. rudy

    February 1, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks Mr. Meyers!

  17. Missy Caulk

    February 1, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Rudy, can’t wait to see what you will unfold over there.

  18. rudy

    February 2, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Me too Missy!

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