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Trulia’s new Facebook bot could give you a leg up in your Seattle rental search

Trulia is hoping their new Facebook bot is just the kind of tool to provide an advantage for renters.

Seattle renters (and renters everywhere, really) are looking for any kind of advantage in their quest to find a place to live. Trulia is hoping their new Facebook bot is just the kind of tool to provide said advantage.

All you do is log on to Facebook, call up Trulia’s new messaging bot and then enter your query. For example, “for rent Seattle.”

Here’s what you would see:

The more specific your query, the more specific your results. Distill your results by including info like “two bed, two bath for rent in Seattle” or “one bed for rent in Seattle $1000.”

Depending on your search, the Trulia bot will give you a list of ten rental properties that just the hit market. It also gives you the option to get daily updates on new listings that match your criteria. The bot can even provide local information for a property, such as crime stats and demographic data. Helpful if you don’t know the location off-hand but want to make a quick decision.