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Realtor.com not for Realtors anymore…

I’ve been watching the Zillow / Trulia merger fairly close to see what is going to happen next.  For those of you not in real estate, this is a big deal.

The National Association of Realtors, respective state and local associations have basically held the monopoly on real estate agents ability to market properties effectively.  Since Zillow and Trulia combined blow Realtor.com out of the water, how long is it going to be before they start sending the message to real estate licensees that they don’t have to pay association dues to promote listings?

While this might seem like a good idea for agents in  the beginning, in the long run will it cause more harm than good?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is one of the largest lobbying groups on Capitol Hill and  yes while they fight hard to protect the position of the Realtor, they also do a lot of fighting for the benefit of homeowners.  Without NAR, things like homeowner tax exemptions, non-recourse on short sales and big bank takeover of real estate would all look a lot different today.

Now that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has purchased Move Inc who operates Realtor.com, will that only strengthen Zillow’s position? It could quite possibly no longer be about the Realtor anymore but more about advertising dollars (it is already but more so).  With Zillow’s dominance will Rupert.com Realtor.com be able to catch back up?  If not, it could signify the demise of the real estate associations.

Is that a good thing or bad thing and why?

Here’s a great video with Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff

By | 2014-10-04T09:50:13+00:00 October 4th, 2014|Categories: From Anthony|0 Comments

About the Author:

Anthony has been a resident of the Tustin Area since he was in fourth grade where he attended Guinn Foss Elementary. Anthony proudly attended Tustin High. Shortly after graduation from high school, Anthony got married and joined the U.S. Army. He served 2 years in Friedberg Germany and his wife was able to go there with him. Pretty much since then, Anthony has served in the Real Estate community locally in sales and helping new agents build their businesses. Anthony is a father of two amazing children and is still happily married to his high school sweetheart.

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