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I just learned that when a buyer goes to Realtor.com and views my current listings and inquires for more information about a particular property and hits the inquire for more information button, that this inquiry does not come back to me as the listing agent, it goes to other agents that pay a fee to be a Realtor.com agent. This does not sound fair to me and I was never informed about this and had to discover it on my owne. How do you feel about it?
NAR/Realtors used to own and control realtor.com.
I did contact NAR and was sent to someone very familiar with the issue and acted as if he agreed with Realtor.com. He really could care less. What a shame.
There is almost nothing done for the good of the agents anymore. It is all about making money . Really every one is out to charge the agents for anything and everything anymore, even their own leads and clients.
Unfortunately, what you are saying is TRUE!
It's amazing how we pay to insert the information. Then it's sold 10 times over. Then we pay again to receive the leads off our information. And we even get fined from our MLS if we insert the wrong stuff or put our info/web site in the public description section. Legalized scammers...Oh and by the way if you think realtor.com is on our side your are mistaken.
I've signed up for Zillow, Realtor.com and Trulia leads in the past. Just recently signed up for Homes.com. Although they have less traffic than the other sites, they do their best to contact the listing agent on every lead. The salesman said they want to be fair to the industry. I thought that was very honorable of them, considering their competitors obviously don't give a damn about that.
So, just my little plug for Homes.com leads over others. Don't know yet how many leads will come from them though.
It seems they all think we make too much money for all that we do and they should profit from doing nothing and we are suppose to be okay with that when it's our information that they are profiting from. We should be charging them for this information.
Yes, we give them our information, so they can sell it back to other agents.
Its really sad that Realtor.com is the best the Association of Realtors could come up with for us. It doesn't help us keep our business, it makes us have to buy our own listings, crazy.