A step in the right direction.
I've been pondering the issue of registration recently. When it comes to searching the San Antonio MLS, I am confident that RErockstar.com (my main site) provides one of the best ways to search for homes in San Antonio (thanks to my good friends at ARE-TEC). After thinking about it for a few months, I have decided to open up the floodgates and remove all registration requirements from the site.
The answer is simple. You would have done it anyway. I never required registration on my site. While searching for a home in San Antonio using our MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and IDX, my site would remind you to register. It's called the "nag" function. Every so often, the MLS search would "nag" you to register. Soft, gentle reminders. I decided they were getting in the way of your search.
Some agents would say this is crazy, because I am just throwing the information out there and hoping someone will contact me and say "I want to buy this house." My gut (and local San Antonio Twitter friends) say differently. We all know I'm not doing this for free, I expect to work and be paid for my work. All Realtors® do. People in general like to get paid. Here's my theory. If you try out my San Antonio home search and like it, you're more apt to come back if you don't keep getting nagged to enter in your name, telephone number, and email address. You'll actually use the site more frequently and as you become comfortable there, you'll start reading my blogs and getting to know me. From there, the choice is yours - do you trust me enough to pick up the phone and call me or enter in your contact info so I can call you?
I'm here to build a relationship with my clients and my prospective clients (as well as the local community in general) and by allowing you the freedom to explore on your own, without me calling you every five minutes of the day, you will have time to make the kind of choices that I am a big proponent of - personal, educated, informed choices.
I know you'll love the search feature on RErockstar.com so much, that I'm confident to know you'll come back for more. And when the time is right and you feel ready, you'll pick up that phone or send me an email and ask for an appointment to sit down with and see if we're a great match.
What are you waiting for - search for San Antonio homes without registration today! - RErockstar.com San Antonio MLS Search
Alternately, you can also use the handy quick search to begin your basic search right here (it will open the full search site from there):