She writes: "For a tech company, Realtor.com is surprisingly out of touch. Why should agents be excited about paying Realtor.com for privileges they can get for free elsewhere? There are other sites like Zillow climbing up Realtor.com's back that offer agents a lot more for free. ....On Realtor.com, they don't even get their names on their listing unless they pay enhancement fees. Other sites are willing to provide all kinds of enhancements ---including agent profiles for free. Zillow takes listings from feeds and individual. No limit on photos, tours, videos or anything else. They even provide agent profiles for free. It's such a good deal, Zillow has seduced major franchisors Realogy and Keller Williams, along with ZipRealty, Prudential California and dozens of top regionals. In six months, they've added two million listings and counting."
She concludes: "Zillow isn't the number one real estate destination site yet, but it's got momentum. Realtor.com isn't bringing any game. They need to come up with something better than four free photos, and quick."
Thank you Blanche for the kind words and astute analysis.