realtorcom: ARG & the Syndicators: The Rest of the Story - 05/02/12 12:41 AM
It's been three months?  The rest of the story
Jim Abbott's first video was three months ago?  It's hard to believe it's been three months since ARG stopped their listings from going to, Trulia and Zillow. ARG is a small real estate company in San Diego. 
Does your broker or mls send your listings to and Zillow? (not a syndicator? Conversations from three months ago... is different than and Zillow... )/ Is syndication of listings good or bad for your sellers?  You?  Your brokerage? Buyers in your market?  
ARG was not … (21 comments)

realtorcom: Rumor adding our Canadian friends? Not so fast.... - 07/16/10 04:21 AM

Did you hear? is adding the listings of our Canadian friends?
Buzzbuzzhome's blog  says so coming to Canada
"According to, America's largest online player in real estate listings is on route to Canada. California based Move, Inc. which operates multiple online real estate portals such as, will start listing Canadian properties on within several weeks." Not so fast.  If you click on the link says it isn't so. It just ain't so... "Correction: has been contacted by Move, Inc. and informed that does not have plans to offer Canadian listings at this … (6 comments)

realtorcom: the battle of the DOJ and NAR - 06/11/10 01:25 AM
Ancient history the battle of the DOJ and NAR:
Once upon a time long, long ago in a land... well right here in the USA,  the DOJ (Department of Justice), and NAR (National Association of REALTORS®)  fought a battle.  Carla Jacobs wrote:  
"NAR fought a hard legal battle when the Dept of Justice filed an anti-trust lawsuit against them (years ago).  When the DOJ asserted having the MLS' "priority" and not open to the public, they deemed it anti-competive, not consumer friendly, etc.  When NAR lost, DOJ did this to us -- not NAR.  This, and this alone opened up the IDX (para)sites of … (15 comments)

realtorcom: Real Living HER Open House - Win a TV - 04/09/10 05:25 AM
There are lots and lots of open houses this weekend.  Visit a  Real Living HER Open House this weekend and you have...
a chance to win a 42-inch LG plasma TV from hhgregg
.... just for attending Real Living Open Houses!  No purchase necessary.  Must be 18 years of age.
This is the National Open House Weekend... the Columbus Board of REALTORS (all Central Ohio Member brokerages)  list by School District was 21 pages as of Thursday April 8, 2010...
The  Real Living HER Open House List has over 640 Open Houses now and those are the listings that you can … (2 comments)

realtorcom: Time for NAR to move on Move? - 10/05/09 11:11 AM
Missy Caulk pointed out.... Jonathan's post in light of EmMee Hill's post about an odd ad displayed on the website. EmMee's post is Members Only...
In NAR it's time to make a move on Move Jonathan shared history
History of (Excerpted from website)"In November 1996, the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS® approved an agreement between the REALTORS® Information Network (RIN)—NAR’s wholly-owned subsidiary--and RealSelect, Inc. to take over the operations of NAR’s official Internet site, At the time, many business models were considered to finance the development of NAR’s Leadership Team decided … (13 comments)

realtorcom: ActiveRain's got gas.... - 07/05/09 04:49 AM
Lenn compared Google links on ActiveRain, Inman,, Zillow, etc.
ActiveRain losing gas? By what measurement?
Lenn is comparing Google Backlinks and Pages Indexed...  
I can't help comparing traffic but if you put huge sites like and Zillow in it makes ActiveRain look dinky... but I am comparing to and to another social network for the real estate industry with blogs. Realtown is older than
Permalink to graph stats
Yearly growth in traffic for ActiveRain has grown over 40%. And look at that kinda pinky link there.... that is … (36 comments)

realtorcom: Central Ohio's best real estate search? - 05/06/09 02:28 AM
Well maybe not best but what search do you use to find local homes?  This post is written to consumers not the real estate industry or real estate social media gurus (as both groups might be biased!)
Use more than one?  Vote for more than one... you can vote to up to six... hopefully you are NOT trying to use six searches to find local homes....
Online Surveys & Market Research I first asked the question, long, long ago in 2006 on the original Columbus Best Blog (name later changed to Discover Columbus) a Realtown blog... When I first asked, I … (0 comments)

realtorcom: Neighborhoods - 11/19/07 10:46 PM
Have you seen the new* neighborhoods on ?
What do you think of it? Nationally has 34 markets now where they have neighborhoods.  How does look in your market?  How is Neighborhoods the same or different than what ActiveRain intended to be? 
Will you build neighborhoods for  Do you think consumers will build neighborhoods for has 88 Columbus neighborhoods listed so far.  In Columbus Ohio some of what is calling neighborhoods  are cities (suburbs) and some are Columbus  neighborhoods.  As they say in the video, it's a wiki.  Realtors, community members can go … (18 comments)

realtorcom: REALTOR® or "service provider" - 10/28/06 07:25 AM
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Roberta "breaking news" Murphy's Active Rain Blog - and Locking Horns 
Sellsius Blog - vs. Realtor's Allan Dalton Calls Zillow Carnival Act 
While listening to the video (what's to watch??) I was busy Googling I wanted to go back in time and see what was said when Zillow was introduced. 
What's your home worth? Get a 'Zestimate'  Feb. 8, 2006"A new site promises sophisticated home valuations and -- one day -- an end to 6% commissions.By Stephen Gandel, … (7 comments)

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