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Not All Real Estate Firms Oppose Realtor.com's AgentMatch
My company has issued the following press release in response to all the news surrounding Realtor.com's limited debut of AgentMatch.
Buyers Brokers Only, LLC Supports the Release of Real Estate Agent Data for Consumers to Review, Compare and Analyze December 6, 2013 – Haverhill, Mass.-based exclusive buyer agent real estate firm Buyers Brokers Only, LLC supports Realtor® groups and other organizations in their efforts to provide consumers with statistical data about real estate agents.
The real estate industry has been buzzing recently over Realtor.com's pilot agent-ranking platform known as AgentMatch. More than 800 multiple listing services nationwide provide Realtor.com with listings. Some, but not all, provide sales data. Using sales data from multiple listing services and other statistics, AgentMatch ranks real estate agents by zip code and neighborhood. Realtor.com unveiled the platform in early November, and AgentMatch presently is in pilot form in Las Vegas and Boulder, Colo. AgentMatch is geared toward home sellers.
Many real estate agents have voiced concerns over the AgentMatch platform. A large national real estate firm came out in opposition of AgentMatch and encouraged it agents and multiple listing services to not participate on AgentMatch. Real estate agents argue that rankings heavily weighted by sales ... more
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