Major Brokerage comes out against AgentMatch

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 531132

Keller Williams appears to be the first major brokerage to come out strongly again the AgentMatch Beta being conducted by Realtor.com. They have even taken the step to advise their agents to oppose the rating system.

You can read the entire article from Inman News here.

It certainly looks like a grassroots effort is beginning, to influence individual MLS's across the country not to participate.

Personally, I think this is a fantastic development, and I hope to see other major brokerages follow suit.

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Rainmaker
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Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
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I have asked Realtor.Com not to send me anything else via-email until they stop the madness. I will do what I can and hope that everyone else does too!

Nov 22, 2013 11:12 AM #1
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Marc McMaster
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I actually haven't seen much about it and haven't heard any scuttlebutt about it locally.  Definitely going to have to check into it.

Nov 22, 2013 11:28 AM #2
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Richard Weisser
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Rich...

KW has a ton of agents and I believe that they are all members of NAR so this is very interesting news!

Nov 22, 2013 11:30 AM #3
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William Johnson
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Hi Richard, While I have been with RE/MAX going on 25 years, I have the greatest respect for the way Keller Williams agents practice in the profession and when they openly oppose this hair brained idea, it speeks volumes.
Nov 22, 2013 11:44 AM #4
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
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Our NAR dues at work, defending lawsuits . . . Cease and Desist Letter to Agent Match

 

Nov 22, 2013 01:00 PM #5
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John Meussner
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This is good news - though it doesn't affect me directly, those who have raised objections seem to have some very valid ones.  Hope KW starts an industry wide trend with this.

Nov 22, 2013 02:12 PM #6
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Ray Wright
Keller Williams Realty - Riverside, CA
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I write a blog about this a few days ago where I shared the type of complaints I've heard from different agents. I haven't heard anyone come out for it. I'm gals my KW is standing firm against it. It will be interesting to see if anyone else does.
Nov 22, 2013 03:32 PM #7
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Richard,

It will be interesting to see how this all plays out and if other brokerages join in the fight against AgentMatch.

Nov 22, 2013 09:23 PM #8
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Cindy Jones
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I do have to wonder what NAR is thinking.   This should be interesting to watch play out and certainly I don't see the value for consumers when there are so many variables play into selecting a Realtor® to sell your home.

Nov 22, 2013 09:54 PM #9
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
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Other than as a means to create a clever (in Realtor.com's mind) marketing tool to attract viewers, this whole agent ranking just doesn't make sense.  As Cindy above said, there are too many variables to consider (on both the agent and client sides) to use some simple mathematic equation to ensure a blissful match.

Nov 22, 2013 11:55 PM #10
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Karen Kruschka
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Rich  In my opinion, NAR "sold the farm" lomg ago when they allowed realtor.com to control the name realtor on the web.  It does not serve the public well

Nov 23, 2013 03:00 AM #11
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Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

I was sure glad to see KW® stand up with its agents.

Nov 25, 2013 12:17 PM #12
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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NAR continues to work against the interests of its Members.  They are becoming annoying and irrelevant. 

Nov 27, 2013 09:59 AM #13
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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Richard, Good for KW. They are not afraid to take a stance and their voice will be heard.

Nov 27, 2013 11:42 AM #14
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Terri Woods
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This certainly is a hot topic. I love reading everyone's comments.

Nov 28, 2013 11:15 PM #15
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Brad MacKenzie
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Good thing. It's a start. Vive la revolucion. Rise up, stand up, stand up for your rights!

Dec 06, 2013 01:13 AM #16
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Jason Crouch
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Good to hear. If more large companies come out against this, it won't last, in my humble opinion.

Dec 09, 2013 03:51 AM #17
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