NAR/R.com Agent Ranking Controversy UPDATE
In response to the R.com roll-out of the AgentMatch system in two MLS trial markets, a 16 member REALTOR® Advisory Board has been appointed “to help guide the platform’s evolution,” and possibly to quiet the uproar.
Agent response to the AgentMatch trial was swift and mostly negative earlier this month when the program was announced.
All 16 real estate professionals invited to serve on the board have accepted. According to the r.com President, “As people start to understand what we’re doing, their fears will go away.”
It’s not fear but unfair according to Keller Williams, a large REALTOR® franchise. Keller Williams has asked its 80,000 agents to oppose this new ranking platform.
Since R.com needs specific permission to cull sold statistics from MLSs, Keller Williams has asked all its agents to petition their individual MLSs to not participate.
If you’d like to catch up on this issue, here are some links.