NAR/R.com Agent Ranking Controversy UPDATE

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore

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.

Is Agent Ranking Really NAR’s Job?

Can AgentMatch Survive the Backlash (inman)

R.com Seeks Agent Input (inman)

Keller Williams Agent Email I Received

 

 

 

 

Comments (9)

Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

  Our market center agents will be sending a petition....just whispering NO is not enough.

Nov 24, 2013 08:12 PM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

That's a great idea!

Nov 24, 2013 08:26 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

This is but one more insane and ludicrous thing NAR does to alienate its members.

I guess new agents don't have a prayer of getting noticed now?

Go figure

Nov 24, 2013 09:07 PM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The more I read the les I like this.

I will be voicing my opinion.

Nov 25, 2013 06:56 AM
Steve Shelton
RE/MAX Tri-State 256-810-4786 - Florence, AL
REALTOR, Florence, AL homes

Good Post Laura. This subject certainly deserves our attention.

Nov 25, 2013 10:12 PM
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

Realtors® hat it but the public may like it so the dues paying members may lose.

Nov 26, 2013 02:21 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Hi Laura! I just stopped by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2013 05:21 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Hey Laura...come out come out wherever you are.....we miss you in the rain !

Mar 29, 2014 11:56 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Stopping in to say HI...where ARE u ???

Sep 22, 2014 11:03 PM