I have always been against Realtor.com and the other real estate portals - Trulia, Zillow, etc. Our believe is in building the best website we can and them compete for local online marketing space. Supporting my competition is only a business model that appears to work in the real estate industry.
I was just notifed that our bill for Realtor.com enhanced listings was up - and was I excited - knowing that more listings in 2008 will now cost me more for 2009! But what really gets me is how shamlessly Realtor.com tries to promote their own products, with one of the best being the Featured Tour.
If you don't want to use the Featured Tour, you can upload video - which is good. However, when you look at your statistics, you only get information on how many people viewed Featured Tours - not videos. (and featured listings, etc). Now why would I want to sent that listing info to a client with all these NA's reported. It just causes more questions.
First, you can't even created a good PDF of the stats, second its filled with all kinds of NA's if your not using Realtor.com products and third we get to pay more for it.
What a deal!