Cracks in the foundation

Is this a sign? The Northwest Multiple Listing Service will no longer send their data to Realtor.com. My first reaction was “Wow.” Realtor.com depends on MLS’ sending them their data. Without the data, what is Realtor.com?

What if … more MLS’ pulled their data?

My question is this – will the NWMLS still allow, via IDX, their data to go to their broker sites, and in turn, google, trulia, etc? This could signal the beginning of the end for Realtor.com.

How will out-of-the-area buyers find the individual brokers’ sites, in light of Realtor.com’s no longer being an option?

Seattle Homes

The same way I just did. The search engines.  These are fascinating times to be a part of an industry that is changing more rapidly than ever before

Locally, see what happens when one searches for “Charlottesville homes”? (note: my website comes up #2 – Wow again!)

Local google Search

This I know – soon, the search engines will refine their real estate search even further. It just has to happen.

Technorati Tags: , , , ,

(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)

2 Comments

  1. Karen Rhodes October 20, 2006 at 21:59

    I applaud them! We don’t need R.com. Listings are available thru IDX and VOW feeds on individual REALTOR sites and thru our local association sites. R.com going away will in no way hurt the industry.

  2. Pingback: Real Central VA - Tracking the Charlottesville and Central VA real estate market and more » Cracks widen in MLS dominance