Savage emphasizes the project is still taking shape, but the basic concept is that CAAR would begin a Wikipedia entry with some information about a neighborhood and expect â€œhomeowner associations, people who live or used to live in the neighborhood, realtors, and other locals to contribute.â€ CAAR would pilot the idea initially with about 10 neighborhoods. â€œIf you were planning on buying a home in a neighborhood, you would probably appreciate reading about it.â€
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Jim Duncan, â€œspeaking purely as a realtor and blogger,â€ lauds CAAR for â€œstepping into Web 2.0.â€ Yet despite considering himself â€œreally quite indifferent to the whole matter,â€ he can imagine two problems. First, placing editorial power in the hands of readers, sometimes called crowdsourcing, does not entirely eliminate the possibility that â€œrealtors could go on Wikipedia solely as a venue to advertise themselves.â€ If nobody revises a glowing self-report, it remains for others to find.