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Diana Watson,…, Real Estate Pro in Fayetteville, NC

How do you feel about Zillow buying Trulia?

Asked by Diana Watson, ABR,ASP,MRP, Fayetteville, NC Sun Aug 3, 2014

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I think that it's fine. Seriously. The Zillow team seems to have site integrity, fuction, and flow down better than Trulia. Perhaps some of that will rub off over here.

As to all the agents running around swearing that the sky is falling and that T & Z are going to become some broker or find a way to press down commissions by becoming some major FSBO portal...that's not something I'm worried about AT ALL.

There are inherent financial realities in this business that "the internet" is not going to change. Those bedrock realities will preserve the role of the real estate agent for the foreseeable future and the realities of running a real estate business will keep commissions pretty much where they are today.
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Thanks Brian for your insight.
Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014
Perhaps they will install a management that actually cares about the agents that provide the content for their site, at this point i dont think we will get any worse.
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This outrage will pass with the next outrage.
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At this point not very good, just hoping that the platforms don't merge. I like the ad payment options better on Trulia than a flat 12 month option on Zillow. But, I have to roll with the punches.
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I'm trying not to think about it...

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Not giving it much thought. Just one more business decision that may or may not affect us. And, what could we do about it anyway?
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You maybe right about not being able to do anything with their decisions. However, as Realtors, we have a lot of power and T & Z and others like them rely heavily on our money to get to where they are now. Some of us may not pay to advertise but that doesn't exclude firms and MLS's who do.
Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014
the way trulia's site is being run now can't get any worse - can only improve...............there's no need for "captcha" on huge glitches get notified when new responses are posted.........things seem to be running smoothly there.......let's hope that part at least rubs off here

Otherwise I could care less about the buyout.......time will tell if there is any impact (positive or negative).....curious how it will affect the cost of advertising, but then.......I don't pay to advertise here!

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