Realtor.com seems to be fading into the Sunset. Self inflicted outcome.
My last encounter with them was reminiscent of those who we contacted at the newspapers. An arrogant, dismissive bunch who were completely out of touch with the value of the service they provided. They quite literally bit the hand that fed them. Overpriced, overbearing, over-the-top belligerence makes them a resource of last consideration.
They however are included in my communication with the consumer regarding the consumers advance to the buyer status.
1. Entertainment. (Zillow , Trulia)
2. Data gathering (Realtor,com, Remax)
3. Serious (preapproval, regional MLS consumer portal)
4. Committed (real estate professional sites, local MLS)
Like others have reported, I encounter not a single buyer or seller or agent who mentioned Realtor.com in any context.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL