Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I don't believe they are protecting agents, but protecting Realtor.com Z's competition.

Oct 30, 2016 02:40 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I tend to agree with Michael Setunsky on this.

Oct 30, 2016 04:05 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Too little, too late, I would think.

Oct 30, 2016 07:29 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

NAR has had its day...They will not rise again under same leadership

Oct 30, 2016 07:06 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Probably more of a reaction to their lawsuit than anything else.  Probably banned them long before the suit got settled.  My guess is it also has to do with finally realizing "Oh hey, we should probably do something to promote Realtor.com, even though we were complete bone heads and sold it off to Move, Inc."

Oct 30, 2016 04:24 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Definitely a good thing.

Oct 30, 2016 02:34 AM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

What Michael Setunsky said. And the interesting thing is that I know of several agents and brokers who still use the big Z regularly.

  

Oct 30, 2016 04:35 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

It is a positive move but since they did the unthinkable and sold off our name years ago...oh - don't let me get me started down that road

Oct 30, 2016 06:18 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Encouraged by what? The competition has been in plain sight for a decade with virtually no response.

Oct 30, 2016 04:56 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

It's interesting for sure. Zillow is not a threat nor an opressive presence in my business; I control the whip & the chair, so Zillow can roar all it wants.

 

Oct 30, 2016 04:52 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

A very good thing!

Oct 30, 2016 03:39 AM
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

A good thing and I'm impressed.

Oct 30, 2016 02:38 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Yes...it is late, but at least it is a start.

Oct 30, 2016 02:27 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes I am - but I doubt it will last

Oct 30, 2016 10:25 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - well, Michael Setunsky said it all...

Oct 30, 2016 03:41 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   NAR made this decision some time ago.  It's not about us Realtors, it's what Michael Setunsky said.

Oct 30, 2016 12:38 PM
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Jared Gelwarg
Weichert, Realtors - West Orange, NJ
The Schwartz Team (www.theschwartzteam.com)

Always have to find the GOOD in the BAD!

Oct 30, 2016 11:24 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think it's little too late for this.

Oct 30, 2016 09:33 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
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Michael Setunsky yes to his answer!

Oct 30, 2016 09:21 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Agents and people will still use Zillow, so i doubt banning them does any good. It might have the opposite affect because many people will get the impression that Zillow is so good, NAR is very concerned competing with them.

Oct 30, 2016 08:16 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I too am surprised at their show of cajones (& that is from the women lol). Do you know what their reason was? 

I'm not disagreeing but wonder after all these years why NOW this level of welcome?

Oct 30, 2016 02:49 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, did not know about this.

 

Oct 31, 2016 03:08 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I vote good thing

Oct 31, 2016 12:03 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I did not know.

Oct 30, 2016 09:37 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not care.

Oct 30, 2016 08:53 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Refreshing

Oct 30, 2016 01:58 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I say GOOD!

Oct 30, 2016 01:35 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I think it's a good thing for all of us to ban Zillow from our own business plans.  We, not NAR, are the ones who are floating Zillow's boat.

Oct 30, 2016 01:11 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

The horse is already out of the barn.  Does not matter unless/until there are other changes.

Oct 30, 2016 12:11 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I talked to a Zillow rep and he said they will not be there. They focused on attending the state conventions instead.

Oct 30, 2016 12:09 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Time will reveal the final outcome.

Oct 30, 2016 11:33 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I am sure that there is a reason somewhere behind the scenes that has nothing to do with the interests of the members.

Oct 30, 2016 10:43 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, we need to eliminate this entity from taking our business from our listings.

Oct 30, 2016 09:51 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It depends on the person

Oct 30, 2016 06:41 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm shocked but it's a good first step!!!

Oct 30, 2016 04:39 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A good thing for a first step!

Oct 30, 2016 06:41 AM