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August 30, 2007

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Lani

BRAVO!

Dustin

Thanks for adding to the hype about the platform. ;)

And just to clarify... The REALTOR.com blogging platform is based on the wordpress platform and, because you imply otherwise, the platform is free to all REALTORS.

Thanks again for spreading the word about this new platform and I look forward to seeing your continued coverage as we integrate the blogs deeper into REALTOR.com in such a way that will put the quality posts from our bloggers in front of relevant consumers! :)

Danilo Bogdanovic

Lani - Thanks!

Dustin - Wow...you're about as real and sincere in your comments as David G! No, I never implied that it cost Realtors anything. I said that it cost Realtor.com (aka Move, Inc/NAR) something because the blogging platform company charges. But, if you want to get technical, I and all other members of NAR are paying for this from our membership dues. In fact, your salary is paid out of my and other members dues as well. So yes, it does cost all Realtors something.

And now you're not only picking and choosing the "best blog", but you're picking and choosing the "relevant consumers"?! You guys sure are playing God over there.

Frank Borges LL0SA

I just tried it out. It is confusing.

It appears that you have to use THEIR blogging system vs them linking to Realtor members. Also a Realtor.com rep said you had to also be a Realtor.com enhanced (maybe it was showcased) listing client.

Dustin

Danilo,

Thanks for continuing the conversation... As I said the first round, you were wrong about the platform costing any money... As it is an open source platform it is free... both to Move and to all REALTORS. There's nothing disingenuous or insincere about that... In terms of NAR dues, it is pretty well documented that not one dollar of NAR dues has ever gone to fund Move (or my salary for that matter). Here's how NAR describes it: http://www.realtor.org/realtororg.nsf/pages/Rcominfo2?OpenDocument

At the time, many business models were considered to finance the development of REALTOR.com. NAR’s Leadership Team decided against using dues dollars or asking for a special assessment of the membership to fund REALTOR.com. While Homestore and its investors have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to build and operate REALTOR.com, no NAR funds or NAR member dues dollars have ever been used for the creation or operation of the site.

And Frank... Just to clear one thing up... You do not have to be a paying customer to get a free blog. It is available for free to any REALTOR. Sorry if a sales rep told you otherwise, but it is not necessary to talk to anyone to sign up. The sign up process is automated from this page: http://blogsignup.realtor.com/

If you have any questions, always free free to ping me.

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