Turn Realtor.com into nonprofit information source

Guest perspective: New strategy for real estate Web site

The Inman News editorial, “Realtors association should unleash Realtor.com,” presents some interesting ideas. However, the basic premises that Homestore should be allowed to implement a referral-for-a-fee business model and that Realtor.com is an asset too valuable to lose are flawed in several respects.

Realtor.com is good at being a free information source.