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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.