Realtor bashing a popular pastime

Consumers, agents expose incompetence in real estate

Realtor bashing has become a favorite pastime for many people both online and offline. Are their comments really justified?

This month I began a new consumer column for Inman News. I was curious to see what types of consumer questions were being asked on sites such as Trulia and Zillow. While the Trulia crowd appeared relatively tame, I was surprised by a post at Zillow — with more than 2,000 views — that proclaimed, "Realtors are like vultures."