His summary of the controversy is well done.
His grasp of the real estate industry, however, is not, as evidenced by the post title itself.
Active Rain is not a Realtor, or Realtors. It is an Internet startup. Its product is a blogging ecosystem for real estate professionals.
Move.com is not a Realtor, or Realtors. It is an established Internet company, affiliated with NAR, which itself is also not a Realtor, or Realtors, but an association of Realtors. Move.com’s products, until recently, specifically did not include a blogging platform.
Fairly predictably, Mr. Arrington could not resist the opportunity to take yet another swipe at the real estate industry, though it is hard to argue with one of his statements:
…a lot of people have had negative experiences with realtors and wish there was [sic] a better way to buy and sell houses. And whenever we write about how screwed up that industry is, the realtors come out and start trolling in the comments.
Ok, I admit, I was one of those trollers.
Tags: Active Rain, Industry, Michael Arrington, Move.com
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