Nothing like a good cease-and-desist letter to tarnish the reputation of an institution with an already low public regard. The National Association of Realtors, the protectors of the real estate industry and the trademarked term Realtor (r), has decided that RealtorGenius.com has to, well, stop using the phrase “Realtor” in its domain name. Which pretty much means…it’s going to have to shut down.
Fortunately, the Sellsius boys, fresh from their cross-country trip and a fishin’ expedition, are ready to do battle. Coincidence?
Tags: Industry, NAR
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6 responses so far ↓
1 Joseph Ferrara.sellsius // Oct 2, 2007 at 12:13 pm
This would make for an interesting case, dontcha think?
Hey Real G– email me at jf.sellsius (at) gmail
Funny, our post was inspired by another realtor interloper, Realtorclix.com, who asked that I look at their new social networking site.
2 The NAR Fires a Shot at RealtorGenius.com at The Phoenix Real Estate Guy // Oct 2, 2007 at 9:21 pm
[...] Others opine: Bloodhound, Comeover.com, sellsius, 3 Oceans, [...]
3 Reason Number 4,761 the National Association of Realtors is Useless | Phoenix Real Estate and Homes for Sale - Dalton’s Arizona Homes Blog // Oct 3, 2007 at 9:03 am
[...] pursue. I’m sure the fact B.R. has been critical of the powers that be had noooooooooothing to do with the decision to send a cease and desist [...]
4 Jon Loren // Oct 3, 2007 at 11:30 am
Yeh~~~sure “No” more “FREE” speech Kevin,~~~~”YOU” promote all day lon ;But along comes a guy like me with “REAL” alternatives and “YOU” tell me not to tell “YOUR” Baudience~?~REAL HONEST~! ~Jon @ http://www.MLSprintouts.com (A Great Referral *&* Lead Generation website contary to all cthe “LOSERS ” I’ve seen promoted~!~!~!Jon
5 Kevin Boer, Realtor, Alain Pinel Realtors, // Oct 3, 2007 at 5:15 pm
Jon, thanks for coming by again. I’m afraid you may have misunderstood my earlier comments to me. I’m all about free speech. Come to my site and say pretty much anything you want, with two exceptions:
a) Anything that could be considered libelous
b) Anything blatantly self-promotional
In my judgment, your earlier comments were a clear violation of b). Your comment above is also fairly blatantly self-promotional. I shall leave it there, at least for the time being, simply as evidence of my assertion that you are being overly self-promotional.
Let me ask you two questions:
a) Do you have a blog? (I don’t see one on your site at first glance.)
b) If you do have a blog, would you consider it appropriate for me to come by and make the following comment:
“Interesting post. For all your San Francisco Bay Area real estate needs, contact My phone number is .”
If your answer is “no” then my point above is clear.
If your answer is “yes” then we have different definitions of what’s appropriate on a blog.
6 Craig Davidenko // Oct 12, 2007 at 5:16 am
Ok lets all calm or should I say “com” down?! Denial, some people think that certain things last forever.however those people eventually learn the plain and simple truth.many many years ago the dinosaurs romed the earth alongside real estate brokers and agents who held the “holy grail”..”the mls book” but then came along came the world wide web.dinosaurs extinct and brokers and agents wondering when people would notice that they in fact did not hold the “mls” anymore.
I am a real estate broker who lives in the year 2007. To be exact 10/07″A time that will be read about” I am starting a New Real Estate Marketing Company called FlatRateRealEstate.com-Interested brokers should call as I will begin with seeds throughout the country. If you live in Tampa Florida your domain would be tampa.flatraterealestate.com THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE IS HERE AND COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU!
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