I think CoStar offers a very unique, hands on service. This thread is more about their handling of Loopnet. CoStar is hell bent on getting rid of the #1 CRE site in the country and calling it CoStar for some reason I will not understand.
Grandmas, students and all walks of life now know the name Loopnet, just in time for it to go away.
CoStar is going to control a ton of data and charge even more for it. Up until about 2010I think Loopnet was $79 a quarter for full service. They didn't offer comps then, just for sale listings and for lease. It was great. Even just a few years ago it was awesome. Now it seems you have to pay $10k a year to CoStar to get the dope on Loopnet.
Soon Loopnet will be no more and we will all be talking about the good ol' days.