C'mon. Some of those mailings are fun. I do actually like seeing listed homes or homes that have sold, especially from some of the nicer agents.
And, there's this one who can't seem to send a postcard about a listing without either a typo or an inaccuracy about something basic (bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.) I don't know if proofing is done by the agent or someone else, but most would have fixed the issue by now. But, it's a running joke for us. This agent also sold a house for one of our neighbors for less than I offered, apparently wrongly thinking I would lowball.
Honestly, I liked that neighbor, and wasn't aware they were having difficulties because they were only ever in town for a few weekends per season and we'd been missing one another for about 6 months. I would have made them an off market deal that would have saved them three months of a lot of stress, and a frustrating time with an agent they'll not be recommending.
The new neighbors are FT residents, really nice, and a great fit for the neighborhood, so it all worked out excellently.
And, yes, Vacasa uses pricing programs as does most of the STR space these days. Some traditional PMs are using them in some areas now as well. Reminiscent of the movement to keycode locks, ring cameras, and other home automation.