Why real estate professionals shouldn’t worry about becoming obsolete

By June 16, 2017 Inman No Comments
Why real estate professionals shouldn’t worry about becoming obsolete

I have been reading about Zillow Instant Offers, and it never occurred to me to see it as an immediate threat to my business. Homebuyers and sellers have always had the option to buy or sell without the involvement of a real estate agent, but most call the agent anyway.

Not only do most homebuyers and sellers work with real estate agents, many of them work with the ones who charge the most or who are total jerks but drive nice cars. Some buyers and sellers even agree to dual agency, which probably isn’t in their best interest.

In addition to paying commissions, some consumers fork over a...

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