Oh boy, now I did it.
It feels like change is in the air – just ask any agent who is paying attention. But most want to shrug it off, and pray they make enough money before the SHTF.
I applaud Notorious Rob for furthering the discussion – my comments are towards the end of his post:
The gist of it is this – some day a game changer will come along that has the potential to commoditize the industry where we won’t need 1.2 million realtors to conduct the business. The business will be dumbed down to just order-taking, and no realtors will be left to provide the expertise to make sure you don’t make a mistake.
It’s not that big of a deal in the travel industry. If you make a mistake with your vacation, you learn a lesson and do better next time. In the real estate business, one mistake can cost you big money, and/or stick you with the wrong house – or cost you the right one.
These days, I feel more like Captain Willard than Hunter S. Thompson: