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705,312
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No. Do you?

May 09, 2019 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,336,291
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Taking over?  Really?  Times change.  The world evolves.  The future of real estate and the latest players may or may not even be known yet.  There are bigger concerns.  And that's not a news flash.  

May 09, 2019 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
769,156
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

It's possible but it is an unknown 

May 09, 2019 11:44 AM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

They may try.

May 09, 2019 11:51 AM
Rainmaker
217,430
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I think a large percentage of real estate sales will occur online with very little face to face communication. There is a whole generation of people that prefer it that way. I do not think that traditional sales will go away, it will just be another option for buyers and sellers.

May 09, 2019 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,277,363
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The smart money is on personalized service enhanced by technology, not technology by itself!

May 09, 2019 02:18 PM
Rainmaker
371,847
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I think real estate keeps evolving and no one knows what will happen in the future.

May 09, 2019 01:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,606,578
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

NO! I think they will be dead and gone in 10 years Will Hamm . There is always something better around the corner.

May 09, 2019 11:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,550,070
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I seriously doubt it. They still can't tell a home-buyer if the seller is going through a divorce or is having some other life change that is causing a sale. They can't tell a buyer if the septic system is in need of a major repair or if the foundation has issues that might require a professional inspection. They can't tell a buyer if the neighborhood is experiencing a change. They can't tell a buyer if a neighbor has a barking dog. Some things can only be discovered by an agent who is familiar with the neighborhood, the market and the circumstances.

May 09, 2019 01:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No. I, for one, would not work with them as a consumer and I know I'm not the only one.

May 09, 2019 01:52 PM
Rainmaker
2,455,514
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

They have a bite radius that cannot be denied nor ignored

May 09, 2019 01:12 PM
Ambassador
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No way.

May 09, 2019 01:05 PM
Rainmaker
583,350
Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

No, not in their best dreams or my lifetime  They are talking the talk but won't be able to walk the walk

May 09, 2019 12:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,534,826
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No. R.c's time has come & gone - a has been.

Z's goal is to take over the planet.

May 09, 2019 02:52 PM
Rainmaker
544,210
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Nope!

May 09, 2019 02:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,066,227
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

 

 

 

                         NO

 

May 09, 2019 02:42 PM
Rainmaker
411,958
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

No I don't think they'll take over but it would help slow them down if agents stop paying them money to get inbetween agents (us) and the public. Stop paying for leads. Do your own marketing.

May 10, 2019 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
2,791,060
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

What are you smoking, Will? 

NO.

May 09, 2019 06:02 PM
Rainmaker
4,996,546
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no..... 

May 09, 2019 03:51 PM
Rainmaker
4,448,483
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

NO!  

May 09, 2019 02:52 PM
Rainmaker
548,433
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

No. 

May 10, 2019 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
671,682
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

They've had enough time to do so but haven't.

May 10, 2019 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
2,999,401
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That would be a no and a no. Here is the thing, they can not provide the hand holding, confort giving boots on the ground that many consumers need. Service sells, internet sites fade away to be replaced by a new gimmic

May 10, 2019 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
623,600
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

No. I think they're try to get as big of a piece of the pie as possible. It seems Zillow is already shrinking in market share which is probably why they're opening their own brokerages. We also don't know what else is brewing out there. If Amazon does enter the ring (which it sounds like they might), then they'll be one more conglomerate to worry about. Real Estate is changing, no doubt about it. 

May 10, 2019 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,017,052
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew

May 10, 2019 03:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,491,944
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not sure about those two, but eventually all sales will move into a digital world.

May 09, 2019 11:07 PM
Rainmaker
5,383,493
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not this year.

May 09, 2019 05:46 PM
Rainmaker
761,101
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Be aware, both of these companies are MARKETING companies, not real estate companies. Companies such as these will make it increasingly difficult and expensive for the agent to engage online real estate buyers or sellers.

The world as I see it will find agents with extremely limited access to the consumer. So the choice is learn the 'old school' sales trade of G&G or forfeit increasingly larger portions of compensation for the opportunity to have access to a consumer.

You can feel the tremors of a coming evolution in real estate. Z or R will not be the drivers.

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 has shared a great deal about this previously and presents a real argument regarding current agents sunsetting with their peer clients.

May 09, 2019 12:25 PM
Rainer
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HOMEiZ.COM Real Estate Technology
HOMEiZ.COM - Agoura Hills, CA
The Real estate social network

The best answer to this question is to ask the consumer and not to read online articles what Zillow and others like them want you to believe.We actually conducted a live survey going to the Thousand oaks mall in southern California. We asked 250 people 3 major questions.

1: Will you sell or buy a home without using the assistance of a real estate agent? 248 answered no.They will want to use a real estate agent and will not do it themselves without an agent.

2:Will you buy a home in a click of a mouse doing the entire process online?

245 people answered no.They will use a real estate agent to assist them in the process.

3:Do you know who Zillow is or Realtor.com?

185 people did not know who is Zillow or Realtor.com.

So, the conclusions are: 1:Venture capitals investing billions of dollars on dreams that will never come true and want you to believe that they invented a new wheel.

2: Most of people want to interact with people, want and need the human touch.

3:The process of selling and buying real estate is no walk in the park.It is very complicated and it involves many emotions that an AI will never solve.

Until now I have a hard time to understand why so many real estate agents are paying so much money to those who are basically their competition and want to eliminate them.

 

May 11, 2019 11:46 AM
Ambassador
3,315,310
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

No!

May 10, 2019 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,238,981
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Zillow will try and we'll be gladly paving the way for it by blindly handing them over our listings.  Zillow now buys homes, sells those homes, has a lending office and even an escrow company (if memory serves).  They are even required to have a Broker's license in several states due to their iBuyer program.  Although the swear they won't do it, we all know it's just a quick jump from where they are to being the next Redfin.

May 10, 2019 12:38 PM
Rainer
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Jill Benson
Mary Lou Bailey Realty - Montgomery, AL
Real Estate agent serving Tri-County Area

It's beginning to look that way, they have options for mortgages now.  

May 10, 2019 10:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,118,886
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

No way.

Jul 07, 2019 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
318,428
Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

No. Only if Realtors/agents allow it.

Cheers!

Jun 08, 2019 09:53 AM
Rainmaker
680,044
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My crystal ball only knows that the future is uncertain.

May 15, 2019 04:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,543,305
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The bastards will try like HELL, but eventually, the needs of consumers to have custom treatment will prevail with the preference for a warm body

May 11, 2019 07:26 AM