Hi All,

Will real estate agents go the way of travel agents and taxi drivers as companies like Opendoor and Offerpad bring technology (and 3D Tours) to the buyer and seller?

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (1 February 2018) Buying, selling a home in metro Atlanta may just be a click away

“The key takeaway is that we are trying to revolutionize the way people buy and sell homes,” said David Zanaty, eastern regional manager for Opendoor, a San Francisco-based company. “We are trying to bring to real estate what Amazon brought to retail, what Uber and Lyft brought to transportation.”

"Use of the web is the wave of the future, agreed Jani Strand, senior vice president at Redfin, a national brokerage."

'“We use algorithms too,” she said. “We look at that as a starting point. We still have a human being come in.”'

"For instance, Redfin offered three-dimensional tours on line. And Redfin is experimenting in some markets with the quick-price-via-the-internet idea."

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution