Category: Consultants

Pity the poor broker? Part 2, the Army of Davids

4 March, 2011 (09:06) | Brokers, Consultants, Homeownership, Housing, Innovations, Markets, New York City |

[Concluded from yesterday's Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post about the demise of real estate brokerage, using as our text a recent New York Times article, You Don’t have to Pay It, showed that, via the internet, the broker’s business model – predicated on a high-capital-cost infrastructure model – has been […]

Pity the poor broker? Part 1, the business-model implosion

3 March, 2011 (15:29) | Brokers, Consultants, Homeownership, Housing, Innovations, Markets, New York City |

 By: David A. Smith   If you’ve ever thought of being a real estate broker, you will be disabused by a critical perusal of a recent New York Times article, You Don’t have to Pay It, which describes an industry undergoing a business-model collapse not unlike that which has struck print media.   The poor […]