Todd thinks an agent should start a debate with Chris Pirillo and…

…his tips for how consumers can save money by going without a traditional agent.

However, if someone does take up this challenge, which could be quite interesting and information, I’d recommend first that you dive into the logic that permeates the tech crowd.    One of the slides that has made it into all of my presentation where I talk about understanding consumer expectations simply says:

  • “Real Estate Transactions are Inefficient”

The important point I make in my presentation is NOT whether or not this statement is true, but rather, the perception among the technology crowd, and many consumers, is that this statement is true…   Sites like Trulia, Zillow, dotHomes, Redfin, Roost, etc. were started by tech people who saw the real estate transaction as inefficient and had the technical and managerial skills to attack some element of the “inefficient” market by giving consumers more and/or better access to information.

(h/t for the idea goes to Todd)