Its only a matter of time before the market eleminates the middle man and agents are no longer needed.... at least not employed to the degree they are at present.
When the service becomes available that allows the owner to represent themselves in an efficient manner - THEY WILL.
Come on... If you are paying an agent to sell your property --- lets say a $100k home --- and you are paying 6% commission: $6,000.00.... and they take pics like this:
Do you REALLY need them?
Any owner with a $50.00 cameral could do better.
Google should fund a nationwide home search and simplified offer system that eliminates the need for an agent or at least empowers the home seller to do more on their own behalf and thereby reduce the compensation for agents.