Ok, this is kind of an open ended, can of worms question, so bear with me and tell me what you think. I have been doing alot of thinking the last year or so in regards to what direction our industry is taking. Everytime I think I have a grasp on what people will be doing in 10 or even 5 years, things seem to change.
Are we, as agents or brokers, going to be around? With more and more "discount" offices or online only offices, are we going the way of the dinasour?
What should we be doing to position ourselves for a big change in the way the industry is set up. I know its all about internet marketing right now, but what ideas do you have to seperate yourself from everyone else online? As other biz. models that charge small amounts to advertise online, or FSBO sellers using places like craigslist and Zillow to advertise, what are your best reasons to tell sellers to continue to use us?
Any thoughts you have are greatly appreciated!