Check out the date 1995, same year @RealEstateCafe became the first internet-based, walk-in housing information center in the world. Our original 1,200 SF storefront seems magical now, but we’re always eager to learn from what’s not working. See excerpt from previous blog post on #SmartFailing: “In January, 1995 there were approximately 100 #RealEstate Web sites that offered real estate for sale. By year-end, there were over 4000 real estate related Web sites. ... some sites are Home Pages of individual properties for sale, others include offerings of over 500,000 listings across the country. Complete marketing & purchasing information is lacking, ... but is looming on the horizon of this new real estate frontier.” http://bit.ly/SmartFailRECafe
Pundits inside & outside the industry, including Bill Gates, predicted real estate would be disrupted, delivering BILLIONS in consumer savings. As an ecosystem, real estate has failed to do that for reasons cited in the #realestateFTCDOJ inquiry into barriers to competition in the industry. See public testimony including our own:
The government shutdown has shuttered those agencies, but were still open & even open to hacking our Menu of Fees & #Rebates. What would #MLKing do?