Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

Editor's note: Real estate brokers are feeling pressure on profits from all sides. Business and insurance costs are up, top-producers want higher commission splits and new technology, and new competition in the brokerage space is lowering the average commission on a home sale. In this three-part series, we dive into the economics of real estate brokerage, find out what brokers are thinking and what they're doing to protect their stake. (See Part 1: Profit margins up for brokers; worries remain and Part 3: Taking on the real estate enemies.) Technology is expensive. There is software, hardware and the IT team to maintain it all. Also, the costs of the Internet are rising: the cost of getting traffic, leads and exposure on the Web. "These are all expenses that I didn't have 10 years a...