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

ORLANDO, Fla.–With 105 million users worldwide, eBay is one of the greatest technology-driven business models, according to real estate visionary Richard Mendenhall, a partner of WM Works Consulting and a past president of the National Association of Realtors. EBay, the world's online auction place, has 12 sales categories that exceed $1 billion, and is the eleventh largest retailer in the United States. Mendenhall believes eBay's success is due to the customer experience, and said the real estate industry should be paying attention to that value. "Forget this stupid talk about IDX and VOWs–that's not where the conversation should be," Mendenhall said during a panel discussion on technology-driven business models at NAR's 2004 Convention & Expo. The industry should be focu...