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Realtors can’t turn back the clock

Perspective: Let consumers make real estate choices
Published on Aug 19, 2005

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by CareyBot

The Wall Street Journal printed a strong editorial, "The Realtor Racket," on Aug. 12, 2005. It touched on a key issue in the battle to preserve traditional real estate commissions – the welfare of consumers. And the question arises: 'Does innovation hurt the educated consumer?'

Innovation frequently spawns conflict. Traditionalists try to turn back the clock or at the least try to stop it from advancing, protecting themselves from change that impacts the status quo. This is what appears to be happening in the real estate industry today ...

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