Real estate disruption won't look like a new app or an overhaul of the office in favor of Web-based transactions -- it will look more like a puddle left by a melting glacier. Climate change will cause more disruption to real estate than any man-made technology. Disruption talk When people talk about the future of real estate agents, for some reason they like to mention the travel industry. The job of the travel agent all but vanished more than a decade ago, but the job of the real estate agent is still here, and it hasn't changed much. Now we have services such as Uber that are impacting taxi cab drivers. Shortly before I sat down to write this, I saw a cab drive by the house. One day the metaphorical Uber driver might replace real estate agents but maybe not. We just need to make sure we add value as we ride around with homebuyers and let them into houses. We don't even talk about or prepare for what might be the biggest game-changer and largest disrupter of our time. ...
- Climate change will cause more disruption to real estate than any man-made technology.
- The question is: Will people be migrating toward your market or away from it?
- The survival of our businesses will require some flexibility.