Realogy CEO highlights ties to real estate search portals

Franchise and brokerage giant will no longer be 'controlled company'

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If Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com have come to symbolize the way the Internet has revolutionized the real estate industry, don’t assume that brokerage and franchising giant Realogy Holdings Corp. is a proxy for the traditional way of doing business.

After pulling off a successful initial public offering Thursday, CEO Richard Smith told Forbes’ Tom Taulli that the traditional real estate marketing model of classified ads is dead.