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Timothy Ellis: ‘Selling ads to agents is not disruptive’

A hacker's notes on stupid buzzwords and misaligned incentives

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Editor's note: Timothy Ellis has left Porch to return to the hardware engineering world at a small startup; Friday, Dec. 19, was his last day. Timothy Ellis Data scientist at Porch Time at Porch: 1 year What he does: I'm an analyst, engineer and writer who uncovers data-based real estate insights and distills them for a non-technical audience.  Age: 34 Degree:  B.S. in electrical engineering, Seattle Pacific University Location: Seattle Social media: LinkedIn and Twitter During the height of the real estate bubble in the spring and summer of 2005, my wife and I started looking for our first home. After seeing how ridiculous prices were, watching every halfway decent listing receive multiple offers almost immediately after hitting the market, and having a mortgage broker try to sell us on a zero-down, interest-only loan, we quickly realized that something was seriously awry with the housing market. At that point, I had no experience with real estate, but,...