Eric's take- the buzz right now are the i buyers- which really just is a fix and flip model of business. I find it interesting that the consumers see these services as a "quick way out" of their property and a venue by which they perceive they will net the most money on the sale of their home,this could not be further from the truth. The "ibuyer investor" is making 10's of thousands in flip equity on the property. A properly marketed and exposed property would net the home owner more money every time. I would argue that there are huge equity losses taken by the home owners that sell using these models. I would rather offer lower fees' to compete and adapt to an ever changing real estate market while at the same time providing the professional services and insight a good Realtor can bring to the table.
Acces the entire report here- http://armls.com/docs/2018-September-STAT-with-commentary.pdf