The Proliferation of Business Models
Competition in the residential real estate brokerage industry is immense and intense. Brokers and agents are increasingly assailed by a large
selection of business models, products, commission structures and Internet options. In reflection, one can see that previous business models and trends significantly influenced the industry. For example, the growth of multiple listing systems in the 60’s, the franchising of the 70’s, the 100% concept in the 80’s, and technology in the 90’s. There can be little doubt that something different will again cause a major shift in the industry.