Last week, I attended a meeting of several select Realtors in the Charlottesville area. All was very informative and I am grateful I was invited – I’m working on a new story now. One thing that struck me was this – in response to a request to provide a comprehensive market report for the public – investors, purchasers, etc. only one Realtor spoke out in favor of this report. The general consensus of the room was that they need to protect the data and hold it close, as the more information they release, the more marginalized they will become.
The data is coming, folks, whether from you or somebody else. This mindset may withstand another few years, but ultimately will not survive. Combatting technology’s integration and influence is a sure-fire way to ensure marginalization.