Job Security for Realtors (Yay!)
From a recent article in Realtor Magazine:
Statistics show that buyers do tend to find homes on their own with the help of the internet (8 percent in 2001 compared to 51 percent in 2016). But they still seek the assistance of a real estate professional to guide them through the process. In 2016, 94 percent of transactions involved a real estate professional, up from 84 percent in 2001, according to data from the National Association of REALTORS®.
The article says Realtors more closely resemble the family physician than an Uber driver. Yay to that too!