The Long View: Why Real Estate Tech Won’t Kill the Middleman

The Real Deal New York, May 22, 2018–Konrad Putzier
Not too long ago, it seemed like the real estate business was about to enter a new era. To some observers, websites like Zillow and Trulia or office equivalents 42Floors and LoopNet threatened to put brokers out of business. Fast forward a few years, and the opposite seems to be taking place: well-funded startups are currently in a quest to add more and more intermediaries to real estate deals.