On January 25th I was part of a panel on KQED’s Forum.
“In light of ongoing housing woes and with real estate sites popping up daily on the internet, we look at the evolving role of the realtor.”
Host: Dave Iverson
Guests: Enrico Moretti, associate professor of economics at UC Berkeley and co-author of “Can Free Entry Be Inefficient? Fixed Commission and Social Waste in the Real Estate Industry,” published in the Journal of Political Economy; Jorrit Van der Meulen, vice president of partner relations for Zillow.com; Krista Miller, real estate agent with Windermere Real Estate of the Bay Area; Rick Turley, president of the San Francisco Peninsula Region for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Listen in: http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R801251000
It was an interesting experience. I was able to give my opinion, but it was done over the phone. Debating while on the phone (yes, we were all tapped in via land lines) felt detached. I had a hard time remembering what point I had just made as there wasn’t a REAL dialogue, it was me and this entity, or voice, on the other side. But I made some good points and overall the forum went well. I hope you will tune in.