With Terry Story, 25-year Veteran Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker in Boca Raton, FL
Much of America transacts online one way or another – either through Internet connected computers or smartphones – and now, the real estate industry appears to be finally heading in that direction too, to some extent. While sites like Zillow.com and others provide real estate information, mortgage choices, etc., there now appears to be some sites that let you buy a house online too! So are real estate agents soon going to be a thing of the past?
People’s home-buying requirements are also changing, with a sharp move towards energy efficiency, smart homes, etc., so they can cut down on utility bills – especially with younger buyers. So this creates another conundrum – will aging baby boomers’ homes suit millennial buyer preferences, or are we at the cusp of a dramatic overhaul in the housing market as supply and demand fail to find common ground?