webportalsWeb portals such as Zillow and Trulia have attracted a great deal of attention recently. Dave Liniger, Co-founder and Chairman of RE/MAX, thinks this attention is well-deserved because they help agents promote listings and help consumers find properties.

What they don’t do, though, is provide the actual service involved in buying or selling a home. They can’t replace real estate agents because although people still look for houses on the Internet, they still need a live person to guide them through the process.

Dave goes on to say, “real estate remains a business built on relationships”. Who doesn’t agree with that?

Read more from Dave’s column published by Swanepoel Trends Report