One thing I hadn’t thought through was the downside of pocket listings. It’s the same as the downside to community (a topic I think about every day).
IF you take fairness off the table — ie if it no longer matters whether African Americans, Hispanics, Jews, etc have equal opportunity to get housing — there is really no need for real estate agents to exist as technology would easily enable people to find and buy real estate within their own trusted networks.
Agree, or disagree?
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