Some of you may have seen Open Listings, part of the current Y Combinator batch. The TechCrunch headline:

YC-Backed Open Listings Enables Home Buyers To Purchase Houses Without Real Estate Agents

Yeah, that’s not going to go over too well with the industry. But that’s fine. If you’re not pissing someone off, you’re likely not working on a very disruptive business. What I would like to know, is what they are doing differently than the many past attempts to get rid of agents / reduce commissions?

I’ve written about this. If the Open Listings team is reading this, I urge you to go read this post (& the comments).

Good luck.