2 Web Sites Push Further Into Services Real Estate Agents Offer - New York Times: "Two real estate Web sites are starting to offer services that could change the way real estate is bought and sold online.
One site, Zillow.com, which will be introduced today, will help consumers obtain more accurate real estate sales information ? to the consternation of some real estate agents.
A smaller site, Redfin.com, introduced an unusual new service last week that might be even more disruptive to the real estate industry: the feature automates the process of bidding on a house online."
Disintermediation is real; it just took ~10 years longer than expected for it to mainstream...