Pulse is a recurring column where we ask for readers’ takes on varying topics in a weekly survey and report back with our findings.
After the verdict in favor of the plaintiffs in Sitzer | Burnett came down last week, along with a massive $5 billion monetary penalty, social media was filled with hand-wringing posts about the end of real estate as we know it. At the same time, many long-time mainstays of the industry were calling for calm; existential crises are nothing new to agents and brokers.
So, as always, we’re turning to you to help us take the temperature of the industry. Now that the first of the bombshell commission suits is in the rearview mirror, what’s next?
What changes are you seeing, and what changes are you making? Will this change the way you do buyer business, or will there be a new way to pay commissions? Are you looking for a class to take or seeking out coaching? Are you thinking about an exit strategy? Let us know below.
We’ll compile a list of the top responses and post them on Inman next Tuesday.