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Barry Ritholtz

The Housing Market Is Ripe for Tech Disruption

The process of buying and selling a home in the U.S. is needlessly inefficient. That will inevitably change.
There must be an easier way.

There must be an easier way.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

A colleague just had twins and is looking for a larger home. He wondered aloud “Where is Silicon Valley in the real estate world?” For those buying or selling a house, the impact of technology may not be especially visible.

But it is there. You just have to squint a bit to see it. Extrapolate the trend a decade out into the future, and the impact will become much more obvious.