The U.S.'s complex, fragmented and regulated real estate market is currently putting a cork on a potentially disruptive wave of online-only agents that are shaking the sector overseas.
Like the U.S., the U.K. real estate market has traditionally been dominated by bricks and mortar agents. However, a new wave of online-only real estate agents could grab a bigger share of the U.K. market, potentially allowing Britons to sell their homes without the help of an estate agent.
So, should the U.S. be wanting a piece of the action and should Americans be selling their own houses?
Not in the opinion of the National Association of Realtors, which represents real estate agents in North America.