I didn't particularly like the process of finding a realtor when we sold our house in Christchurch. We were happy with the ones we found, but the process wasn't all that great.
And so it's interesting to see this from Andreas Heuser and Henry Milne. Their startup, Agent Auction, promises to make things a bit easier, with realtors submitting marketing plans and fees for a vendor to choose among.
We've no plans on selling our place; if you're selling and wind up using Agent Auction, let us know how it goes. Andreas is with the Law & Economics Association, and will have thought carefully through the incentives on both sides of this market.