Interesting to me, at least. There’s often talk about the problems with organized real estate, but I think that a lot of the suggestions for improvement are wrong headed, and don’t address the problems. I don’t expect a lot of agreement on this, but I think that people who advocate addressing commissions in order to cure organized real estate or the MLS have to take a longer look at the issues. Redfin (currently only in the US) and discount brokers have a role, I’m sure, but they aren’t the solution.
With that in mind I point interested parties to a blog post by Kris Berg, an accomplished California Realtor.