There has been plenty written both for and against the use of real estate agents, and in this blog we'll do our best to be even handed despite operating a site that certainly promotes for sale by owner as the emerging way to sell real estate. But today we dust off a rather old article to re-examine the process as a whole. Is it flawed? Should it change? And just why is it that the Internet has not yet fully obsoleted the traditional model? This insightful article http://bit.ly/d4zCwN_FSBO_ideas by Douglas Gantenbein is a well-researched piece that asks the question: are real estate agents, and the entire MLS structure really necessary? Some good questions from an old article that are still valid today.