But there's another reason besides the numbers. That reason is Zillow. Not just Zillow alone--there are other online portals--but Zillow is the big gun. As in disruptive. Joel Burslem of 1000watt Consulting (they advise real estate brokers) recently published a post about his aunt selling her own home in three days. Zillow saying they're not the listing business, he says, "is like Uber saying it doesn't want to get into taxi cab business."
The prime objective in selling your home is to ensure that every buyer out there looking for a home in your location and price range knows yours is available. Achieving this objective used to require the multiple listing service. No more.