Forget tradition! The New World of Buying and Selling Real Estate

I’ve been going to the MIT Forum’s dinner topics for years as a technology geek. Now that I’m in real estate, I’m still finding applicable topics. Let me put my plug in for the MIT Forum first — The Northwest Chapter of the MIT Forum hosts monthly dinner meetings with topics relating to business and technology. The topics cover the spectrum from computer technology, biotech, nano technology and yes…now real estate technology trends. Always interesting!!


Transformation is afoot. Remember how Expedia revolutionized the travel industry? Now companies in our own backyard, including Redfin, HouseValues and Zillow, are offering online technologies that are transforming the real estate industry. From online valuations and lead generation to completing the legal transaction, these companies aim to exploit opportunities in the business of residential real estate. Home buyers, sellers and real estate agents are changing the way that they do business.


  • David Eraker, Founder, Redfin
  • Spencer Rascoff, CFO, Zillow, Inc.
  • Nikesh Parekh, VP of Corporate Development, HouseValues, Inc.
  • Gordon Stephenson, Co-Owner and Managing Broker, Real Property Associates, Inc., Director, Zillow, Inc

March 15, 5:30PM – Tickets are $50 at the door (less if you buy ahead of time). Visit for further details.

The 5:30 time is no-host cocktail with doors for dinner opening later. Come on by and join us.

4 thoughts on “Forget tradition! The New World of Buying and Selling Real Estate

  1. Robert,

    It’s fun to see some excitement about this forum.

    I have a fun announcement regarding related to this forum (very related!) that I am looking forward to posting soon!

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