Sophia Gilbukh

Sophia (Sonia) Gilbukh is an Assistant Professor of Real Estate at the Zicklin School of Business. Her research focuses on markets with search frictions. Her recent paper “Heterogeneous Real Estate Agents and the Housing Cycle” uses both empirical and theoretical methods to study real estate agents as intermediaries in the housing market; in particular, it studies how the distribution of experience across real estate agents affects the probability of selling a home over the housing cycle. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Haverford College and a PhD from New York University, Stern School of Business.

How to Make the Market for Real Estate Agents More Competitive

Delinking buyer and seller commissions will make markets for real estate agent services more competitive, allowing buyers and sellers to negotiate commissions and allowing for...

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