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Consumers are demanding a range of real estate products and cost options and driving the real estate industry to a new era of specialization and segmentation, according to a work group that included real estate brokers, sales associates and consultants. The work group, formed by a National Association of Realtors committee that is composed of Realtor association executives, also reported "conflicting consumer desires" – consumers seem to want both autonomy and personalized service in real estate transactions. "The Consumer: Catalyst of Change," a Realtor association report released this month that is based on the work group discussions, also noted that consumers are hungry for: "convenient online services and search tools, including full information about listed properties," "immed...