Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

Editor's note: More big companies, trade groups and entrepreneurs are investing in technology platforms, back-end systems and software to automate the real estate transaction, but most consumers are still closing deals the old-fashioned way. In this three-part series, Inman News eyes progress on the paperless front. (See Part 1, "Brokers realize benefits of paperless office" and Part 2, "Real estate plays catch-up with e-signatures.") The paperless closing is turning out to be sort of like landing a man on the moon -- we've got the technical know-how to do it, but it's not exactly a routine event. The complexity of the real estate transaction, although not quite as daunting as a moon shot, means there are many participants, procedures, forms and laws to contend with. The key to making e-c...