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12 tech predictions for 2010

Tech Tool Shed
Published on Dec 18, 2009

Looking through a crystal ball I picked up on Craigslist, here's what I saw: 1. Increasingly mobile and virtual brokerages. While the tough economic times will continue through 2010, new tech tools are breaking through brick-and-mortar barriers and empowering agents to work remotely. Lower overhead costs for brokers could mean lower fees to agents, too. 2. Mobile video text-messaging. Mobile applications will give agents on the go many ways to do business. Imagine sending a text message to a client's non-smartphone that contains a video, slide show or virtual tour of a home. Mogreet introduced the first mobile video-messaging system for cell phones. It works with smartphones and regular cell phones that don't have Internet access. 3. Realtors Property Valuation mobile phone app. While most multiple listing services will have mobile-phone applications that members can download to access the database while they are traveling with their clients (see example here), I predict...

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