Internet shifts focus from paperwork to people

A decade of homes on the Web

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Editor’s note: Ten years ago, the first home listings were put on the Internet. In this special Inman News series, our editorial team explores the implications of this decade of online experimenting, investing and haggling.

Ah, the good ol’ days.

Credit reports that took two weeks to get. Out-of-date printed interest rates. All consumer interaction had to be done in person or on the telephone because e-mail didn’t exist yet.

Seem like a distant memory?