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Paperless Realtor free to roam

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Editor's note: The paperless real estate transaction is back in vogue. Big companies, trade groups and entrepreneurs are investing in technology platforms, back-end systems and software to automate the home sale. This three-part series looks at new technologies that are streamlining various parts of the real estate process, making it less cumbersome, costly and time consuming. (See Part 1: Innovations in streamlined home sales and Part 3: Moving to e-mortgages.) John Pinto, a real estate broker and owner of Realty World in San Jose, Calif., knows that the best place to coordinate a real estate deal is at his favorite restaurant eating steak tartar and sipping cabernet sauvignon. His newfound paperless and wireless lifestyle sends him to places where he can be most productive–and a real estate office isn't on the list. Pinto has streamlined his business with wireless mobile technology and freed himself to work in environments that are more conducive to his lifestyle and his ...