Realtors are embracing the Internet, with more than a third of their business now being generated from the Web, according to an industry survey.

That was one of the findings of the California Association of Realtors “2005 Use of Technology Survey” released today during the trade group’s annual convention in San Diego.

The survey release coincides with C.A.R.’s full day of comprehensive technology training for Realtors that kicks off the event.

The survey tracks current trends in technology used by Realtors on topics ranging from computer and technology usage to Internet needs and adoption within their real estate business. It was conducted during the second quarter of 2005.

Among the survey’s findings was that 90 percent of Realtors surveyed have a high-speed Internet connection at home, an increase from 82 percent a year ago and 71 percent in 2003.

Forty-six percent of surveyed Realtors said they use e-mail as their primary form of communication with clients, and 31 percent said a Blackberry or Treo was their most important technology upgrade in 2005.

In addition, 61 percent of surveyed Realtors post listings to their own Web site, and 33 percent of Realtors’ business is coming from the Internet.

Sixty-seven percent of Realtors in the survey said they find the Internet extremely or very important in the marketing and promotion of their business.

During today’s opening session at the conference, C.A.R. Executive Vice President Joel Singer moderated a panel of speakers who discussed the ever-changing role of technology in the real estate industry.

***

Send tips or a Letter to the Editor to jessica@inman.com or call (510) 658-9252, ext. 133.

Show Comments Hide Comments

Comments

Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
Success!
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Inman Connect Las Vegas is back and there are only a few presale tickets left! Register today before they're gone.REGISTER×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription