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Technology and trends on real estate forefront

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We're in an extraordinarily rapid-changing environment. What are the trends that will affect us tomorrow? What will fall by the wayside? How can you use these trends to increase your business? Michael Tchong of discussed the importance of catching the next trend, or as he put it, "catching the next wave before it catches you," at a recent Inman News conference in Miami. Below are three key trends that will profoundly affect both our business and our personal lives. The Digital Lifestyle According to Tchong, "We are becoming computers and they are becoming us." We give our computers pet names such as "lappy," and many of us are addicted "crackberries" (i.e., addicted to using your PDA). Fifty-four percent of us take our cell phones to bed, and 22 percent will interrupt sex to answer an incoming call or text message. Furthermore, an increasing number of us are choosing an online existence to the more traditional real world. Social networking has revolutionized how we mee...