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Changing our ways

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Editor's note: The following post by Inman News Publisher Bradley Inman first appeared on the Inman News Blog. To participate in a discussion around this post, click here. Young innovator Galen Ward, the co-founder of online real estate service Estately, spoke on the "New Kids on the Block" panel at Real Estate Connect. He offered an observation that explained the link between the exploding social networking movement and real estate. The lights went on. When I asked the panel to explain the generational change in real estate, Ward said that my generation buys houses and then tells our friends, while his generation collaborates online with their friends when buying a house or renting an apartment. Galen is half my age. Indeed, my real estate experience is derived from the "keep up with the Jones" era of my parents, in which we buy houses and then brag to our friends. We do that with cars, vacations and the success of our children. Galen explained how his generation does ...