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Real estate on the go: from GPS to ZipForms

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Editor's note: In this three-part special report, Inman News dives into the world of mobile real estate to offer a look at how agents are using various services to connect with clients and streamline their businesses. (Read Part 1, "Agents, consumers connect with mobile technology," and Part 2, "Trends in mobile technology.") GPS, iPhone, the New York Times, photos,, SMS, vFlyer, videos, Zillow and ZipForms: Mobile technology for real estate consumers and professionals is increasingly sophisticated and diverse. Talk is cheap -- the latest phones feature an array of tools that expand communications beyond the realm of voice, and technology and real estate marketing companies are offering services that capitalize on these capabilities. The New York Times offers a real estate-focused text-messaging service that delivers for-sale property information to mobile phones, "regardless of whether you are looking in the newspaper, on the Web site or searching ...