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Perspective: Exciting times ahead for real estate

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It’s hard to believe that I am sitting here thinking of the opening sentence to my farewell column for Inman News. I’ve been a part of the news team here for the last six years and it has become an integral part of who I am.

In the summer of 2002, on my very first day in the newsroom, the hot story was about something called VOWs, or virtual office Web sites. National Association of Realtors officers were discussing implementing an MLS policy for dealing with this new method of sharing property listings online.