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Editor's note: Real Estate Day in the Life is a recurring Inman News segment in which we spend time in the field with real estate agents. These articles offer insight about everyday issues in the real estate industry, differences in agent approaches to their work, and the wide variety of brokerage business models. ZipRealty agent David Kerr's office includes rows of real estate-related manuals and books, a copy of "Poetry of Robert Frost," his desk and computer, and an assortment of cat toys. The company's main office is located in Emeryville, Calif., but Kerr, like most of the company's agents, typically works from home. Agents come to the office for training and sales meetings, and occasionally to make calls and work with their leads. Kerr has been with ZipRealty for six years, and the company was founded in 1999. He earned a bachelor's degree in the history of art from the University of California, Berkeley, and managed his own carpet-cleaning company. Ker...