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Real Estate Connect Speaker Profile: Saul Klein

Saul Klein is CEO for two companies: Point2 Technologies and InternetCrusade. He will speak about the future of the multiple listing service system during the Inman News Real Estate Connect conference in New York City, which runs from Jan. 7-9. A self-described "Internet Evangelist," Klein is a co-creator of the RealTown online real estate information and community site. He responded to a set of questions posed by Inman News: What do you see happening in the real estate market in 2009? A continued slow market. (I expect) the beginning of a recovery in late-2009 to mid-2010, with certain areas recovering sooner than others based on demographics, government intervention and local economies. What advice do you have to help real estate agents and brokers get through this market? Survive. Generate the income you need to survive. In the 1980s recession I developed my property management business when sales were lagging. Determine what is selling and work in your market...