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Demise of the desk-fee dinosaurs

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Editor's note: Inman News is seeking input for our Roadmap to Recovery editorial project, which focuses on the future of the real estate industry. This article features responses to a set of forward-thinking questions posed by Inman News. You can view this list of questions at: Inman.com/Reinventing -- if we publish your responses you win a free pass to the upcoming Real Estate Connect conference (for new registrants only). Participate in an audio town hall meeting related to the Roadmap to Recovery project: click here for details. The following is an Inman News Q&A with Robert Hahn, vice president of marketing for Onboard Informatics, a data and Web services company: Q: Imagine how the real estate industry will be different when we recover from the current downturn. A: Assuming for the sake of the answer that it will be 2011 before the industry recovers, and that things might get worse before they get better, I see significant change for the entire industry. For one thing,...