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‘A new Web landscape’ in real estate

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Editor's note: This Q&A is a part of Inman's future-focused Roadmap to Recovery editorial project, which focuses on steps the industry should take to rebuild in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Click here for more details. The following is an Inman News Q&A with Ira Luntz of, a company that integrates with multiple listing service systems to offer tools that connect agents and their clients. Q: How will the real estate industry be different when we recover from the current downturn? A: Since the onset of the Internet, for the very first time, we have a unique intersection of significantly different market dynamics, access to real estate data -- both real-time and historical (thank you, U.S. Department of Justice) -- and an Internet-enabled, savvy consumer. More than ever the "Web survivors" will need to focus right now on providing a Web presence that is totally consumer-centric and focused on solutions, not just data. Thus, I predi...