IPhone spurs app revolution

Part I: Smart phones mobilize real estate

New mobile-phone applications tailored for real estate are moving beyond for-sale property searches and into areas once reserved for personal computers, such as lead generation and management, market research and analysis, and customer relationship management.

As is often the case in the fast-moving world of technology, yesterday’s dazzling breakthrough — the ability to access listings on the go using a mobile phone — is becoming the norm. Now consumers and real estate professionals are demanding more.