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Amanda McMillan, a real estate consultant for Prudential Preferred Properties in Chicago, has ranked among the top 1 percent of Chicago Realtors in her volume of closed sales from 2006-08. She has worked in real estate for seven years. And while she describes herself as a "statistics junkie who loves technology," she said she recognizes that technology is just part of the equation in real estate and "client love cannot be earned in 140 characters." Hear McMillan speak during the Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco, which runs from Aug. 5-7. She responded to a set of questions posed by Inman News: What do you see happening in the real estate market in 2009? I imagine that we will see a whole lot more of what we have already seen in 2009 thus far: a continuation of foreclosures and short sales hitting the market (I still think that we have a last solid wave in there); more difficult financing; difficulty of the investors getting back into the m...