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A perspective on the year ahead

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As 2009 draws to an end, I can't help but think how incredible this year has been for me, personally. It was only May when I launched my own business, and also this year I started writing this column. I've met fantastic new people and made some incredible new friends. At the same time, 2009 was something of a sleepy year for the real estate industry ... until November, when the National Association of Realtors introduced RPR to the world. The innovations this year seemed to me to be few and far between. The conferences were fun, as usual, but in my opinion mostly lacking in energy and buzz, and flat was the new up for most practitioners. Inman asked if I could don my Nostradamus hat and gaze into the future. Since I am particularly horrible at doing this -- as my football picks this year will attest -- I'm nearly certain that most of these will be dead wrong. But hey, what the heck! Here goes nothing: RPR will reinvent itself The biggest news of 2009 was, I think, the intro...