Looking through a crystal ball I picked up on Craigslist, here’s what I saw:
1. Increasingly mobile and virtual brokerages. While the tough economic times will continue through 2010, new tech tools are breaking through brick-and-mortar barriers and empowering agents to work remotely. Lower overhead costs for brokers could mean lower fees to agents, too.
2. Mobile video text-messaging. Mobile applications will give agents on the go many ways to do business. Imagine sending a text message to a client’s non-smartphone that contains a video, slide show or virtual tour of a home. Mogreet introduced the first mobile video-messaging system for cell phones. It works with smartphones and regular cell phones that don’t have Internet access.