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Editor's note: Inman News is exploring what the next decade may hold for real estate professionals in "2020 Re-Envision: The Future of Real Estate Brokerage," an editorial project that features a survey and related articles. Readers are invited to submit guest essays detailing their vision of the future for the real estate brokerage industry. Send your guest essay to by Feb. 28, 2010.So Inman News is running a series of stories with a theme of "a vision of real estate's future in 10 years," and has asked some of us to pen our thoughts on what real estate might look like in 2020. It's at once a worthwhile enterprise, and one that is doomed to become a subject of punchlines in 10 years. But I am nothing if not loyal -- and foolhardy and willing to be foolish and hardy at the same time -- so here goes. I'm reasonably sure that most of my predictions are going to be proven wrong, but in case many of them prove to be right, Inman News is guarante...