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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." 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 March 12. The author of the top essay will receive a $200 gift card.What will a typical day be like for a Realtor in 2020? Obviously, there will be amazing new technologies as well as plenty of agents hanging on to what they were doing back in 2010. Our fictional Realtor is named Ava. She was born in 1990 and is a college graduate. Ava started helping her boomer grandmother Linda with her real estate business back in 2010 as a way to earn some extra money during summer break. Unable to find a job after graduating, and lacking the $500,000 it would take to complete grad school, Ava decided to follow in Linda's footsteps.Now with almost eight...