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Perspective: 2020 Re-Envision

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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 future@inman.com by March 12. The author of the top essay will receive a $200 Amazon.com gift card. By MICHAEL PRICE Here's my exaggerated, tongue-firmly-in-cheek take on the future of real estate. A semantic Web and augmented reality will have a big impact on the future of real estate. You unroll an iPad on your lap as you push the mute button on your tiny wireless headphones. You look at the luminescent piece of plastic film that went from a rolled-up state to a rigid flat surface and say out loud, "San Diego." Instantly a cover flow of thumbnails appear before you, and you use your fingers to flip through them. You hold your finger down for a preview an...