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Editor's note: This is the third in a four-part series examining what the real estate brokerage industry might look like in the year 2020, based on a survey of Inman News readers. Part I examines potential real estate compensation practices in the next decade. Part II looks at how the number of industry participants may change in coming years, and trends that will drive the industry in the future. This article, Part III, examines how agents envision spending their time in 2020 and the relevancy of brokers, multiple listing services and associations. Part IV peeks into the up-and-coming technology agents and brokers predict will dominate the industry in 2020.While there will be fewer agents and brokers in the future, they will offer more services, according to most respondents in a real estate survey by Inman News. The online survey, conducted from Feb. 5 to March 5, asked readers to envision the business of real estate brokerage in the year 2020. Six question...