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Real estate’s virtual future

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Editor's note: This is the final installment 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 examined potential real estate compensation practices in the next decade. Part II looked 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, examined how agents envision spending their time in 2020 and the relevancy of brokers, multiple listing services and associations. And this concluding article, Part IV, peeks into the up-and-coming technology agents and brokers predict will dominate the industry in 2020. Augmented reality -- and its virtual reality and 3-D technology brethren -- will be among the most important technologies for the real estate industry in 2020, according to a survey by Inman News. From Feb. 5 to March 5, Inman News conducted a survey that a...