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Graphic tracks companies in burgeoning real estate tech space

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Real estate technology companies that strive to streamline the buying and selling of homes continue to sprout up rapidly. Recent IPOs by two of the heavyweights -- listing portals Zillow and Trulia -- may draw yet even more attention and investment to the industry, which many say offers enormous potential for innovation.  Shedding light on the fierce battles to come in the newly carved-out niches of the real estate tech space, Paul Knegten, co-founder of Amitree, recently created a graphic that attempts to map the panoply of companies vying for footholds on the buying side of the burgeoning industry.  Knegten calls the "The Fixing Real Estate-scape" graphic a work in progress that's intended to dynamically capture the industry's journey towards achieving "The Latte Vision" of homebuying. The phrase, coined by Inman News Publisher Brad Inman, refers to the potential for technology to eliminate the mountain of paperwork that's generated when homes are bought and sol...