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There's been an explosion of real estate tech startups and acquisitions of promising companies in the space. Last month, realtor.com operator Move Inc. announced that it had acquired Doorsteps, a company that helps homebuyers and their agents walk through the homebuying process together. Doorsteps -- which had only opened its platform up to consumers in January -- was just the latest in a string of recent acquisitions by Move that included eFrogPond Inc., Relocation.com, TigerLead Solutions LLC and SocialBios. Move rivals Zillow and Trulia -- flush with capital from their initial public offerings -- have also been in acquisition mode. Zillow, which went public in 2011 and raised $156.7 million in a follow-on offering that closed in September, has acquired a half dozen companies since 2011: HotPads, RentJuice, Mortech Inc., Buyfolio, Diverse Solutions and Postlets. Last month, Trulia announced the biggest real estate tech deal to date -- a planned $355 million acquisition...