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Real estate pros ready for Google Glass to go on sale Tuesday

One-day sale of 'wearable tech' is on first-come, first-served basis

This article by OPP Connect editor Adrian Bishop was originally posted on OPP Connect. The Google Glass “smart glasses” are going on sale in the United States on Tuesday, April 15, as rising interest is being shown by property professionals around the world. The high-tech eyewear costs $1,500 (almost £900) and is on sale for one day from 9 a.m. EST to over-18s living in the United States who fill in an online form. It will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis as part of the Explorer scheme. Home tour created with Google Glass by Ariana Rios of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based Mainstreet Realtors. Google Glass is a computer that is worn like spectacles and is being used by agents to show overseas clients who are thousands of miles away aspects of a property that they would otherwise not be able to see. It displays information like a smartphone and can communicate with the Internet using voice commands, so it can be used to improve property searches and conduct n...