Zach Schabot on what’s next in the tech sphere

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Inman is interviewing industry thought leaders to find out what’s next in 2016. Here’s Zach Schabot, Vice President at Bamboo Realty. Want to weigh in on what’s next? Take our survey. What are your technology predictions for 2016? Technology around “smart homes” will become even more mainstream. The price of consumer goods is coming down, so watch for even more talk about the “Internet of Things.” Also, keep an eye on Zumper. They have created a solid platform, and rentals will be a battleground for some of the larger search portals that have dealt primarily in single-family homes for sale. What big tech trends are you watching? I am watching trends in social media monitoring and user-generated content. Big brands outside of real estate are becoming much more sophisticated in monitoring social media and connecting with consumers on a very personal level. If it can be done on large-scale campaigns by big corporations, consumers will expect the same lev...