Technology

My 2010 real estate predictions for the year 2020: How close are we?

The small ways technology has changed real estate in the past decade
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In 2010, Brad Inman asked Inman readers about their vision for what real estate would be like in 2020. Here are five predictions that I made about the future of real estate based on what I had learned at Inman Connect 2010. How close are we to my crystal ball's vision in 2017? Let's find out. From my 2010 article: Our fictional Realtor is named Ava. She was born in 1990 and is a college graduate. Ava started helping her boomer grandmother with her real estate business in 2010 as a way to earn some extra money during summer break. Unable to find a job after graduating and lacking the $200,000 it would take to complete grad school, Ava decided to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps. Now, with almost eight years of full-time experience, Ava owns the "under 40" market in her area. What will a typical day be like for a Realtor in 2020? Obviously, there will be amazing new technologies as well as plenty of agents hanging on to what they were doing back in 2010. 2010 predictio...