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A PhD dissertation could be written on this topic.

Jul 25, 2016 09:08 PM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Technology has transformed the real estate industry and will continue to do so.

Jul 25, 2016 10:05 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think it was Bill Gates who said "information at your fingertips".

Jul 25, 2016 10:03 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

For the better.

I got in pre-license in the early 90's was licensed by 1999. I got to watch all the changes happening in real time from the guys that were doing it in my own backyard, The Silicon Valley. It changed our role, it forced us to be better agents and needed because of our skills, not because we were the "keepers of the info". I feel it gave the public a false sens of knowledge though; they are drowning in info and starving for wisdom...we are that wisdom. Tech gave the illusion of "this stuff is easy", when in fact the markets absolutely got harder in The Bay Area back then. San Diego is a milder version of the Bay Area, but it's still an up at dawn down at dusk all day long pride swallowing siege most days.

Jul 25, 2016 11:47 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Constantly - after 27 years in the industry - I think it has changed at least on the surface incredibly - the skill set that makes us good agents never changes though

Jul 25, 2016 11:06 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Depends on the time frame. Compared to 40 years ago, it's a whole new world. Even compared to 1 year ago, there's so much new.

Jul 25, 2016 10:20 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Technology will continue to improve, but tenchnology can not replace good service. 

Jul 25, 2016 10:13 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker nailed this one!

Jul 25, 2016 10:07 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

As always technology is changing the way we do business with faster communication and easier access to goods, services and products.

Jul 25, 2016 09:58 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

The Internet has totally changed the way houses are bought and sold.  Within the next few years, the traditional real estate brokerage model will be completely gone.

Jul 25, 2016 09:14 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Old days we had the books for properties.

Jul 26, 2016 03:58 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hard to imagine the days when we had typewriters on the desks, the mls was a blue book that came out once a week, forms had carbon sheets, and accounting was done in ledgerbooks.

And we used tons of legal pads.

Jul 26, 2016 01:39 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Technology is a game changer across the board ... not just in real estate. 

Jul 26, 2016 01:14 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

New technologies allow us to compete with the bigger guys in real estate when done correctly.

Jul 25, 2016 11:24 PM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Technology has changed how we behave and that continues to change the real estate market. We are empowered by new technology everyday. We change the world on how we use it, adapt to it and improve it.

Jul 25, 2016 11:07 PM
Sandy Williams
eXp Realty, - Sarasota, FL

Technology has helped our industry.  It is easier to home searches and it allows us to communicate with our clients from afar.  We now do transactions from across the world and our clients and walk through a home without ever stepping foot inside!

Jul 25, 2016 11:01 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Data flows like a river, contact aiblity has improved & marketing is easier

Jul 25, 2016 11:01 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

actually, 5 or 6 dissertations could be written on this topic..... but I'll give credit to Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker .... he hit it...

Jul 25, 2016 10:53 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Paperless real estate offices.

Jul 25, 2016 10:43 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Z, T & R.c all changed the way real estate is presented & displayed.

Jul 25, 2016 10:39 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Too many to list is this answer box.

Jul 25, 2016 10:36 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Technology has helped in many ways.

Jul 25, 2016 09:18 PM
Gary Wardwel

Definitely, technologies have made the process of renting a property easier and more enjoyable.  Thereby, real estate market has become more efficient. Now you can save time on signing contacts, because many platforms provide an opportunity do it online.  For instance, Renberry service covers all stages of rental process and, thus, makes this process fast anad easy. 

Jul 28, 2016 10:22 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Amy Roberts - goes without saying, the tools keep on changing - the fundamentals still remain the same - calls and personal contacts for referrals!

Jul 26, 2016 02:49 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Probably the biggest change is digital signatures.

Jul 26, 2016 04:43 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Completely transformed from my early days (1980's).  It will continue to evolve with technology.

Jul 26, 2016 04:00 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Amy Roberts The technology will continue change the real estate business.

Jul 26, 2016 03:43 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Made life a lot easier, for starters.

Jul 26, 2016 03:38 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

E-signatures is one of them

Jul 26, 2016 03:13 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Allow more home search on line and less on realtors.

Just like travel business or stock purchase or sell. All endangered professions.

Jul 26, 2016 02:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Some excellent answers but I agree with Scott Godzyk about service.  

Jul 26, 2016 01:44 AM