The end of the point and click era? Real Estate 3.0?

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Real Estate Agent with Security National Properties

Are we already talking about Real Estate 3.0? I barely got started with 2.0! I was reading Brian Block's blog about the next generation of real estate and I remembered a touch screen technology where we can interact with clients the same way Tom Cruise did in the movie Minority Report.

The technology isn't too far away!

Just imagine walking over to your "wall" with your clients and showing a virtual tour or pulling up the MLS. Interacting with Google Earth with the touch of your fingers. No more keyboards.

Or taking your "screen" out of its protective case and giving a listing presentation as your photos automatically upload to a virtual program via Bluetooth.

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Technology is coming at us so fast, we don't have time to catch up!

Comments (14)

Sherry Peckhoon Sim
Sims & Company - Cayucos, CA
Broker/Owner, Covering the Beautiful Central Coast

What is Real Estate 3.0? Or what is real estate 2.0? Sorry I am really behind.  I did see Minority Report. Fascinating concept.  I will have to check out Brian Block's blog.

Aug 29, 2008 04:53 PM
Sherry Peckhoon Sim
Sims & Company - Cayucos, CA
Broker/Owner, Covering the Beautiful Central Coast

Hi John

Just visited Brian Block's blog and saw his video campaign, which is really neat.  Thanks for leading me to that.  Also wanted to share there is huge blank on the lower half of your blog - picture not showing up -

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Or taking your "screen" out of its protective case and giving a listing presentation as your photos automatically upload to a virtual program via Bluetooth.

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Technology is coming at us so fast, we don't have time to catch up!

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Aug 29, 2008 05:02 PM
John Ford
Security National Properties - Eureka, CA

thank you Sherry, I'm trying to get the video to work...it really is cool.

Aug 29, 2008 05:04 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I seem to have mised RE 2.0 and RE 1.0. Is it just for Realtors?

Aug 29, 2008 05:20 PM
Bill Sauneuf
John L. Scott Real Estate / Yelm - Mount Vernon, WA

I'm a geek at heart, but sometimes technology comes at us too fast.  RE 3.0... Oy.

Aug 29, 2008 05:26 PM
Courtney Cooper
Cooper | Cartwright - Seattle, WA
206-850-8841

I am excited for all of the amazing new technologies out there!

Aug 29, 2008 05:28 PM
Richard Dolbeare
Retired - Wailuku, HI
Living the Hawaii Lifestyle

It's an exciting time!

Aug 29, 2008 05:30 PM
Scott Hoen
Carson City, NV
Carson City Clerk Recorder / Public Administrator

I heard that the average length of time we own a cell phone is 17 months -- think about the change that will be going on with cell computer technology -- iphone and what's next for real estate search -- gps for sure.

Aug 29, 2008 08:47 PM
C M C D
Charlottesville, VA

Technology is always moving so fast. The thing is there are thousands of people inventing new things every day and once a good idea sticks we are off on a new tangent!

Aug 30, 2008 12:13 AM
Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT
Broker-Mentor,CRS

Looking forward to the new tools!  Still, you will need salesperson skills, more than ever. 

It's a Good Life!

Fran

Aug 30, 2008 12:19 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

It will be interesting to see what it brings to the real estate world.

Aug 30, 2008 02:23 AM
Ann Dail
Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551 - Baton Rouge, LA
Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem

Yes,  It's crazy how fast things are developing.  By the time I learn to use something, it's obscelete.  I use my tablet pc now to do stuff at client's home, but touch screen, high definition will be awesome!

Dec 24, 2008 05:59 AM
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON

I am with you. I am almost there with the web 2.0, so 3.0 needs to not come to fast! :-)

I think the most important thing for us to know that we are in the industry that the more technology savvy we are as professionals, the better that we can be for our buyers and sellers. Especially in the 2009, we will need to employee all the power we have to be successful and outshine our competition.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Dec 24, 2008 06:42 AM
Ann Dail
Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551 - Baton Rouge, LA
Broker/Realtor,CRS, ePRO, SRS, B.A.Chem
John, I am also spinning to try and keep up. I just got a Twitter account last week and am plunging into a Social Networking plan for this year. I got a Tablet so I could handwrite and do signatures online. The touch interactive stuff is just awesome.
Jan 14, 2009 11:34 AM