Two decades ago, the real estate industry waited with bated breath as terms like disintermediation and new business models were thrown around, and many thought brokerage companies and agents were going to disappear entirely as a result of changing technology, the Internet, and the collapse of commissions. While its been far from the doom and gloom anticipated, the industry is changing rapidly, and recently there have been increased calls to again look at reengineering the real estate brokerage model.
The mobile revolution has forever changed the homebuying transaction and everything that comes with it. What used to take days to achieve can now be done at the touch of a button. And for an inherently mobile profession like real estate, tablets and other mobile devices can only affect positive change.