Gone are the days when agents were the gatekeepers of a wide range of real estate information. They are now, by default, broad experts in the home buying and selling process. The pace and extent of change in the real estate business has been escalating faster and faster. The challenges facing the agent of today are more complicated and complex than ever before. To succeed in the new world of real estate, agents will have to learn some new skills, be very technology proficient, offer a broader base of services, and learn to adapt quickly.