If you don’t know much about the Apple iPad, you’ve been living under that proverbial technology rock. The world of mobile technology is evolving before our eyes, and its effects will change the entire personal computing industry. Over the next decade, our laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets and netbooks will change drastically to incorporate iPad features that are barely in their infancy. The lines between “desktop” and “mobile” computers will blur, and you will eventually end up with one personal device that does it all.
I could talk with you all day about how tablet computers, particularly the iPad, are changing the world (read the prophetic, but already outdated, year-old Wired article Rise of the Machines for more) but we’re here to talk about real estate. In particular, we’ll examine what the iPad has uncovered that will change the way consumers locate, buy and sell homes, and how the business of being a real estate agent will evolve.