The cloud and other technologies have dramatically changed the real estate industry. Mobile devices allow Realtors and consumers to access information at any time from any location, while collaboration and information-sharing tools benefit both agents and clients. “Mobile is the way of the future, and it’s helping agents to track and access important documents and information on the road, leading to cleaner transactions with consumers,” says Dustin Moore, president of the real estate solutions firm a la mode inc. “At any given time, an agent’s plate is clouded with a big, complicated lump of information.” Agents have access to cloud-based apps like Evernote and Dropbox that help them keep track of files and boost efficiency. Mobile apps from, Zillow, and Trulia also make it easier for consumers to quickly search for listings. Although technology makes information more accessible and facilitates sharing between Realtors and their clients, Moore says the vast array of tools available can be overwhelming. He says it is important for the industry to make these resources “work together in a seamless way for the consumer” to ultimately increase referrals. | Read More