Technology and real estate... at the tipping point or tip toeing at the bottom?

Several items caught my attention this past week. All revolving around mobile, the web and real estate:

http://www.inmotionrealestate.com/news/mobile-usage-in-commercial-real-estate-drastically-increases-61-in-2012/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/realestate/making-web-sites-completely-addictive.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Mack-Cali announced that they have launched a new mobile site, which will serve all smartphone users. Check out Mack-Cali's mobile site at www.mack-cali.com

http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/31/yc-alum-42floors-raises-12-3m-led-by-nea-to-take-its-office-rental-search-engine-us-wide-and-beyond/

Maybe technology and the real estate industry are finally converging. Maybe the growth will be explosive and represent a new era of rapid innovation and adoption. Or, just maybe it’s going to be a really slow crawl with a few early adopters leading the way and the industry slow to embrace their ideas.

I am hopeful that the industry is ripe for a great deal of innovation and disruption. If so, it’s going to be an incredibly exciting time to be in the real estate industry.