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Dee Schurman, a Realtor with Century 21 Kandi Realty Ltd., checks online listings Monday at her office in north Willmar. From buying to selling both commercial and residential properties, the Internet has transformed how properties change hand. The depth of online information has expanded to the point that a potential buyer may know everything about a proporty before seeing it. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Internet brings transformation to real estate industry

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By the time a client contacts Paul Ryan about a house for sale, he or she has probably already researched the property online, knows what the house looks like, maybe has taken a virtual tour of the interior and even checked out the home valuations in the rest of the neighborhood.

Ryan, a real estate broker with RE/MAX Preferred Realty, estimates 80 percent or more of property-seekers these days "look online before they even talk to anyone or pick up the phone."

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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