Joe Engalan from Vectorform came in to give me a tour of an application they developed in collaboration with FD Kinesis for Coldwell Banker on Microsoft Surface.

This Coldwell Banker proof-of-concept is a great example how Surface can change the way you may buy or sell your home. It extends functionality available on Coldwell Banker’s website in a new way for the realtor/customer consultation. You can screen homes based on the usual parameters and look at property photos. The window into neighborhoods with the satellite imagery with Bing maps using gestures is very useful. The experience is more than access to data and multi-touch. It’s about how a consultation becomes an activity where the realtor has a more personal touch with the buyer or seller as they collaborate together.