Inman News Announces Innovator Award Finalists – Representing the Best in Real Estate Technology

Alameda, California (EastBayDaily) — Inman News announces its list for their annual Innovator Awards finalists. The companies and people nominated are those that represent the very best in real estate innovation and technology. The Innovator Awards are a well-respected and time-honored tradition at Real Estate Connect San Francisco.

Since their inception in 1997, the annual awards have recognized companies including LendingTree, Coldwell Banker, Sawbuck Realty, Redfin, ActiveRain, vFlyer and, and individuals including Frank LLosa of Frankly Realty and, Bob Hale of the Houston Association of Realtors, and Mark Lesswing of the National Association of Realtors’ Center for Realtor Technology.

The winners of the 2010 Inman News Innovator Awards will be announced during the Real Estate Connect conference in San Francisco, which runs from July 13-15 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel.

The finalists are grouped into five categories: Brokerage or Franchise, New Technology, Web Service, Blog, Media Site, with an additional individual award for Innovator of the Year (finalists for this category are not announced).

Also, new this year, the awards will recognize a “People’s Choice” innovator, selected by a popular vote of Inman News readers from the list of finalists. Anyone who would like to vote may do so at the Innovator Award page on the Inman News site.

The Innovator Award Finalists Are Listed Here (listed alphabetically by category):

Brokerage or Franchise: AtHomes CondoDomain Connect Realty The GoodLife Team Hawaii Life Real Estate Services M Realty Real Estate One Style Estate Agents WaLaw Realty NeighborCity

New Technology: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Home Selection Assistant app DocuSign ESIGNControl app NearBuy Real Estate Search app app Redfin app Roost Social Real Estate Platform Facebook app Trulia app Walk Score app Zillow iPad app ZipRealty HomeScan app

Web Service: 1000Watt Index BlueScape Search Cloud CMA DsIDXpress “Find” search tool, Move Inc. Follr Enhanced Real Estate Social Card Fuzedagent MLSCloud NabeWise Realtor Match Realtors Property Resource (RPR)

Blog: 1000Watt blog Blog By The Bay Blue Matter Home Equity Immobilier 2.0 Keeping Current Matters Real Estate Relativity Tech Savvy Agent Urban Trekker Vendor Alley

Media Site: BlockShopper HouseLogic Housing Watch HousingWire That Interview Guy New York Times Real Estate Planetizen ProPublica Eye on Loan Modifications RE Technology Inc. Real Estate Channel

Anyone who would like to vote, may do so at the Innovator Award page on the Inman News website.

To receive a free press pass or for additional information, contact Katie Lance, Marketing Manager at katie(at)inman(dot)com

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For over 14 years, Inman News has been hosting Real Estate Connect. Real Estate Connect San Francisco, a semi-annual real estate conference for real estate agents, top brokers, mortgage professionals, technology company CEOs, directors and managers, entrepreneurs, press, analysts and investors from throughout the U.S. and around the globe, will be held this year on July 13 – 15, 2010, at a brand new location, the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.


Katie Lance
Inman News