That’s why I’m so excited to announce these Inman News Innovator Award finalists today.
Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2006
Inman News, organizers of the Real Estate Connect conference series, announced the finalists today for its prestigious, 10th annual Innovator Award. They include such standouts as Google Base, Redfin, Zillow, Stewart Title, LendingTree, the blog Matrix, Weichert Realtors and HotPads.
“In today’s fast moving marketplace, innovation is a more important quality than size, market share or even revenue,” said Bradley Inman, founder and publisher of Inman News. “That’s why I’m so excited to announce these Inman News Innovator Award finalists today.”
Finalists -- and ultimately winners -- are selected by the Inman News editorial board from a group of nominees that have been suggested by the industry itself. Winners will be announced July 26, 2006, in a ceremony at Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2006.
The finalists in each award category are:
1. MOST INNOVATIVE REAL ESTATE BLOG
Matrix, RainCityGuide, The Walk-Through (The New York Times), Center for REALTOR® Technology blog, SocketSite (Curbed), Urban Digs
2. MOST INNOVATIVE NEW BUSINESS MODEL
Redfin Direct, BuySide Realty, Expert Realty, RebateReps.com, Move's Top Marketer
3. MOST INNOVATIVE REAL ESTATE DATA SITE
Zillow, HomeSmartReports.com, PropertyShark, RealEstateABC, RealtyTrac
4. MOST INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
Stewart Title's SureClose, Blogging Systems, CellSigns, RealPING, Smarter Agent's Mobile GPS, WolfNet's MapTracks, LocoModa's StreetSurfer
5. MOST INNOVATIVE MORTGAGE COMPANY/SERVICE
The Loan Page, LendingTree, Bank of America's Real Estate Center, NationPoint, Air Force Credit Union
6. MOST INNOVATIVE BROKERAGE/FRANCHISE/REALTOR
Alain Pinel Realtors, Weichert Realtors, RE/MAX International, Intero Real Estate, Michael Saunders & Co., Chase International
7. MOST INNOVATIVE WEB SERVICE
VisiStat, Trulia, HouseValues' HomePages.com, PropSmart, Homethinking, Google Base, HomeGain neighborhood maps, RealLiving.com, Coldwell Banker Video Library
8. MOST INNOVATIVE MEDIA SITE
Realtor Magazine Online, YourHub.com, RIS Media, October Research, Planetizen
9. MOST INNOVATIVE RENTAL/ NEW HOME ONLINE SERVICE
HotPads, CityCribs, RentClicks, MyNewPlace, Rent.com/eBay
Award nominations were closed on June 5, 2006. Previous winners include Google Earth, Century21 ClickIt, RealLiving, MetroCities, Curbed.com, ApartmentRating.com, NY Times Real Estate, HomeGain, Cendant LeadRouter, Fidelity PHD, E*TRADE, E-LOAN, Lending Tree, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, and many other innovative companies.
About the Inman News Innovator Awards
Since 1997, the Inman News Innovator Awards (http://www.inman.com/connectsf/innovator.aspx) have recognized companies demonstrating extraordinary powers of innovation through the use of technology or the Internet. Past winners include Century21 ClickIt, RealLiving, MetroCities, Curbed.com, ApartmentRating.com, NYTimes.com Real Estate, Cendant LeadRouter, Fidelity PHD, E-LOAN, Lending Tree, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, and many other inventive companies.
About Real Estate Connect
Real Estate Connect (http://www.inman.com/connectsf) is the premier real estate technology conference and attracts the industry’s most influential decision makers, opinion leaders and technology experts into an active forum for discussion and debate. Connect LUX: Luxury Home Marketing in the Internet Age is scheduled for October 15-17, 2006 at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami.
About Inman News
Real Estate Connect is organized and produced by Inman News (http://www.inman.com),the nation's leading independent real estate news service and content provider. Inman’s clients and partners include 50,000+ Web sites and 250+ U.S. newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Washington Post, Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google, The Wall Street Journal Online, CBS MarketWatch, and many more.
Inman News offers information-based products and services for real estate professionals and consumers, including Inman News Membership, Digital Media and News content for the Web, weekly in-depth Special Reports, and Real Estate Connect conferences and events. Additionally, Inman News’ video production division, Inman Stories, produces, markets and sells high-quality streaming videos marketed and sold within the luxury home marketing, neighborhood, agent/broker, product/technology and corporate real estate markets.
Mindy M. Hull, Inman News’ Marketing Director, 510.658.9252, x.142
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Dave Platter, Publitas, New York, 212-757-7506,
SOURCE: SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE CONNECT 2006
Web Site: http://www.inman.com/connectsf
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