Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2006 -–
Many were nominated. Fifty-three became finalists. And on July 26, just 10 winners emerged. The competition for Inman News’ prestigious Innovator Award yielded one winner for each enterprise category and one Innovator of the Year. The winners were announced yesterday, in a special ceremony at the Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2006 conference.
The winners are:
CATEGORY: Innovator of the Year
WINNER: Mark Lesswing, Vice President, National Association of REALTORS®, Center for REALTOR® Technology
CATEGORY: Most Innovative Real Estate Blog
CATEGORY: Most Innovative New Business Model
WINNER: Redfin Direct
CATEGORY: Most Innovative Real Estate Data Site
CATEGORY: Most Innovative Technology
WINNER: CellSigns, Inc.
CATEGORY: Most Innovative Mortgage Company/Service
WINNER: Air Force Federal Credit Union
CATEGORY: Most Innovative Brokerage/Franchise/Realtor
WINNER: RE/MAX International, Inc.
CATEGORY: Most Innovative Web Service
CATEGORY: Most Innovative Media Site
WINNER: October Research Corporation
CATEGORY: Most Innovative Rental/ New Home Online Service
“In today’s economy, innovation determines success,” said Bradley Inman, founder and publisher of Inman News. “In the view of myself and my editorial board, these winners have earned this award by finding new ways to succeed where others have failed.”
Winners are selected by the Inman News editorial board from a group of nominees that have been suggested by the industry itself. Previous years’ 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 others.
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, mindy(at)inman.com
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SOURCE: SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE CONNECT 2006
Web Site: http://www.inman.com/connectsf