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Inman Innovator Award Finalists

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The Inman Innovator awards will be presented July 28 at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. A complete list of finalists in each category is available online. Eight companies will compete for the Inman Innovator Award this year in the real estate technology category. The 2004 finalists are Weichert Realtors, Upward Motion, Sonic Eagle, Imprev, Criterion Corp., Mirra, Smarter Agent and EasyShow lockboxes. Weichert Weichert Real Estate has created an in-house online lead network that may well be the industry's first substantial Internet lead business inside an existing full-service real estate company. The network pulls in leads from various sources, including pay-per-click advertising and content syndication of listings. Weichert then scrubs the customers, identifies which office would best match their needs and passes them on to the appropriate office or sales associate. Upward Motion Upward Motion's Real Estate Simulator uses simulation technology to recreate the real-life challen...