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Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Editor's note: In this four-part series, we highlight four of the finalists for the 2005 Inman Innovator Award and profile their contributions to the real estate industry. This year, 66 real estate, technology and media firms have made it to the final nomination round and will compete for the coveted awards. (See Part 2: OnBoard LLC founders make sense of real estate data; Part 3: Search real estate and ye shall find 'WhereToLive'; and Part 4: Giving credit where credit is due.) Anyone who has ever wrestled with the oversized pages of a newspaper or strained their eyes staring at small type in the classifieds can appreciate the services of The company's software searches newspapers, magazines, Web sites and other public sources daily for listings of homes for sale by owner. The software adds the homes' addresses and other information and e-mails the results to real estate agents, mortgage brokers and title insurers as sales leads. The Lennon and McCartney of online ...