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Realtor technology advocate wins Inman Innovator award

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Mark Lesswing, chief technology officer and senior vice president of the National Association of Realtors' Center for Realtor Technology, received a special Inman Innovator Award for "Individual Innovator" Wednesday during Real Estate Connect SF 2006. The Innovator Awards honor forward-thinking technology, business models and pioneers in online real estate, brokerage and mortgage companies. Lesswing plays a critical role at the Center for Realtor Technology where he has helped spearhead important technology initiatives and educate NAR members about crucial technology issues in real estate such as data scraping, Internet security, and industry technology standards. He oversees the association's information technology initiatives and strategies, identifies Web-based services for members and evaluates existing services and programs. The Center for Realtor Technology serves Realtor and Realtor associations as an industry advocate, implementation consultant and technology...