Inman News today released the finalists’ names for the coveted 2007 Inman Innovator Awards, recognizing innovation in real estate. Winners will be announced at the annual Real Estate Connect SF technology conference, Aug. 1-3, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
Thirty-nine real estate, technology and media firms have been chosen as finalists, including John L. Scott Real Estate, Fidelity National Information Service, the Houston Association of Realtors, Trulia and Zillow.
The Inman Innovator Awards recognize companies that use technology and innovation to enhance the real estate transaction and experience for consumers and real estate professionals. In addition, one individual who embodies the spirit of innovation in real estate is honored each year.
Past winners of the Inman Innovator Awards include: Redfin, RE/MAX International, ZipRealty, Cendant, Google Earth, PropertyShark and LendingTree.
The 2007 Inman Innovator Award finalists in five categories are (in no particular order):
Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise
Most Innovative Web Service
Point2 Technologies’ National Listing Service
HUD’s Neighborhood Watch Center
FTC’s Competition in Real Estate Web resource
HAR.com (Houston Association of Realtors)
Most Innovative Technology
Most Innovative Blog
Most Innovative Media Site
Active Rain Real Estate Network
Business Week’s Hot Properties
New York Times’ Real Estate Site
Wall St. Journal’s RealEstateJournal.com
Curbed.com’s real estate network
“60 Minutes” Multimedia Article/Segment Site
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