How can agents, tech companies and brokerages all move Faster, Better, Together? Learn how this July at Inman Connect San FranciscoBuy your ticket here, and remember that Select members get a $100 discount. Thinking of bringing your team? There are special onsite perks and discounts when you buy those tickets together too. Just contact us to find out more.

Thanks to an influx of venture capital and creative thinkers, the real estate industry has never been more dynamic. At the same time, competition is cutthroat, the challenges great and the future of the industry never more uncertain. Who are the visionary companies, teams and individuals that are working to prosper and help shape the real estate industry of tomorrow?

The annual Inman Innovator Awards are back to highlight the industry’s most forward-thinking and unencumbered members. We’ve selected over 100 Innovator Award Finalists for 2018 grouped into the following seven categories:

  • Most Innovative Real Estate Technology
  • Most Innovative Real Estate Company
  • Most Innovative Broker-Owner
  • Most Innovative Agent
  • Most Innovative MLS, Association or Industry Organization
  • Most Innovative Team
  • Most Innovative Marketing Program

Check out the full list to learn more about who they are and why they are finalists.



Among our nominees are entrepreneurs, data scientists, marketers, agents, companies and brokerages redefining how the business of real estate is done.

Next up, we’ll be announcing our Innovator of the Year — someone who has consistently pushed the envelope this year, and our Give-Back Innovator of the Year — an individual or organization that has made a difference through its philanthropy, charity or other commitment to service.

The 2018 Inman Innovator Winners, including Innovator of the Year and Give-Back Innovator of the Year will be revealed at Inman Connect San Francisco the week of July 17-20, 2018, on Thursday, July 19 at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. All our winners will be honored at the Innovator Bash, July 19 at 8 p.m. Don’t miss it!


“The Inman Innovators represent the brightest minds in real estate working make the industry better, faster, together,” said Brad Inman, publisher of Inman. “We thank all the finalists on this year’s list for their efforts to elevate real estate, and we’re excited to announce and celebrate their accomplishments in July.”

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The Inman Innovator Award Selection Process
Who qualifies? In some cases, a specific app, technology or business process qualifies someone for consideration. In other cases, a company as a whole or a person consistently tries new things, adopts new technology, creates a new culture or approach to real estate or has figured out how to achieve an unmatched level of success.
How does the selection process work? The process for selection begins with identifying companies and individuals who meet these standards. A list of prospects, finalists and winners is culled and resolved based on input from the Inman editorial team who cover innovation on a daily basis, which includes tech reporters, business journalists and real estate industry generalists.
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