Since 1998, the Inman Innovator Awards have honored companies, individuals and new technology that increases productivity, efficiency and transparency for consumers and real estate professionals alike.

Inman Innovators include entrepreneurs pushing the old ways aside, data scientists discovering new ways to examine behavior, marketers reimagining how to showcase properties, teams reinventing how to communicate with clients, companies building advanced technologies and brokerages and teams creating groundbreaking business models.

Following an open call for nominations that netted 288 nominees, the Inman team has selected the finalists in each category. The full list of finalists appears below.

The winners will be honored next month at Inman Connect Las Vegas, along with the announcement of this year’s recipient of the Nate Ellis Award for giving back to the community.

The 2023 Inman Innovator Award Finalists

Innovator of the Year (individual or individuals)

WinnersTamir Poleg, Pritesh Damani, Sharran Srivatsaa, The Real Brokerage

Andrew Binkley, Constellation1
Art Carter, CRMLS
Omer Granot, LocalizeOS
Brian Hardecker, Truehold
Glenn Kelman, Bridget Frey, Jason Aleem, Redfin
Sue Yannaccone, Anywhere

Company of the Year

Winner: Inside Real Estate

Black Knight
CoStar Group

Top Agent or Team

Winner: Jordan Cohen, RE/MAX
The Umansky Team, The Agency
Coalition Properties Group, Keller Williams
The Bethany White Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
The Jason Mitchell Group
The Groho Group, @properties Christie’s International Real Estate
Suneet Agarwal, Big Block Realty North

Top Brokerage

Winner: William Raveis

The Agency
Coldwell Banker
LPT Realty
The Real Brokerage

Top Technology


Collabra Technology
Luxury Presence

Top Video or Podcast

Winner: Glitter and Gay, Tyler Whitman and Glennda Baker

eXp University
Industry Relations, Greg Robertson & Rob Hahn
No Days Off, Brian Gubernick
Ryan Serhant YouTube Channel
Tiffany McQuaid, Open House Naples
The World of Real Estate, Frances Katzen

Top MLS, Association, or Industry Organization

Winner: REcolorado

California Regional MLS (CRMLS)
Her Best Life
Houston Association of Realtors
LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance
National Fair Housing Alliance
Northwest MLS

Top Marketing or Branding Campaign

Winner: Engel & Völkers Refinement

“Only a Realtor,” Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors
The Penthouse at Central Park Tower aka “The One Above All Else,” SERHANT.
“The right agent can lead the way,” RE/MAX
“The Best Time to Sell Consumer Campaign”,
“Nothing Compares to What's Next,” Sotheby’s International Realty
“For The Love of Home,” @properties Christie’s International Real Estate

The Nate Ellis Award (for giving back to the community)

Winner: Greg Robertson, Vendor Alley

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