Thank you to Inman News for this extraordinary honor. I am truly humbled by the award. Thanks also to Zillow's fantastic employees, and our many tens of thousands of business partners, for having made our success possible.
Inman News Innovator of the Year Award
Having just returned from the Inman News Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco, CA. my first instinct was to create a long post sharing all the great information and awesome take-aways I came away with this year, but then after some thought, I decided to share this with you instead, at least for now. All the great tech stuff coming later...
On July 28th, 2011 at the Hilton Union Square Grand Ballroom, Brad Inman Founder of Inman News, Tim Smith CEO of Inman, and Chris Smith, the newly appointed Chief Evangelist for Inman announced the 2011 Innovator of the Year Award Winner. Up until the morning of the announcement, I had no idea who the winner was going to be, but I had heard some names mentioned and was encouraged to not miss this presentation.
It was a very exciting moment to say the least, and to capture it on video was an honor. It's the only video footage I have from the entire 3 day event. My hat's off to the winners, and my heart and congratulations goes out to ALL the nominees from every category. There truly are no losers, everyone nominated is a winner in my opinion.
The Inman team must have a very difficult time trying to select winners beyond the "People's Choice" awards. Shout-outs and Kudos to their entire team and staff for a fine job well done! Thanks, and congrats to Inman on celebrating 15 years of Real Estate Connect Success.
Now, please take a moment to join me in congratulating the 2011 Inman News "Innovator of the Year" for winning a very prestigious and coveted award....drum roll please...the winner is....