Inman News Announces the 2013 Innovator Awards winners

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Inman News announced the 2013 Innovator Awards winners today in San Francisco.  Our own Bob Stewart has been down there all week soaking up the new information which we'll be sharing with you all via ActiveRain University classes in the near future.

ActiveRain tries hard to stay ahead of the game and pass those learnings onto you, our community.  So even if you didn't get a chance to attend the conference this week, you'll still get the insights by being a part of AR!  

Ladies and gentleman, the winners of the 2013 Inman News Innovator Awards:

Most Innovative Real Estate Agent - Ben Caballero

Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise - Redfin (their CEO Glenn Kelman is a fellow 'Rainer)

Most Innovative MLS or Real Estate Trade Association - Midwest Real Estate Data LLC

Most Innovative Real Estate Agent App, Tool or Vendor - Agent Ace

Most Innovative Brokerage or Franchise App, Tool or Vendor - imageSurge 

Most Innovative MLS or Real Estate Trade Association App, Tool or Vendor - ClareityStore 

Most Innovative Digital Real Estate Marketing Campaign or Strategy - LendingTree 

Most Innovative Use of a New Technology - Supra

Innovator of the Year Award - Pete Flint (if all goes as planned, Trulia will be the parent company of ActiveRain later this year)

People's Choice Innovator Award - Laurie Weston Davis 

Read the full article on Inman News

Congratulations to all the winners!! 

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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations to the winners. I will read about them. Thanks fo the information.

Jul 12, 2013 08:45 PM #16
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I had a chance to persue a few of teh winners. .there is teh reaosn. .inspring people among us. . congartulations 


Jul 12, 2013 09:00 PM #17
Brien Berard
Remax Professionals Laurel MD - Laurel, MD
Maryland Real Estate Agents - Laurel Real Estate

I like SUPRA.  I also love MRIS the local mls service in Maryland.  They are great.

Jul 12, 2013 09:44 PM #18
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Congratulations to all the winners! Looking forward to what Bob brings back from the conference.

Jul 12, 2013 11:11 PM #19
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Congrats to the winners.  Innovate or die.  Where it is all headed is the great unknown, but I think it will all be for the good.  At least I hope so.

Jul 13, 2013 12:10 AM #20
Kevin Ward - Los Angeles, CA
Founder of

Wow!  Ben Caballero is a giant!  I was totally unaware of his company. That guy is an antrepreneurial rockstar!

Jul 13, 2013 12:24 AM #21
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Congratulations to all the winners to be recognized by Inman for a job or product that's new and different. I'll look forward to checking out each one in the future. 

Jul 13, 2013 01:14 AM #22
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Conrgats to all the winners and thanks for making the effort to make our industry better.

Jul 13, 2013 01:20 AM #23
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Cool my MLS won!  Congrats MRED.

Congrats to Ben Caballero for all his tireless efforts to fight the misuse of our listing data!   NAREP

Jul 13, 2013 02:29 AM #24
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Thanks for sharing the knowledge and experience from other very successful entrepreneurs with the AR community.

Jul 13, 2013 02:31 AM #25
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
iXL Real Estate-Wiregrasss\ - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners. I checked on Agent Ace and it's not available in my area....yet.

Jul 13, 2013 02:52 AM #26
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Thanks Active Rain for passing on these awards.  We will check them out!

Jul 13, 2013 03:10 AM #27
Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR© 512-845-4204
eXp Realty - Canyon Lake, TX
My knowledge is your power | eXp Realty

Congrats to the winners, but ... look at this:

Most Innovative Real Estate Agent App, Tool or Vendor - Agent Ace

^^ this makes no sense to me. There is no value proposition for real estate agents or brokers here. It's awesome for the public, but there is nothing here to buy to improve your own business.

Sorry J Philip Faranda didn't win. He deserved it!

Jul 13, 2013 04:28 AM #28
Charlie Ragonesi - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

looking forward to Bob's take aways. This type of work and info sharing is what makes this a great network to be a part of

Jul 13, 2013 05:23 AM #29
Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Goergia MLS was nominated which is a first to my knowledge.  Congrats to the winners.

Jul 13, 2013 07:42 AM #30
Darryl Harrison
Zip Realty,Inc. - Hyattsville, MD
Darryl Harrison

Congratulations to all the winners. I appreciate getting exposed to this list for future reference.

Jul 13, 2013 09:06 AM #31
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


Congratulation to the winners.  I don't know all the winners, but I will read about them and  hopefully learn something.

Jul 13, 2013 12:17 PM #32
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Congratulations to all!  It looks like I need to take a look at a few things.

Jul 13, 2013 04:29 PM #33
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Bob is our eyes and ears for the event....let her rip Bob!

Jul 14, 2013 12:06 AM #34
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Looks like an opportunity for MANY blogs...what makes them the most innovative agent, broker, etc....more news to report !

Jul 15, 2013 09:18 PM #35
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