Inman is a name that has come to signify quality and playing at the highest level within the real estate industry. This year's Inman Innovator awards were the most exciting we've seen. Brad Inman and his team put on an incredible event, gathering together a crowd who were there to celebrate real estate excellence and the heart and spirit of the industry.
This year the Inman team also created the special Nate Ellis award to honor someone who truly gave more to the industry than he took. It was a moving tribute that resonated with the true feeling behind all that Inman News represents. Winners and finalists at the Inman Innovator awards represent the cutting edge in real estate.
Lion & Orb clients honored include:
Winner for Most Innovative Sales Agent: Ben Bacal
Ben Bacal's rise to the top of the luxury real estate market in Los Angeles has been well-documented in the media. He’s sold over $400 million in real estate in the last several years including the $70 million Minecraft house. Ben is famous for his video marketing and is the founder of Roofshoot, an app designed to help agents create better real estate videos. Ben took what he's learned about making videos in real estate from the best in the business and worked with developers to create an app that is simple to use and gives real estate agents the ability to make professional property videos, neighborhood spotlights, and profiles in minutes.
Winner for Most Innovative Technology: Cloud MLX
W + R Studios has a mission is to bring innovation to the MLS world and the results have been extraordinary. Cloud CMA is the gold standard in the industry and Cloud MLX is a brilliant re-imagining of the traditional MLS search experience, bringing more ease of use and fun to the functionality. Hashtags, easy natural language search and instant messaging between agents, make this technology an answer many pros in the business have been searching for.
Finalist for Most Innovative Brokerage: Hawaii Life
Hawaii Life is a statewide, locally owned and operated brokerage dedicated to delivering a quality real estate experience. They continue to grow proving that being un-corporate and forward thinking aren't mutually exclusive through their award-winning marketing and service.. Hawaii Life is an Inc. 5000 company and has been acknowledged with awards both in Hawaii and nationally.The firm also supports the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, an organization which helps sustain, preserve, and protect treasured Hawaiian sites and the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund which reviews and makes grants for nonprofits all around the state.
Finalist for Most Innovative Technology: Zillow Premier Agent app
Zillow continues to focus on creating a comprehensive platform for agents. The Premier Agent app allows agents to manage leads, create fast, streamlined responses to incoming contacts from Zillow and Trulia, and manage listings, profiles and reviews on Zillow and Trulia. The stand alone app has become indispensable for agents and brokers looking to manage their Zillow experience on the go.
When our clients win, we win.