|July 30, 2006|
|Redfin Wins Innovator of the Year Award From Inman News at Real Estate Connect|
SEATTLE - Jul. 30, 2006:
"In today's economy, innovation determines success," said Bradley Inman, founder and publisher of Inman News. "In the view of myself and my editorial board, Redfin has earned this award by finding new ways to succeed."
"For a company that prizes innovation and customer service as its defining characteristics, Redfin is proud to have been recognized for having the industry's most innovative business model," said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. "The award is especially meaningful coming from Inman News, which has long been the voice of the real estate industry. We believe our winning reflects a new openness to Internet service within the industry that was, for us, the most noteworthy aspect of this year's conference."
This year's other winners are listed below:
Category: Innovator of the Year Winner: Mark Lesswing, Vice President, National Association of REALTORS®, Center for REALTOR® Technology
Category: Most Innovative Real Estate Blog Winner: UrbanDigs.com
Category: Most Innovative Real Estate Data Site Winner: PropertyShark
Category: Most Innovative Technology Winner: CellSigns, Inc.
Category: Most Innovative Mortgage Company/Service Winner: Air Force Federal Credit Union
Category: Most Innovative Brokerage/Franchise/Realtor Winner: RE/MAX International, Inc.
Category: Most Innovative Web Service Winner: Trulia
Category: Most Innovative Media Site Winner: October Research Corporation
Category: Most Innovative Rental/ New Home Online Service Winner: MyNewPlace
Since the launch of the Inman News Innovator Awards in 1997, Inman News has recognized enterprises that have demonstrated extraordinary levels of innovation through the use of technology or the Internet that enhance the real estate transaction for consumers, positively impact the real estate industry and redefine key business models within the market. Additionally, one individual who embodies the spirit of innovation in real estate is honored each year.
Winners from prior years include Google Earth, Century21 ClickIt, RealLiving, Curbed.com, ApartmentRating.com, NY Times Real Estate, Metrocities Mortgage, Cendant LeadRouter, Fidelity PHD, E*TRADE, E-LOAN, Lending Tree, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, and many more.