As a strong believer in both innovation and collaboration, I am pleased to share that Realogy is hosting the 2015 Realogy FWD Innovation Summit (#RealogyFWD) on June 23, 2015. Realogy, the parent company of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate and other leading brands and real estate services companies, is inviting entrepreneurs and early-stage technology companies to apply to earn one of 15 coveted invitations to the FWD Innovation Summit, which features a competition with live demonstrations and a $25,000 cash prize for the company that presents the most innovative technology product or service designed for the real estate industry.
The invitation-only event is designed to find and attract the best new technology products and services for Realogy’s franchise networks and company-owned residential real estate brokerages, which collectively operate approximately 13,500 offices with 251,300 independent sales associates doing business in 104 countries around the world. Realogy has received approximately 100 applications in each of the past two years. The application deadline for the 2015 FWD event is May 1, and participants will be selected in mid-May.
We are excited to share that this year’s event will be held in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) campus. With Realogy’s ZipRealty technology team based in Emeryville, CA, we are taking this exciting opportunity to bring the FWD Innovation Summit to the hub of innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We are in the midst of an exciting era in real estate. Never before has technology, mobile innovation, data utilization, and social media empowered us to completely rethink processes, service approaches, and productivity as we have the opportunity to do now. Together, we can propel our industry forward—for ourselves as professionals and for our clients. I am proud that Realogy is at the center of this new and pioneering way of thinking, and look forward to another incredible Realogy FWD Innovation Summit!
More information is available online at realogyFWD.com, including 2014 video highlights, a complete list of past participants and the FWD blog.
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