Realogy has selected 15 technology companies to compete in its upcoming 5th Annual FWD Innovation Summit, the company recently announced. The companies, chosen from a pool of more than 80 applicants, will present live demos to an audience of brand leaders, franchisees and senior executives of Realogy on September 8 at the Microsoft Technology Center – New York in Times Square.
The 15 companies are (in alphabetical order):
Agentology – Lead management and qualification for real estate brokers and agents (San Diego, Calif.)
Boost by HomeSpotter – Social marketing automation for real estate brokers and agents (Minneapolis, Minn.)
BrokerSumo – Back-end management platform for real estate brokerages (San Jose, Calif.)
Brokers Technology – Mobile-first transaction management developed by real estate agents (St. George, Utah)
Carey – Facebook Messenger Bot platform for real estate (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Hurdlr, Inc. – Mobile application that provides real estate agents with insights into their business performance (Bethesda, Md.)
ListingZen – Application that uses machine learning to streamline the creation of listing and marketing materials for real estate agents and teams (Pasadena, Calif.)
myPlanit – A mobile app that organizes and analyzes a real estate agent’s activity, photos and contacts (New York, N.Y.)
RealtyMe – An app designed for home sellers to track the progress of their real estate transaction with real-time, social media-style updates (Camarillo, Calif.)
Remzy – Software that connects homebuyers with owners of homes who have not listed, but may want to sell (Miami, Fla.)
Snap21 – An app for easily requesting, and then promoting, online reviews (Lancaster, Pa.)
Structurely – An artificial intelligence assistant for real estate agents (Johnston, Iowa)
Transported – A virtual reality application that works with any camera or VR device (Los Angeles, Calif.)
VimChat – Simplifies and organizes SMS communication between consumers, real estate agents or brokers (Burlingame, Calif.)
VirtualAPT – A robot-driven virtual reality solution (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
“We’re thrilled with the quality of this year’s candidates, and the 15 companies we selected to compete for the FWD crown are truly outstanding,” says John Peyton, president and CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group. “We look forward to hosting their live demos at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York, a unique forum dedicated to showcasing innovative ideas and technology.”
FWD is an invitation-only event designed to find and attract the best new technology products and services for Realogy’s franchise brands and company-owned residential real estate brokerages. In addition to presenting their products and services, each of the 15 companies selected to participate in the exclusive event will be able to tap into the Realogy network of real estate leaders. Realogy will award a $25,000 cash prize to the company that presents the most innovative technology product or service designed for the real estate industry. The winner also will receive placement in the ZapStoreSM, an app and service marketplace that is directly integrated within Realogy’s proprietary Zap® technology platform currently in use by its affiliated brokers and sales agents.
For more information, please visit www.realogy.com.
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