Pre-MLS and Private Real Estate Listing Marketplace Nominated in “Most Innovative Technology” Category
AUSTIN – HipPocketz, the private and pre-MLS real estate listing marketplace, has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Inman Innovator Award. Inman’s recognition is considered by many to be the most prestigious honor in real estate as it stands for the future of the industry and a bold desire to create better consumer and agent experiences. Past winners of the award have included Keller Williams, Zillow’s Spencer Rascoff, Homesnap, and more than 100 other influencers in the industry.
“Being selected by Inman as a finalist for this respected award is a major step forward for HipPocketz and the pre-MLS and off-MLS real estate market overall,” said Megan DiBartolo, Founder and CEO of HipPocketz. “Inman’s acknowledgment of innovative approaches, like ours, helps encourage key decision makers to remain open minded about advancements and improvements in the real estate industry. I am inspired by the visionary companies Inman has recognized in the past, and am honored that HipPocketz has been identified as a company with the potential to help shape the future of the real estate industry.”
HipPocketz is among 12 candidates in the Most Innovative Technology category. Inman evaluated potential nominees from across the nation in real estate companies, forward-thinking agents, entrepreneurs, and other technology firms who were launching new products or innovating processes. Sixty-six companies and individuals were chosen as finalists in six categories aimed at transforming the industry, from the Most Innovative Real Estate Company to Most Innovative Agent/Broker.
As a finalist, HipPocketz will attend the Inman Connect Conference on August 6, 2015 in San Francisco where the final winner will be selected. Along with the announcement of the final winner, the conference serves as the premier real estate technology event for individuals and influential leaders in real estate.
HipPocketz plans to expand features and offer new ways for both real estate agents and consumers to access the pre-MLS and off-MLS market while continuing to build a community of top-producing agents.
HipPocketz is the first of its kind to offer a real-time, searchable, universally responsive database with targeted exposure for pre-MLS and off-MLS listings. The platform provides an organized and transparent approach to accessing the broad number of previously hidden off-MLS listings across the U.S. Within six months of beta launch in January 2015, agents from 25 states signed up listing more than $250 million worth of pre-MLS and private real estate listings.