via the Center for Real Estate Technology blog, please join me in congratulating the winner’s of this spotlight on technology awards. While I won’t be attending the NAR convention in New Orleans this year, they will all be recognized at this national event. Real Estate has been slow to adopt technology, so hats off to them all for helping prod the industry along in the right direction.
Advocate Category â€” a leader of a cause; essential supporter.
Brian Copeland Village Real Estate Services (Nashville, TN)
This individual is the lynch pin when it comes to technology in real estate. They make sense of the new tech ideas by understanding their uses. They jump in and test drive technology, evaluate it thoroughly, and then share their knowledge freely with REALTORSÂ® in order to empower and educate them on the latest tech trends. The advocate reaches out and engages others. They make a difference one person at a time.
Innovator Category â€” a groundbreaker; trailblazer.
Ben Martin Virginia Association of REALTORSÂ®Â Â (Glen Allen, VA)
This individual pushes technology to the next level. The innovator ensures that real estate technology systems and processes are prepared to meet business and consumer needs today and tomorrow. They implement creative ideas, and drive â€˜out of the box’ thinking. Innovators collaborate with others and share ideas openly in order to obtain the greatest benefit for the REALTORSÂ®, consumers, and the industry.
Pioneer Category â€” a leader into the unexplored or into something new.
Mark Flavin Bay East Association (Pleasanton, CA)
This individual takes technology and pushes its applications to the next level. They are the trend setters that lead the way. The pioneer is the one to watch and the one to follow.
Visionary Category â€” one with foresight.
Brad Nix MaxSell Real EstateÂ (Woodstock, GA)
These individual see the technology trends and understand how new tech tools & resources can be applied to the real estate industry in the next month, year or even decades. Often times they are the ones that are doing things so extremely different, it takes the combined efforts of the Advocates, Innovators, and Pioneers to embrace this individual’s vision before the industry as a whole understands it. This is what makes the visionaries stand out â€” they look outside the proven techniques to define the new standard and ultimately change the real estate landscape for the better.
Many thanks to all who took the time to nominate a tech super star and to theÂ judges of this award.