August 07, 2012 11:00 ET

dotloop CEO Austin Allison Named Inman's 'Innovator of the Year'

Real Estate News Publication Awards Honor at Annual Inman News Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - dotloop, the first real estate software company that eliminates paperwork, today announced that Inman News named dotloop CEO Austin Allison as its 2012 "Innovator of the Year." The announcement came during Inman News' Real Estate Connect, the leading real estate technology conference held every year in San Francisco. 

Inman's "Innovator of the Year" award was created in 1997 to honor real estate companies, technologies, services and individuals who have pushed the real estate industry forward by improving the real estate transaction process for both consumers and real estate professionals. The award is given to the individual who embodies the spirit of real estate innovation. An Inman News review team selects the winner following a reader nominations process.

Previous winners include Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow; Sherry Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate; and Dale Stinton, CEO of National Association of REALTORS®.

"We created the 'Innovator of the Year' award to recognize innovators and leaders in our industry who are bringing new technologies to create a better experience for everyone involved in the real estate process," said Brad Inman, founder and publisher of Inman News.

"I'm humbled to be named Inman News' 'Innovator of the Year,'" said dotloop CEO Austin Allison. "There are big changes underway in real estate, and I'm proud that dotloop is at the forefront of creating a better experience for agents, buyers and sellers alike by eliminating paperwork in real estate transactions."

dotloop is the only collaborative solution that allows agents, brokers and clients to negotiate, sign and manage documents, all in one place. More than 200,000 agents in 700 cities across the United States and Canada use dotloop to get more deals done by eliminating paperwork in real estate transactions. To learn more, visit today.

About dotloop
dotloop is transforming the real estate industry by providing a secure online platform where any real estate agent can share and electronically sign transaction documents in real-time. As the leading provider of collaborative negotiation services, dotloop is available to service all real estate professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The innovative dotloop platform is a collaborative, wholly web-based negotiation platform that lets users add, adjust, approve and sign documents digitally -- addressing the challenges of security, efficiency and overhead costs in today's real estate industry. For more information, please visit

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