DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Feb 5, 2013) - HousingWire announced today that it will launch an awards program highlighting the best technology firms in the residential real estate industry, a new effort designed to complement the media company's 4th annual real estate expo and convention, called REX 2013. Firms deserving consideration for the RETech:50 can now be nominated online at retech50.housingwire.com, with winners selected by HousingWire's award-winning team of writers and editors.
"As real estate reemerges post-financial crisis, we see a need to highlight the innovation that is absolutely critical to sustained market growth and evolution," said Paul Jackson, CEO and Publisher of HousingWire. "The HW RETech:50 awards are designed to do just that, driving awareness and prestige to the firms tirelessly working to create the future of the real estate business."
With a history of identifying key industry trends and professionals, HousingWire will add the HW RETech:50 program to a growing set of prestigious lists produced each year, including the publication's annual Influential Women in Housing and Person of the Year programs.
HW's expert writers and editors will assess nominated companies along a series of dimensions, including: the impact a technology has already had; a technology's potential to positively disrupt the real estate market in the future; adoption of the technology by those in the real estate industry; and many other areas of consideration.
Submissions will be accepted until March 1st, 2013, with winners notified in May; profiles on the winning companies will appear with the June 2013 issue of HousingWire Magazine, and winning firms will also be recognized at the REX 2013 real estate conference.
REX 2013 will take place at the Fort Worth Convention Center in downtown Fort Worth, with an expected attendance of over 2,000 real estate professionals. Visit http://www.rexannual.com/ for more information about the event.
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