Introducing the HW RETech:50
This June, HousingWire Magazine will profile 50 of the nation's top real estate technology firms.
Here, you'll find the who, what, when, where and why of this groundbreaking program.
Innovation and positive disruption are what moves any market forward, and the real estate business is seeing an emergence of incredible technology. Today's innovations will change how homes are listed, marketed, managed, sold -- and everything in between.
The HW RETech:50 recognizes those tech firms making an impact, helping improve the real estate business for real estate professionals and consumers alike.
Tech is changing real estate.
What are the criteria?
How do I apply?
To be eligible for consideration in the 2013 HW RETech:50, a firm must meet the folllowing requirements:
The 2013 HW RETech:50 will be selected by HW's award-winning team of editors and writers, based on submissions received.
General criteria include: the role of the technology in the real estate business; impact the technology has had; potential for the technology to positively disrupt the real estate business; leadership team.
Just as important as what we do look at, is what we do not.
We don't consider the number of years a firm has been in business; we don't consider whether it is publicly-traded or not; we don't consider revenues and/or profits.
Download our handy PDF summary of what's on the nomination form. In general, here's what's needed to nominate a firm:
"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. The HW RETech:50 are designed to do just that, driving awareness and prestige to the firms tirelessly working to create the future of the real estate business."
- Paul Jackson, Publisher and CEO, HousingWire
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Offer technology primarily targeting residential real estate: either involving consumers, or real estate professionals
Technology must be available in the United States
That's it. Pretty simple, right? Our goal is to cast as wide a net as possible in looking at tech innovation affecting how people buy and sell homes; and how real estate professionals manage the business of real estate itself.
Basic information about the firm to be nominated.
Names and bios on up to three key officers at the company.
Background on key technology: a summary, and impact on industry
(optional) Summary of prior awards, links to product videos, and more
Terms and Conditions
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. By checking the box associated with your firm's submission form, you, on behalf of the firm named in the submission form ("you" or "your firm") agree to and acknowledge your firm's consent to be bound by these Terms and Conditions ("Agreement"). Your firm may not participate in the HW RETech:50 or proceed with submission without accepting this Agreement.
HW Publishing LLC ("HousingWire" or "HW") established the Tech 50 Awards to honor firms that have advanced the real estate industry through their technology innovation and/or impact (collectively, "the Award" or "the Awards" or "the Awards Program").
Deadline for Submissions: Submissions must be received no later than March 15, 2013.
General Eligibility Criteria. It is important to HousingWire and to the real estate community that the recipients of the Award exemplify the highest standards of the profession. You represent, warrant and agree that your firm meets, and will continue to meet, the following criteria as a condition of eligibility in HW RETech:50. Only firms providing some form of technology or technology-based service to the real estate industry are eligible to be candidates an Award. Individuals are not eligible. Additionally, to be eligible as a candidate, a nominee's business must provide technology impacting the residential real estate industry within the United States. HousingWire reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any candidate, including your firm, from the Awards Program for any reason, including without limitation, HousingWire's belief that a candidate has a past or pending adverse history and/or is, or may be subject to bankruptcy or insolvency.
Timeliness and Accuracy of Submission Information. Please review your firm's submission information before submitting it. You represent and warrant to HousingWire that the information you submit is current, accurate and complete and is not false or misleading. You may correct any inaccuracies or supplement the reported information by contacting HousingWire at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2013. We may ask you to supplement the information in your firm's submission form with additional information. If you choose not to provide any such information, your firm may no longer be considered for an Award. You further represent and warrant that the disclosure of your submission information to HousingWire and any additional information you provide for the Awards Program and HousingWire's subsequent use of the information in connection with the Awards Program do not violate any agreement between you and your firm or between you or your firm and any third parties that may be referenced in or identifiable through the information provided.
Attendance at the REX 2013 Conference. We ask all participating firms to verify the availability of one of their principals to attend the REX 2013 conference, on or about June 2-4, 2013, where the winners will be honored. If your firm is selected for an Award, a representative from your firm must attend the conference. If a principal of your firm is unable to attend, an alternate winner may be chosen in your firm's place. HousingWire will provide the winning firm's single representative with complimentary general admission to REX 2013.
Publicity. We may publicize the Award, your firm and/or any principals of your firm as we deem appropriate, including recognition before, during and after REX 2013. If your firm is selected as an Award winner, you authorize HousingWire to disclose and publicize information we learn about your firm through its participation in the Awards Program. If your firm is selected as an Award winner, solely in relation to the Award and REX 2013, you agree that a principal from your firm will be available for reasonable amounts of time and on reasonable occasions during the time prior to, during and after REX 2013 for our publicity efforts including but not limited to the development of a press release and a firm profile to promote the Awards Program. If your firm is selected as an Award winner, you grant HousingWire, solely in relation to the Award, the Awards Program and REX 2013 and without compensation to your firm or any of its principals, the right to (i) use names, biographical information and/or photographs and images of the principals of your firm; (ii) identify your firm as an Award winner; (iii) use information about your firm and its principals, including without limitation, statements and representations concerning your and your firm's success; and (iv) identify you and your firm and its principals in advertising and promotional materials in any media. You understand this permission does not include the right for your firm or any of its principals to use the name of HousingWire or any of its affiliates, the Awards Program, or REX 2013, in connection with the publicity or advertising of the Award winner or any of your firm's principals, except as may be expressly agreed by HousingWire in writing and as set forth in any marketing or publicity guidelines that HousingWire may provide. You agree to cooperate with HousingWire's reasonable requests for a photo, biographical data, and other background information relating to you or other principals or your firm that we may request with respect to the Awards Program.
Termination of Participation. You may withdraw your firm's status as a candidate for the Award up until April 30, 2013. To withdraw your firm's candidacy please contact email@example.com, and ask that your information be withdrawn from consideration.
Submissions, Usage. The information you submit in support of your firm's candidacy will become the property of HousingWire. Submissions may include previously produced content that is owned by your firm; however information that is copyrighted by another source cannot be used. HousingWire will hold the information submitted in support of a candidate and any investigations conducted in connection with the candidate's consideration in confidence, except that HousingWire may disclose and use the information (i) in connection with the Awards Program, (ii) to certain third parties, including screeners and judges, and (iii) to the public in connection with the Award. Notwithstanding the foregoing, HousingWire may use submission information in aggregated form for benchmarking and other purposes. Information and other materials provided in support of a submission will not be returned.
Judging and Winner Selection Process. Entries will be reviewed to ensure that they meet all eligibility requirements and HousingWire criteria. A panel of industry editors and writers will review the remaining finalists for the Award and will select the winner for final approval by HousingWire. In granting its final approval, HousingWire will be guided by the criteria for the Awards Program and will also consider which candidates best exemplify the purpose of the Award and reflect HousingWire's reputation in the marketplace. HousingWire has absolute discretion in approving the winner, and HousingWire's decisions in all matters related to the Award and the Awards Program are final.
The Award. The Award winner will receive a trophy or other commemorative item.
Termination of the Awards Program; Revocation of Awards. HousingWire may, in its sole discretion, terminate the Awards Program at any time and for any reason, without notice. Additionally, HousingWire may revoke any Award made in connection with the Awards Program at any time for any reason.
No Use of HousingWire's Name. This Agreement does not grant you any right to use HousingWire's names, trademarks, or logos. Any use of the foregoing is subject to HousingWire's prior written authorization, in its sole discretion.
Limitation of Liability. HW PUBLISHING, LLC AND ITS RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE RETECH:50 AWARDS PROGRAM OR THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
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General Terms. The interpretation and enforcement of this Agreement will be governed by the law of the State of Texas without reference to its choice of law rules. You agree all actions or proceedings arising in connection with this Agreement will be tried and litigated exclusively in the state or federal courts (if permitted by law and a party elects to file an action in federal court) located in Collin County, Texas. This choice of venue is intended to be mandatory and not permissive in nature, and to preclude the possibility of litigation with respect to, or arising out of, this Agreement in any jurisdiction other than that specified in this provision. You hereby waive any right you may have to assert the doctrine of forum non conveniens or similar doctrine or theory or to object to venue with respect to any proceeding brought in accordance with this provision. Except as provided below, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and HousingWire pertaining to the subject matter of this Agreement.
Acceptance; Authority to Agree. By checking the box associated with the submission form, you agree to and acknowledge your consent to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. You represent and warrant on behalf of your firm that you and your firm have full power, capacity and authority to enter into and perform this Agreement and to make the grant of rights herein, and you affirm your acceptance of this Agreement. You further represent that this Agreement has been reviewed by all necessary authorities of your firm and that such authorities have reviewed all information submitted in connection with the nomination, which has been verified for accuracy and does not violate any of your firm's confidentiality agreements or Code of Ethics, nor any partnership, employment or other agreements in place at your firm.