innovator-awardsWindermere President OB Jacobi shared a message with Windermere brokers after the company’s recent nomination for the Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Company.

Who among us doesn’t like being recognized for their hard work? Well, today is one of those days that we should all be proud to be a part of Windermere. As some of you may have heard, Windermere was just nominated for the annual Inman Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Company. For those who aren’t familiar with this award, it’s a pretty big deal within the real estate industry.

Every year, Inman searches for real estate companies, technology firms, individual innovators, successful agents, forward-thinking brokers, risk-takers, and entrepreneurs who are trying to change the industry. And this year, Windermere was one of the lucky few to be selected. Here is why Inman says Windermere was nominated:

“Windermere boasts more than 300 offices and 7,000 associates throughout the Western U.S. Windermere’s focus on technology took a 180-degree shift two years ago. The Seattle-based firm stopped trying to win the real estate search race. Instead, the company invested in back-end technology to support agent initiatives it openly shares with others. These moves, and others, seem to validate the role the broker must play in the new value chain.”

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We’ll find out on August 6 at the Inman Connect conference if we actually win our category, but to be honest, this is one of those instances when merely being nominated is a huge honor. Not only does it reaffirm our technology objectives, but it shines a light on our brokers and the incredible things they’re doing in our offices and community every day.

So in a way, we’ve already won.