March 08, 2016 // Franchising.com // Madison, N.J. - Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced that it will host the fourth annual Realogy FWD Innovation Summit(#RealogyFWD) on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at its headquarters in Madison, New Jersey.
Realogy is now accepting applications at realogyfwd.com from entrepreneurs and early-stage technology companies to earn one of 15 coveted invitations to the 2016 FWD Innovation Summit, which features a competition with live demonstrations and a $25,000 cash prize for the company that presents the most innovative technology product or service designed for the real estate industry. Finalists will present to several hundred Realogy executives, franchisees and brand leaders representing over a quarter million affiliated sales associates. The application deadline is Monday, April 18, and participants will be announced in early May.
The winner of this year’s competition also will receive placement in the ZAPStoreSM, an innovative app and service marketplace that launched in 2015 and is directly integrated within the Realogy Franchise Group’s proprietary ZAPSM platform for its affiliated brokers and sales professionals.
"As the largest residential real estate franchisor in the world, we are always on the lookout for the best new technology-driven business solutions for the benefit of our franchisees and the sales professionals affiliated with our brands," said Alex Perriello, president and CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group. “We’re excited to offer the winner of this year’s FWD event a place in our innovative ZAPStore marketplace, which provides real estate technology vendors the ability to reach our networks of residential real estate brokers and agents with their products through a single integrated platform.”
The invitation-only event is designed to find and attract the best new technology products and services for Realogy's franchise networks and company-owned residential real estate brokerages. In addition to presenting their products and services, each of the companies selected to participate in the exclusive event will be able to tap into the vast Realogy network of real estate leaders. In the past three years, Realogy has received nearly 300 applications for the FWD event.
More information is available online at realogyfwd.com, including 2015 video highlights and a complete list of past participants.
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage with many of the best-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® and ZipRealty®. Collectively, Realogy's franchise system members operate approximately 13,600 offices with more than 256,800 independent sales associates conducting business in 110 countries and territories around the world. NRT LLC, Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage, is the largest residential brokerage company in the United States, operates under several of Realogy’s brands and also provides related residential real estate services. The Company also owns Cartus, a prominent worldwide provider of relocation services to corporate and affinity clients, and Title Resource Group, a leading provider of title, settlement and underwriting services. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.
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