June 22, 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 New Story as the grand prize winner of the 4th annual Realogy FWD Innovation Summit held at Realogy’s headquarters in Madison, New Jersey. For the first time the event was shared online via live stream on Inman.com, where a replay is also available.
New Story is a San Francisco-based, fully transparent charitable giving platform that funds life-saving homes, transforming slums into sustainable communities. The company earned top honors at FWD for presenting the most innovative technology product or service designed for the real estate industry among the 15 emerging technology companies. Realogy presented New Story co-founder and CEO Brett Hagler with a $25,000 cash prize as well as a coveted placement in the ZAPStoreSM, an innovative app and service marketplace launched in 2015 and directly integrated within the Realogy Franchise Group’s proprietary ZAPSM platform for its affiliated brokers and sales professionals.
“The next generation of homebuyers will anticipate that cutting edge technology will enhance their entire consumer experience,” said Alex Perriello, president and CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group. “Today we were pleased to showcase some new and exciting innovations for consumers, agents and brokers.”
“Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this prestigious event,” Hagler said, “We plan to make everyone here very proud and will work to become one of the best non-profits in the country by using innovation and technology.”
The other two companies selected as FWD medalists were first runner-up First and second runner-up Preclose. More information about all of the participants is available online atrealogyfwd.com, as well as a complete list of past winners and finalists.
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 257,200 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. Realogy also owns Cartus, a prominent worldwide provider of relocation services to corporate and affinity clients; Title Resource Group (TRG), a leading provider of title, settlement and underwriting services; and ZapLabsSM, its innovation and technology development subsidiary. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.
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