Last week we presented at the RealogyFWD Innovation Summit 2016 event at the headquarters of the largest real estate company in America, Realogy. Realogy is the only real estate company in the Fortune 500 and have over 250,000 real estates agents working for their brands. We were one of 15 companies chosen from 125 companies to present to the Realogy Group Executives.
While we did not win the competition, Alexander E. Perriello, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Realogy Franchise Group specifically called HipPocket out in his closing speech and spoke to us afterwards. It was great to have the opportunity to speak to Alex and so many other influencers in the industry, and even better to have received such praise. It helps to validate that there is a communication and marketing problem within brokerages and that HipPocket is the right solution to help solve it.
One of the influencers attending the event was Joseph Rand, managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate—Rand Realty, a 1000 agent brokerage firm in New York and New Jersey. Joseph writes about about the industry in Inman.com, the highly respected real estate industry news and analysis website. He picked HipPocket as one of his favorite startups from the event. Our focus on helping brokers and franchisees maximize in-house opportunities and profitability really seemed to resonate. You can read his full review of RealogyFWD HERE.
A benefit of being invited to present is that we are now a member of the RealogyFWD Alumni. We have been given preferential access to all the brand executives at companies like Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, Sotheby’s International Realty, Century21 and ZipRealty, as well as the Realogy Partnership teams at HQ. For a young real estate technology firm, you can appreciate what this means to us. I am excited to be exploring these relationships in the coming months.
If you would like to watch my 5 minute presentation and 5 minute Q&A, click the image below to be taken to the recording and choose HipPocket from the “Presenters” menu in the top left of the screen. For mobile viewers, scroll to 1hr 7mins to see me present, and to 2hr 54 mins for Alex’s close.
Check out our product page to learn more about HipPocket for Brokerages and also sign up. If you have any questions feel free to Email us. We’re looking to partner with brokerages all over the US and Canada and would love to hear from you. We’d even be happy setting you up on a free trial with a test group ahead of you subscribing.