NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) today announced Hurdlr, Inc. as the grand prize winner of the 5th annual Realogy FWD Innovation Summit held at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York City. Hurdlr 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. The event was livestreamed via Facebook Live, and a replay is now available on Realogy's Facebook page.
"Today we were treated to a showcase of technology-enabled solutions to everyday issues in our industry," said John Peyton, president and CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group. "The ideas and solutions presented today ranged from artificial intelligence and virtual reality to smart new apps designed to make real estate agents and brokers more successful."
Hurdlr, based in Bethesda, Maryland, is a mobile app for independent workers, freelancers, and solopreneurs to manage their finances in seconds. It provides business performance insight that helps real estate agents maximize their productivity. Realogy presented Raj Bhaskar, Hurdlr co-founder and CEO, and Anu Bhaskar, co-founder and CTO, with a $25,000 cash prize as well as a coveted placement in the ZapStore, an innovative app and service marketplace that is directly integrated within Realogy's proprietary Zap® platform for its affiliated brokers and sales professionals.
"Managing your accounting, finances and taxes may not be very sexy, but profitability is so important in any industry, and that's what we feel we are bringing to the table for real estate agents," said Hurdlr CEO Raj Bhaskar.
The other two companies selected as FWD medalists were first runner-up Agentology, a lead management and qualification platform for agents, and the second runner-up Transported, a virtual reality app that works with any camera or VR device. More information about all of the participating companies is available at RealogyFWD.com, including list of past winners and finalists.
About Realogy Holdings Corp. 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®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® and ZipRealty®. Collectively, Realogy's franchise system members operate approximately 14,250 offices with more than 281,000 independent sales agents conducting business in 114 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 ZapLabs LLC, its innovation and technology development subsidiary. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.