CHICAGO (June 12, 2023) – The National Association of Realtors® today announced that applications and nominations are now open for the iOi Innovator of the Year Awards. This prestigious recognition spotlights the trailblazers advancing real estate through creativity, leadership and innovation.

"Together, we have the power to define the future of real estate,” said NAR CEO Bob Goldberg. "The Innovator of the Year Awards acknowledge the brilliance and hard work of the exceptional minds in our industry. We invite all innovators to apply and showcase their transformative contributions.”

To be considered for an Innovator of the Year Award, an applicant or nominee must work in real estate or an adjacent industry or be involved with real estate technology. Winners must display impactful contributions to real estate through innovation. This includes rethinking and creating future advancement opportunities, engaging across the industry to spur innovative ideas, and utilizing thought leadership and skills to drive transformation. Winners must also attend the iOi Summit on August 29 and 30 in Miami, Florida, where the award will be presented.

"Real estate constantly evolves, and innovators catalyze progress,” Goldberg added. "If you are a changemaker making waves in real estate, we invite you to share your journey with us.”

Applications and nominations will be evaluated by a panel of industry leaders. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 4. To apply or nominate someone, visit

The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. The term Realtor® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of Realtors® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

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