DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - May 31, 2013) - HousingWire announced today that it has released its inaugural list of the top 50 firms in real estate technology. Called the HW REtech:50, the annual list of tech leaders highlights a select group of firms that are set to revolutionize the real estate transaction from every angle.

"As the nation's real estate markets begin to return to normal, we are seeing a surge of interest within the social and tech communities, as they look to innovate in the real estate space," said Paul Jackson, founder and CEO at HousingWire. "The HW REtech:50 recognizes those firms that are out to change how we find, buy, and transact in real estate -- from the consumer through to the agent or broker, and everywhere in between."

HousingWire editors and writers chose the final 50 firms for the 2013 class of honorees after reviewing more than 200 submissions received in an open-nomination period. Firms were selected with an eye towards their forward & potential impact on the real estate business in the near-term.

"Impact is a strong word, and it means so many different things when put into context," said Jacob Gaffney, Executive Editor at HousingWire. "We sought to place each firm into context, which means some newer firms ended up making the grade this year. I think that's very unique."

The inaugural list of 50 tech firms will be profiled in the June issue of HousingWire Magazine, which also features a unique 3-D design and will be distributed with an associated pair of 3-D glasses. The HW REtech:50 list will also be available online at www.housingwire.com/retech50 starting today, profiling each of the firms that made this year's cut.

HousingWire's upcoming Real Estate Expo, dubbed "REX 2013," will prominently feature many of the firms named to this year's honors.

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