Baldwin Realtors Selected as Inman Innovator Finalist

Submitted: Baldwin Realtors

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. – Baldwin Realtors was recently selected as a finalist for the 2019 Inman Innovator Awards in the Most Innovative MLS, Association or Industry Organization category. Inman Innovator finalists are highlighted as the real estate industry’s most forward-thinking and groundbreaking members as indicated by their progress and accomplishments. 

Baldwin Realtors was selected largely based on the major milestone it reached in 2018, when it became the first Realtor Association in the nation to offer group health, dental and vision insurance plans to treat its 2,300 members. 

"Being able to offer health, dental, and vision insurance to our membership is one of the most defying accomplishments of my career,” said Sheila Dodson, CEO of Baldwin Realtors. "Knowing that independent contractors are not able to provide for their families or themselves in this vital way has always been a difficult problem for the REALTOR® industry. It is great to partner with Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer premium coverage for our members, affiliates, and their staffs.” 

To be named a finalist in the Inman Innovator Awards requires a company or person who consistently tries new things, adopts new technology, creates a new culture or approach to real estate or has achieved an unmatched level of success. Over 60 finalists are then grouped into six categories. 

"It is a tremendous honor for Baldwin Realtors to be included as a finalist for the Inman Innovator Award. We are sincerely humbled to be nominated among so many other prestigious associations from around the country,” said Troy Wilson, 2018 president of Baldwin Realtors. "Our leadership team is very proud to have been able to provide an affordable group healthcare option to our members. Without this plan many within our association would have no affordable alternative for healthcare. It’s very gratifying to know we have been an instrumental part of an initiative that provides such a positive impact to so many.” 

"The Inman Innovators represent the boldest minds in real estate working to change how the industry does business,” according to publisher Brad Inman in a recent article on 

The 2019 Inman Innovator Award winners will be announced at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on July 25. For more information or to see the full list of finalists, visit

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