Best Broker Tech for 2017: Clareity’s DASH!

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – January 13, 2017Clareity’s newest product, DASH! for brokers is gaining notable traction heading into 2017. New last year, DASH! has already launched multiple platforms for brokerages in the top franchise networks (Keller Williams, REMAX, Sotheby’s, BHHS, Coldwell Banker and C21), as well as many independent firms. Two new customers, BHHS California Properties and Simply Sold, launched DASH! last week; bringing this new world-class communication platform to their agents, along with the convenience of Single Sign ON access into MLS and scores of popular real estate applications.  Many more DASH! implementations are scheduled for early 2017.

 Laptop_Broker_SSBHHS California Properties CEO, Alex Woltman said “Clareity’s DASH! platform has solved the two biggest problems we were facing as a brokerage: Communication and Technology Adoption. Plus, our agents absolutely love it! When they only have to go to one place to find their MLS, CMA, lockbox, marketing tools, training resources, internal communications, etc.… they can spend a lot more time focusing on building their businesses; and that’s what we’re here to help them do.”

DASH! is the broker version of Clareity’s popular Single Sign-On Dashboard, a product that serves over 200 MLS and Association customers. Unlike common intranet platforms, Clareity is able to offer its integration library with over 250 SSO enabled real estate apps and service partners. This makes set up simple for brokers, and daily workflow seamless for staff and agents. This one centralized, broker-branded platform lets agents access the MLS and have one-click access to every product offered by their brokerage. Most importantly, DASH is a communication platform that allows brokers to message with their agents during their daily work flow and create a personalized experience for every user.

“The creation and implementation took two to three weeks and we were completely up and running. Clareity created links to Title companies, sign companies, corporate websites, ShowingDesk, MLS and Transaction platforms,” said Bart J. Patterson, VP and General Manager of RE/MAX Classic, who launched his organization’s platform this month. “Everything in one spot for single login access … has made the agent’s life easier. I would recommend the application and implementation to anyone looking to streamline the agents’ workflow.”

Clareity will be attending multiple industry events in 2017. See us soon at Hacker Connect, Inman Connect NYC, Banff Western Connection, and Keller Williams Family Reunion. Stay tuned as DASH! continues to evolve, and Clareity expands its intranet platform into the Brokerage community.

For more information about Clareity’s DASH! schedule an appointment with our team at broker@clareity.com or click here to read more.

About Clareity:
Clareity is the leading provider of authentication, identity management, and single sign-on services for the real estate industry and currently serves 825,000 real estate professionals in North America. Clareity is dedicated to innovating real estate technology solutions and creating the most convenient, secure and reliable products available. Our product suite offers multiple solutions including online security and revenue assurance, single sign-on dashboards/intranets, content management systems, inter-company communications and messaging, the vendor network Discover, and more.

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Clareity Security Names Real Estate Veteran Greg Manship as Vice President of Operations

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – August 25th, 2016 – Clareity Security, a leading provider of cutting edge software for real estate organizations, is pleased to announce that Greg Manship has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Operations. In his new position, Greg will lead product development and the implementation and support of all Clareity products including the newly launched Broker Dashboards.

“We are thrilled to add Greg Manship as an important member of our Clareity management team. We are confident that his contributions will be invaluable to both our existing customers and new customers in the future,” stated Amy Gorce, President of Clareity Security.

Manship is a well-regarded professional that brings over 20 years of real estate industry management expertise to Clareity Security.  He has been the CEO of Intermountain MLS since December, 2004. He has served as chair of the National MLS Users Group and as the Idaho State representative for the National Association of REALTORS® MLS Issues & Policies Committee. In addition, Manship was the 2012 President for the Council of Multiple Listing Services, an industry trade group serving the MLS organizations in North America. Manship has also served on several advisory groups including Black Knight (Paragon), Supra and Move.com.

Greg Manship is a graduate of California State University Long Beach. He has completed the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering program and earned a Microsoft Certified Professional designation and NAR E-Pro Certification.

About Clareity Security:

Clareity Security is the leading provider of security products and single sign-on services for the real estate and brokerage industries. Based up 12 years of innovation and experience, Clareity Security offers multiple products including SAFEMLS PLUS, Single Sign-On Dashboards, Clareity Direct Connections, the vendor network Discover, and more. Clareity Security currently services over 750,000 real estate professionals in North America.

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Amanda Larson
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Clareity Trumps Other SSO Libraries with Two New Additions

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – July 21th , 2016 – Clareity Security is excited to announce the addition of two new Single Sign-On integrations, Boston Logic and TourFactory. These two companies are popular within the brokerage community and are becoming frequently used connections in Clareity’s newest product: Broker Dashboards.

These Broker Dashboards are an extension of Clareity MLS and Association SSO Dashboards nationwide. Agents can now access Boston Logic, TourFactory and other products offered by their brokerage with a single click.

“We are excited to partner with Clareity to provide Single Sign-On services to our mutual customers in the Greater Boise area. This service will provide a smooth, convenient experience to both existing as well as new TourFactory users,” said Bill Haney, Executive Director of Enterprise Sales of TourFactory.

Clareity’s Single Sign-On, or SSO, library consists of over 150 single sign-on connections and integration partners. Boston Logic and TourFactory are joining Clareity’s list of popular enterprise apps like Google Apps, Outlook 365 and Evernote. Other popular real estate focused companies in the library include Corelogic, Black Knight, BoomTown, Cloud CMA, RPR, and ShowingTime.

 

 

SSO integration creates convenience for users by removing the need to remember multiple usernames and passwords. It streamlines usage and drives adoption of products while improving productivity. SSO is a core reason that Clareity Dashboards has solved many frustrations and efficiency problems experienced by MLSs, Associations and Brokerages.

 

Read more about our two new vendors:

Boston Logic
Formed in 2004, Boston Logic powers real estate brokerages through their software and companion services. The Boston Logic Platform is a fully integrated CRM/CMS with an intelligent marketing automation tool. It is loaded with features to help take your business to the next level.

TourFactory
Since they invented the Virtual Tour in 1996, TourFactory is a virtual tour service where realtors can choose from full service or self-managed options. The TourFactory Marketing Engine is a complete real estate marketing system that has increased agents’ listings by 68%.

To learn more about Broker or Single Sign-On Dashboards, please visit www.clareitysecurity.com or email us at sales@clareitysecurity.com.

Clareity Security Launches New Product for Brokers

Now Clareity’s popular single sign-on dashboards are available for brokers.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – May 9, 2016 – Clareity Security, a leading provider of cutting edge software for real estate organizations, announced this month the launch of its new product: Broker Dashboards. Brokerages now have the same ability as MLSs and Associations to centralize their firm’s resources within one custom, broker-branded dashboard; which includes rich features such as Single Sign-On, a notifications and communications module, and a fully integrated, easy to use Content Management System.

Over the past year, Clareity Security received many requests for a dashboard that can be implemented at the brokerage level.  Brokers of all sizes expressed how difficult it is to get agents to utilize company provided tools and services.  Agents use their MLS Dashboard on average 3.4 times per day, so what better place to include broker provided products and services?

After months of research and design, Broker Dashboards were developed. The implementation is simple since the broker’s dashboard can be created within an existing MLS Dashboard, and viewed as a “private” separate tab. Agents, managers, and staff sign-on into their normal MLS dashboard and based on their identity/role, can view the various tools and resources offered by their brokerage.

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Greg Manship, CEO of Intermountain MLS, is a strong advocate for broker dashboards, especially since multiple brokers in his market expressed interest. “The value that Clareity adds to our members through its dashboards is tremendous. We’re excited to have this powerful new tool available for our brokers,” he said.

A recent special report conducted by Inman News showed 62% of agents are already paying a technology fee for a bundle of tools, products and/or services from their broker.  Furthermore, Inman found that many of the agents who utilize their broker’s tools “may be getting more bang for their buck than their peers.”   Those broker tools are now more accessible than ever.

The Notifications Module, a popular feature of Clareity’s latest SSO Dashboards, is also available in the Broker version. The module allows for ease of communications through customized content and targeted notifications; a huge benefit for brokerages. The broker can send targeted notifications to individuals or groups as well as wide spread message alerts to their managers and agents.

The fully integrated Content Management System (CMS) allows brokers to publish documents, videos, articles and other important information to their agents.  Amy Gorce, President of Clareity Security stated, “The Dashboard, with its robust feature set, can replace outdated intranet sites for many brokerages and offer a modern delivery platform for all of their agent tools, services and communication.”

The ‘Vendors & Affiliates’ Module, also a popular feature of SSO Dashboards, has been integrated into the new Broker version as well.  The brokerage can subsidize the cost of the Dashboard through MSA ad-space for its vendors or affiliated companies and also improve the adoption and capture rates for its preferred transaction service partners.

For more information about Clareity SSO Dashboards or Broker Dashboards, please contact Jeff Nieto at jeff.nieto@clareitysecurity.com.

About Clareity Security:

Clareity Security is the leading provider of security products and single sign-on services for the real estate and brokerage industries. Through innovation and over ten years of experience, Clareity Security offers multiple products including SAFEMLS PLUS, Single Sign-On Dashboards, Clareity Direct Connections, the vendor network Discover, and more. Clareity Security currently services over 675,000 real estate professionals in North America.

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Clareity Promotes Amy Gorce to President

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – May 2nd, 2016 – Clareity Security LLC proudly announces the promotion of Amy Gorce (formerly Geddes) to President.

Amy has been with Clareity Security since its inception in 2004, and has consistently demonstrated her business acumen across all facets of the company. Prior to this promotion, she served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Amy has also served as a board member of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and has been a frequent speaker at real estate conferences across the US and Canada.

“Amy has proven herself to be a fantastic leader inside Clareity and a well respected executive and thought leader in the industry. I am personally elated to promote Amy and have her expand her leadership role at Clareity Security,” said Gregg Larson, Founder and CEO, “especially as we are now, more than ever, poised to broaden and deepen our product offerings.”

Over the last two years under Amy’s product leadership, Clareity Security developed and implemented a new and much improved biometric-based security platform (SAFEMLS PLUS), built and upgraded its entire customer base to its new V3.0 SSO Dashboard, designed a content management system (CMS) module for the new dashboard, and recently launched a new Broker Dashboard product line.

“I am grateful for all of the support from my business partners, management team, and Clareity teammates for this opportunity. My number one goal for 2016 is to ensure our company continues to provide excellent products, services, and support to our customers while also creating new, exciting offerings to help them exceed their members’ expectations,” said Gorce.

Along with Gorce and Larson, Clareity Security’s executive team includes several other long-term partners including Troy Rech (Senior Vice President of Sales), Paul Hethmon (Chief Software Architect), and Hugo Robles (Chief Financial Officer).  Matt Cohen, CTO of Clareity Consulting, also serves as the company’s Chief Security Officer.

“The executive management of Clareity is a fantastic team. We’ve been together since the company’s genesis and we continue to build and grow every year. We’ve built a solid company with outstanding customer satisfaction thanks to this strong foundation of our leaders,” said Larson.

Clareity Security is set to have another record year in 2016 and is hiring to fill a variety of new positions. For more information, please visit www.clareitysecurity.com.

About Clareity Security:

Clareity Security is the leading provider of security products and single sign-on services for the real estate and brokerage industries. Through innovation and over ten years of experience, Clareity Security offers multiple products including SAFEMLS PLUS, Single Sign-On Dashboards, Clareity Direct Connections, the vendor network Discover, and more. Clareity Security currently services over 675,000 real estate professionals in North America.

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Contact:
Amanda Larson
480-458-7447
www.ClareitySecurity.com
Amanda.Larson@ClareitySecurity.com

CLAREITY RELEASED AN ALL NEW SSO DASHBOARD – AND IT’S BETTER THAN EVER

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – October 29, 2015 – Clareity Security just launched a new version of its popular Single Sign-On (SSO) Dashboard and its customers have never been more excited. After a year of design work and user experience testing, this product is considered Version 3.0 in Clareity’s history of dashboards. The first customers to launch Version 3.0 were Dayton Area Board of REALTORS®, Maine Real Estate Information Systems, My Florida Regional MLS, and Ulster County Board of REALTORS®. Other early adopters include Statewide MLS, Intermountain MLS, MARIS, CTMLS, ReColorado, Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS®, and NNRMLS. Many more organizations are scheduled to follow soon.

My Florida Regional MLS launched its Version 3.0 Dashboard last week. Ever since the go-live day, members have been reaching out to MFRMLS staff with praises. One member tweeted the following:

MFRMLS TWEET“Clareity’s new dashboard design is modern, mobile responsive and easy to navigate. Launching this new dashboard was a seamless transition for our customers. We’ve received positive feedback,” said Merri Jo Cowen, CEO of MFRMLS.

Clareity brought in design and user experience (UX) experts Iteration Group to ensure the most professional and modern UI and UX. Iteration Group is respected for various clients including Quickbooks, NBC Universal, and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me – minions!) as well as popular apps Angie’s List and ChowNow. With Iteration Group’s design expertise and Clareity’s knowledge of the real estate industry, the two teams collaborated to create the “dream dashboard” for agents, brokers and other real estate professionals.

Completely redesigned and renovated, Version 3.0 has all the staple benefits of the original SSO Dashboard, but promises many new features. Some of the new features include Discover (a localized directory of top RE products and services), NAR Member Resources (a panel offering benefit programs and offerings from the National Association of REALTORS®), Affiliate/Sponsorship Marketing (a source for non-dues revenue), and “Assumed Identity” privileges for assistants and teams across all applications.

The most popular new feature is the Notifications Module within the dashboard that allows users or groups of users (such as everyone within an office) to receive messages from the MLS and/or the Association. The messages can be in the form of on-screen notifications, badge alerts to specific products within the dashboard, or the more traditional inbox message.

“Clareity has launched a few innovative products, but nothing compares to the excitement generated by this new dashboard. Version 3.0 provides everything an MLS or Association could need or want for the modern delivery of branded member services and communications,” said Gregg Larson, CEO of Clareity Security.

Clareity currently powers over 650,000 individual end-users accessing over 200 MLS and Association Dashboards and counting. Version 3.0 can also be customized and branded for the Brokerage community.

For a breakdown and more information about of the new Clareity SSO Dashboard, schedule an appointment with our team at sales[at]clareitysecurity.com.

Clareity to offer National Association of REALTORS® Member Services

NAR Member Resources will be offered on Clareity’s MLS, association and broker SSO Dashboards nationwide

 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – May 12, 2015 – Clareity Security announced today it has expanded an on-going relationship with the National Association of REALTORS® that will bring NAR Member Resources to any MLS, association or broker with a Clareity Single Sign-On (SSO) Dashboard. Now, any Clareity customer can have valuable NAR Member Resources added to their dashboard at no charge.

The proof on concept began in September 2014 with a pilot of 100,000 agents and brokers in six markets who were given access to NAR member resources via their dashboard. These included the NAR Member Benefits Program, REALTOR® Party (RPAC), REALTOR® University and several other NAR member services. This study concluded in February 2015 with positive results; increasing awareness of the services and products NAR offers and driving adoption of NAR services.

“Until I saw them on our dashboard, I wasn’t aware of many of the NAR Member Resources and I know my members weren’t either. The response from my agents and brokers was extremely positive,” said Mike Cotrill, CEO of Northern Oklahoma Regional MLS.

Gregg Larson, CEO of Clareity, said, “We couldn’t be more pleased with the growing popularity of the SSO dashboard which serves as a platform to deliver the tools and services agents use every day. By offering these NAR Member Resources, it is an amazing breakthrough in communication and outreach to agents directly.”

Along with now offering NAR’s member resources, the SSO dashboard complies with five out of six of the Core Standards that NAR established last year. Clareity published a blog post detailing how exactly these five standards are met.

The Clareity SSO Dashboard, first introduced to the industry in 2012 is now installed in over 120 MLSs, local associations and brokerages facilitating easy single sign-on access to dozens of resources including the MLS system. Clareity has completed over 150 SSO integrations with leading vendors and service providers from within the real estate industry.

 

About Clareity Security:

Clareity Security is the leading provider of security products and services for the real estate and mortgage industries. It’s SAFEMLS® and SAFEACCESS™ products help MLS organizations and real estate professionals easily and effectively safeguard sensitive consumer information against unauthorized access and provides next generation strong authentication solutions for secure online transactions. Additional information is available at http://www.ClareitySecurity.com.

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Clareity Security Closes Capital Investment in Housefax

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Real Estate Technology Leader Clareity Security Closes Capital Investment in Housefax

Gregg Larson, Clareity CEO, Joins Company Executive Board

January 26, 2015 – Scottsdale, AZ and Haymarket, VA  – Clareity Security LLC, the leading provider of MLS subscriber authentication, Single-Sign-ON (SSO) security, direct data connections and e-commerce solutions for the Real Estate industry, today announced a strategic alliance with Housefax, a leader in residential property history information and reports.  As part of the agreement, Clareity is making a capital investment in Housefax and Clareity CEO and founder, Gregg Larson, will be appointed to the Housefax Board of Directors.

“We believe the future in real estate includes providing real estate consumers and industry professionals quick access to in-depth data like Housefax property history reports and pre-appraisals to strengthen and drive better informed residential property transactions,” said Larson.“Housefax is a good fit with Clareity’s business philosophy helping build companies that are true innovators of the real estate marketplace.”

The alliance between the two companies will strengthen Housefax’s strategy to accelerate growth in 2015 in many ways. Additional hiring of top IT and marketing talent will expand transparency to real estate consumers in the home buying and selling experience while building brand awareness for Housefax’s products. The companies plan to collaborate on future consumer-driven product development as well as business-to-business endeavors aimed at industry professionals by taking advantage of Clareity’s network of over 250 multiple listings services (MLS) and 600,000 agents in the U.S.

“We are excited about Clareity’s investment in Housefax and adding their valued expertise as we approach a pivotal point in our history,” said Eddy Lang, Housefax founder and CEO. “Expanding into the professional real estate industry while continuing to offer great products and services to real estate consumers has always been our goal and we look forward to Clareity’s involvement in helping us achieve this.”

 

About Clareity Security

Clareity Security, located in Scottsdale, AZ, is the leading provider of user authentication, identity management, Single Sign On (SSO) and e-commerce products and services for the real estate industry. Clareity’s  SAFEMLS PLUS® products help MLS organizations easily and effectively safeguard sensitive consumer information and provide strong authentication solutions and revenue assurance for high value subscription services.  Clareity’s SSO Dashboards bring together convenience and security, while offering an e-commerce solution, the Clareity Store, selling the industry’s top products and subscriptions to real estate professionals.

 

About Housefax

 Founded in 2002, Housefax is a national consumer online service that provides real estate consumers and industry professionals thorough access to information on property history, and insurance claims, onsite appraisals and onsite inspections.  Housefax reports include building permits, mortgage history information, fire, flood, catastrophic history and other residential property details.  Housefax recently launched the innovative Housefax Pre-Appraisal Report. For more information and to view sample reports, visit housefax.com.

 

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Marcy Dockery

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CLAREITY SECURITY ANNOUNCES: CLAREITY DIRECT CONNECTIONS™

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – January 12, 2015 – Over the past two years there has been a noticeable trend with MLS organizations signing direct data license agreements with key publishers such as Zillow, Trulia and Homes.com. In fact, Homes.com has over 400 direct MLS data relationships today and Trulia reported over 100 in their last public announcement. Zillow has recently announced many large MLS agreements with undoubtedly more to come.

Some of the most progressive MLSs in the country have identified that direct agreements with publishers that are delivering VALUE to their brokers and agents (in the form of traffic, leads and other services) can be beneficial to all parties. A few of the benefits of direct agreements can include better attribution on the listing for the listing broker/agent, free tools for managing leads, and more timely and accurate data display. In addition and most importantly, a direct agreement ensures the terms cannot be changed without the authorization of either party.

With the recent announcement that traditional syndication service providers for MLSs and brokers will no longer be working with Zillow, many MLSs are considering ways to minimize the impact to their brokers, including signing a direct agreement to send data to Zillow.

Direct agreements to publishers seem simple enough at first – if you’re an MLS, you already have a RETS server, and once you come to an agreement with your preferred portals, you can provide them a RETS feed. But there’s one tricky part: managing the broker and agent level agreements and opting information, then sending that information to portals so they know which listings they can display.

That’s why Clareity Security, at the request of our customers, created Clareity Direct Connections™ (CDC).

Last week, Intermountain MLS deployed Clareity Direct Connections™ on their Single Sign-On Dashboard. It will serve as the permission gateway for every broker in their area to manage the connections with top publishers, starting with Zillow.

What is Clareity Direct Connections?

It’s a easy way for Brokers & MLSs to create and manage direct relationships with Publishers. While it’s easy for MLSs to provide data to the Publishers via RETS, managing “opt-in” permissions from the brokers and agents is more complicated. Clareity Direct ConnectionsTM (CDC) is an easy-button for all of this.

CDC is easily integrated into existing Clareity Security, Single Sign-On Dashboards, ensuring that the broker/agent participation is both secure and easy to use. That said, CDC does not require the Single Sign-On Dashboard, and can be implemented by any MLS, franchise or brokerage.

What’s in it for the Brokers & Agents?

In its simplest form; they will receive better display terms and more prominent attribution than ever before! Brokers and agents will be empowered with an easy to use tool that allows them to make responsible listing distribution choices; based solely on publishers that deliver value to their business.

What’s in it for the Publishers?

Publishers will receive a direct data feed which, in most cases, trumps other feeds they receive; ensuring they have more timely and accurate data than ever before. Publishers will also have an efficient way to manage permissive use of the listing data.

Clareity Security looks forward to installing this tool for hundreds of MLSs, franchises, and brokerages in 2015, and will be adding additional publishers in the coming weeks.

About Clareity Security:

Clareity Security is the leading provider of security products and services for the real estate and mortgage industries. It’s SAFEMLS® and SAFEACCESS™ products help MLS organizations and real estate professionals easily and effectively safeguard sensitive consumer information against unauthorized access and provides next generation strong authentication solutions for secure online transactions. Additional information is available at http://www.ClareitySecurity.com.

Contact:

Amy Geddes, COO
Amy.Geddes@ClareitySecurity.com

www.clareitysecurity.com

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ClareityStore Honored with 2013 Inman Innovator Award

SCOTTSDALE, AZ –  (July 15, 2013) – Last week the ClareityStore received the Inman News 2013 Innovator Award for Most Innovative Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or Real Estate Trade Association App, Tool or Vendor at the Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco.

The ClareityStore is the ultimate sales channel for vendors to provide products and services that support the workflow of agents and brokers.  It also acts as the membership portal for MLSs and Associations, modernizing and reinforcing the value proposition of  these organizations to their members. Through partnerships with CoreLogic and LPS, the ClareityStore will soon reach 900,000 MLS subscribers.

Clareity Security developed an online marketplace for MLSs and vendors to market and sell integrated apps and services. The single sign-on access allows subscribers the ability to use their listing service and authenticated products and services with one, secure password.

In the coming months, dozens of ClareityStores will go live across the United States and Canada. The easy access, purchase convenience and seamless integration are improving and changing the future for delivery of MLS and Association services.

Winners of the Inman innovator Award were selected by an Inman News review team after a reader nominations process.  The ClareityStore was selected first place among the five nominees in this category.

Gregg Larson, CEO of Clareity Security had this to say: “It was a great honor to win this award and a powerful industry confirmation.  It was truly special to see our customers and industry friends cheering for us and applauding as Amy and I accepted this distinguished award on behalf of the Clareity team.  I’m proud of our staff for their tireless efforts developing and launching the ClareityStore, and I extend congratulations to all the 2013 Inman Innovator Award winners.”

To learn more about Clareity Security and the ClareityStore visit our websites or send us an email.

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