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Howard Hanna Recognized with Website Quality Certification
Pittsburgh, PA (February 27, 2019) – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has earned the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global community of 565 marketing-leading independent real estate firms in over 70 countries. The certification was presented in recognition of excellence in website design, content and functionality. Howard Hanna's website, HowardHanna.com received strong marks in a variety of key areas relating to website performance, including usability, design, content, interactivity, customer service and mobile responsiveness. The evaluation was conducted by Virtual Results, LLC, a real estate internet and social marketing firm selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to review the websites of participating members. The specific measurements for the WQC are updated each year to reflect the most current online marketing strategies, as well as evolving consumer preferences. To maintain the certification, companies must be re-certified every two years. "We are pleased to acknowledge the 120 companies that earned the WQC this year in recognition of their corporate websites, which engage consumers with attractive design, deep local content and the most up-to-date information on homes for sale – locally and around the world," said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Paul Boomsma. "We are honored to achieve the 2019 Website Quality Certification from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. This award solidifies the value and exceptional customer experience the HowardHanna.com website offers to our real estate consumers in helping them to realize the most coveted American dream, the dream of homeownership," said Jennifer Reider, Director of Digital Marketing, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. As a member of LeadingRE, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide. About Howard Hanna Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. The family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, property and casualty, corporate relocation, and property management. With 312 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, NC, MD, and the Carolinas, more than 11,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com.
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Weichert Announces Redesign of Weichert.com for Enhanced Customer Experience
Weichert, Realtors is pleased to announce the first phase launch of the much-anticipated redesign of Weichert.com. With a fresh homepage, new search capabilities and engaging property detail pages, this initial release is the first of many to come during the months ahead. With more than half of current traffic to Weichert.com coming from mobile devices, the redesign also takes a mobile-first approach to enhance the search experience for consumers on the go. "Weichert is passionate about ensuring our customers have the best digital experience possible," said James Weichert Jr., vice chairman of Weichert Companies. "The redesign of Weichert.com features simpler navigation and new page layouts that are easier to read. In addition, the property listings now provide a higher level of personalization – something customers want when searching for information online. Weichert is dedicated to catering to our customers' needs, and this redesign is yet another way we are meeting that goal." According to the 2018 National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report, 95 percent of all homebuyers use online websites during their home search process. The Weichert.com redesign features several key components to make that process easy, fun and informative: Weichert.com's new home page offers simpler navigation for users to easily find what they are looking for, plus intuitive new search capabilities for homes, rentals, sales associates and offices. Property listings are immediately displayed with more personalization, including relevance to a user's location, with an additional focus on open houses and recently listed properties. The new search results page now offers the ability to swipe through property photos without leaving the page. New and updated maps more clearly display property locations and nearby listings, and easy-to-use filters allow users to apply both basic and lifestyle needs such as waterfront, park view, balcony, doorman, roof deck and more to their home searches. New property detail pages on Weichert.com feature page layouts that make it easier to read and find information. Updated forms and interactive calculators allow users to better understand affordability and request more information from a Weichert sales associate. Additional updates to Weichert.com will begin rolling out in 2019 with a continued focus on the digital experience for users. Since 1969, Weichert, Realtors has grown from a single office into one of the nation's leading providers of homeownership services by putting its customers first. A family of full-service real estate and financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of mortgages and home and title insurance. Weichert leverages its customer website, www.weichert.com, one of the most visited real estate websites in the nation, to help families and individuals realize the dream of homeownership through quick and easy access to listing information and the services of its real estate professionals nationwide. Like other family-owned and -operated businesses, Weichert enjoys greater public trust according to several national surveys. For more information, Weichert's customer service center can be reached at 1-800-USA-SOLD.
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IXACT Contact Selected as CRM of Choice for Resident Realty
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Delta Media Group Is First in Industry to Launch Web Push Notifications
Web push notifications are used by business and marketing professionals to both build customer engagement and retention and to re-engage customers you may have lost contact with over time. Web push notifications are rich content messages sent to your mobile device, tablet or computer by a website or web app. Web push notifications can be delivered even when the customer is not on your website. Your customer will be prompted when visiting your website to opt-in to receive updates and announcements to help them stay engaged with you. Customer engagement processes are an ever changing landscape where we are beginning to see consumers opt for different communication channels. Web push notifications are a powerful yet gentle reminder of the value you can bring to the home buying or selling process, right on the home screen or desktop of your customer. What makes it even easier is that your customer doesn't need to download an app that runs constantly in the background. Why is this important to you? Higher engagement with website visitors Generate higher quality leads Be the first in the industry to launch Extend your marketing reach Web Push notifications such as: Open House Announcements New Listings Blog articles and more "For Delta Media Group it is extremely important to make sure our sales associate and real estate firm clients are always on the forefront of technology and are empowered with tools to maintain and engage home buyers and sellers. Our team watches technology trends constantly and where we see clear trends emerging we dedicate resources to ensure we are able to empower our clients, giving them a technological advantage in their marketplace. "During our testing phase in October, we had the push notification system live on one web site for three minutes and in those three minutes there were seven customers that opted-in to receive web push notifications. "We think this is going to be huge and we're quite surprised, and proud, that we are the first real estate tech company to launch this feature. "Our clients will certainly benefit by having this technical advantage in their marketplace. We're empowering bricks-and-mortar real estate firms to be more advanced than the so-called digital brokerages in real estate," said Michael Minard, President of Delta Media Group. Web Push Notifications along with the Progressive Web Apps announced last week will be available to all Delta Media Group Digital Marketing clients the first week of December 2018. About Delta Media Group Delta Media Group is the enterprise marketing and business management solution for many real estate professionals across the country. Servicing over 65 of the top Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and hundreds of real estate firms nationwide. Delta partners with its customers at the point where marketing meets technology, helping clients successfully run their real estate businesses and maximize profits. Delta Media Group was founded in 1994 and has grown to become the leading real estate website and lead management developer in the country.
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Constellation Real Estate Group Acquires Baynet World, Inc.
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Delta Media Group Powers Major Brokerages
Are you maintaining your competitive technology edge in your market? CANTON, OHIO (October 2018) -- Delta Media Group has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years and is proud to announce that we are currently providing high level broker sites and technology platforms to over 60 LeadingRE companies and many more large brokerages across the country. Delta Media Group offers a world class end-to-end technology platform including website design, CRM, AVM, Reverse Prospecting, industry leading SEO and Marketing packages, and integration with over 400 real estate industry technology providers. Brokerages that join the Delta Media Group family see a significant increase in website traffic, organic search engine traffic and high quality leads. Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston saw an increase of 662% total website visitors, a 1,062% increase of organic search engine traffic and a 100% increase in quality leads generated. We have partnered with major brokerages in the past few months who realize the efficiency and profits gained by the integration and automation available from Delta for an end-to-end technology solution for their business. Below are some of our most recent launches: Coach REALTORS® BH&G Real Estate - The Masiello Group MKB REALTORS® Laffey Real Estate "What we value as an organization is not just the automation and the technology we bring to the marketplace," says Michael Minard, President of Delta Media Group, "but, we also value the process and experience our clients have when they work us. That's why we call them our partners and that's why I value their feedback especially as it relates to their experience with the Delta Platform and Delta's Team." Cathy M. Poturny, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Media Relations at Laffey Real Estate shared: "We knew we needed to come up with a different, more modern online presence with a true technology partner," says Cathy. "We needed a partner and solution that will grow with us over the next five to ten years as technology advances, Delta Media Group will do that with us." Cathy's experience with Delta isn't unique. Kent Hanley, CEO of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry & Walston also shared: "From a marketing perspective we were very surprised with their SEO and the significant increase in traffic and leads virtually right out of the gate. Delta did what they said they were going to do and we view them as a genuine marketing partner. We look forward to working with them for years to come." Delta Media Group is truly a valuable partner for many brokers throughout the entire process from on-boarding to launch and we work very closely with our clients to ensure we always listen and engage for feedback and continually add enhancements to our platform along with implementing an ongoing training program to ensure brokers have the greatest adoption of the platform. Brokers that choose Delta Media Group as their technology partner spend, on average, more then ten years on the platform. Below are some of our most recent redesigns: Counselor Realty Wagner Realty Old Colony REALTORS® "We truly believe, as a team, that the real estate industry isn't fully aware of what is currently possible with technology in their business today. Delta is working hard to be the catalyst in transforming bricks and mortar real estate firms into real estate technology firms," says Mr. Minard. "That's why we're happy to freely provide unbiased web site audits that are 100% transparent and non-self-serving to any real estate firm. It's time that the industry realizes they can compete and beat the so-called 'digital companies' in real estate." Request a free audit of your current site or schedule a demo to review our offerings and see how Delta Media Group can take your brokerage to the next level - [email protected] or 866-233-9833. About Delta Media Group Delta Media Group has been the enterprise marketing and business management solution for real estate professionals across the country. Delta partners with its customers at the point where marketing meets technology, helping clients successfully run their real estate businesses and maximize profits.
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REAL Trends Alumni Deirdre LePera joins Real Estate Webmasters to help brokers dominate their markets
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Remodelista Launches New 'The Organized Home' Website
New website focuses on simple, stylish storage and organized living for every room and budget NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2017 -- Remodelista.com, the go-to home interiors and renovation website for design enthusiasts and professionals, today announced the launch of its new sister website, The Organized Home. Inspired by the upcoming book Remodelista: The Organized Home (Artisan Books; November 2017), the new site delivers simple, stylish storage and organizing solutions for every room and budget. "Storage and organization are universal, no matter your age or income level. The new Organized Home website is designed to share actionable tips, tricks, and inspirational content to help everyone from college students to seasoned homeowners create a meaningful, purposeful living space," said Julie Carlson, Remodelista editor-in-chief and co-author of Remodelista: The Organized Home. "There is incredible interest in the subject; our readers are constantly tweaking their own spaces and looking for resources to create orderly lifestyles, especially in small space living situations."   The Organized Home will include: 10 Rules to Live By: How does a professional chef organize their kitchen? How does a ship builder or museum curator tailor limited space to their advantage? The 10 Rules to Live By content asks for professionals from every walk of life to share their tips for keeping their space and belongings in order. Tiny Space of the Week: Your apartment might be snug, but is it smaller than 400 square feet? Tiny Space of the Week will profile those living in Airstreams, shipping containers, cabins and tiny homes to prove that it's not how much space you have; it's how you use it. Storage Manifesto: Organizing your life is a daunting task — getting started is even harder. The Storage Manifesto is the light at the end of the tunnel, with tips to help ease readers into the journey of creating a more streamlined, organized home and life. Storage Resources: Need a specific product or resource to help you on your organization journey? The Storage Resources is a curated directory for readers that lists the best shopping sources and organizers, both online and offline. Remodelista: The Organized Home is available for pre-order now and will be available for purchase on Nov. 14, 2017. About Remodelista San Francisco/NYC-based Remodelista.com is the go-to home design and renovation blog for professionals and design enthusiasts. It is operated by realtor.comÒ operator Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV]. Launched in 2007, Remodelista guides readers through the home design and renovation process based on the philosophy that everything in your home is worthy of careful consideration. Remodelista has won numerous online home design awards, and also been recognized as a leading resource for home furnishing and design ideas by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living, Elle Décor, Real Simple, Dwell and Sunset magazines.
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Century 21 Relaunches Spanish Language Website
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More Knowledge = More Power with New KickFire Analytics
We hope you kept busy this summer, closed plenty of sales, and found some time to relax, because here at Homes.com, we've had a great summer. Besides adding huge upgrades to our Homes.com agent and broker websites, working on publishing our first book (coming 9/12!), and working on optimizing your dashboard so you can quickly and easily make changes to your account, last month we announced an upgrade to our agent and broker website analytics program. Details about this exciting upgrade are given below! To find your website analytics, log in to your dashboard, click the "Apps" menu, select the Business Intelligence section, then click on the link titled "KickFire." From here you can access and review the reports available for your website. The traffic source infographic shows how many of your visitors came to your site by typing in the domain, performing a search engine query, or clicking on a link from a different website (a referral link). You'll also see the total number of visitors. Clicking on the "active visitors" button will display which page each visitor is on as well as how they came to your website. You can also click on an individual visitor to track the path they have taken through your site and receive real time updates. To open a separate window with the same tracking capabilities, simply click on the Statcaster. This will allow you to review your active visitors while working on other projects. You can also create email alerts that are triggered when certain conditions are met. For example, an alert could be set to notify you when a certain page is visited, like a featured search page. Once you've received the email notifying you of the activity, just log in and review where the current visitor is and what pages they've already visited. You can find the bulk of your reporting under the "Website Summary" section. Here you can get the full breakdown of the different aspects of your website. Want to get in on the fun? Get a free Homes.com account at profile.homes.com, call us at (888) 651-8956, or email us at [email protected] to learn how our great marketing, advertising, and business solutions (like our easy-to-use websites with KickFire reporting) can help agents and brokers like you win and convert more sales. To view the original post, visit the Homes.com blog.
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10 Reasons Why You Need a .Homes Domain
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