Residential Properties Ltd. has been awarded the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® , a global community of more than 500 high quality independent real estate firms. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) presents the certification in recognition of excellence in website design and function.
Residential Properties Ltd.’s website, ResidentialProperties.com, earned the certification after receiving high marks in a number of critical areas relating to website performance, including usability, design and 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 LeadingRE to review the websites of participating members.
Available only to firms affiliated with LeadingRE, the WQC is awarded based on specific measurements that are updated each year based on the latest in internet marketing strategies and evolving consuming preferences. To maintain the certification, companies must be re-certified every two years.
“We created the WQC to raise the bar in online marketing and recognize the companies that are demonstrating best practices with their websites,” said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “The 136 companies that earned the WQC this year have not only mastered the technical components, but they have also shown superiority in providing highly local content, up-to-the-minute information on homes, and responsive customer service.”
In addition to earning the LeadingRE WQC Award, ResidentialProperties.com has also been recognized as one of the top 25 real estate websites in the entire country by the Real Trends 2015 Real Estate Website Rankings, placing as a finalist in four separate categories, including “Best Neighborhood Pages,” “Best Property Details,” “Best Video Strategy,” and “Best Map Search.”
The site’s modern design was created with special attention to the user experience, providing visitors with an improved navigation and easy-to-use tools. In addition to its enhanced property details pages, comprehensive community pages, and advanced search tools, the website also features a video page showcasing nearly 1,000 property tours, as well as an assortment of company, community, and industry videos. And of course, the site is also fully responsive, ensuring quality performance across multiple platforms, including smartphones and tablets.
Residential Properties Ltd. has always been on the cutting edge of website design, first launching its site in 1996 when the internet was still in its infancy. Today, the company continues to stay at the forefront of technology in order to help simplify the process of sharing information with clients.
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We’ve launched our new site! Here’s the Press Release:
Residential Properties Ltd., today announced the launch of their newly designed website, ResidentialProperties.com. Visitors to the new Residential Properties website will find all the things they expect to see on a real estate website including property searches, open houses, rentals, and agents. They will also find cutting edge tools including advanced search capabilities and mapping for property searches, rentals and open houses.
“We have always been on the cutting edge at Residential Properties and I am always looking to differentiate the company from all of our competitors,” said Sally E. Lapides, President and CEO of the Rhode Island real estate firm. “Our new website will elevate our customer service and expertise in the marketplace.”The primary focus of this newly designed website is to create a heightened user experience. The new site is able to support a variety of media including virtual tours, interactive floorplans, and video.
As a member of the Enterprise Network, Residential Properties will be able to take advantage of new technologies that are developed for other companies in the network. Of course central to the site will be all of Rhode Island’s property listings, as well as listings in neighboring Connecticut and Southeastern Massachusetts.“The new site will be user friendly and easy to navigate,” said Tom Flanagan, Director of Information Technology for Residential Properties. “Users will enjoy the comforts of search saving, favorites, the ability to share and email content.” The site is designed to reflect modern web design, with center navigation and a simple look that is in keeping with the company’s overall marketing aesthetic. Also accessible through the website will be extensive resources for buyers and sellers of real estate including quarterly market reports, buyer and seller guides, recent press, and an electronic version of the company’s relocation package.
The “MY Residential” feature of the site allows frequent visitors to become a part of the Residential Properties Ltd. community. Users will receive services designed to assist with their home shopping experience, with access to custom home alerts by email and abilities to save searches and favorites. “The new site reflects 12 months worth of research and effort. We are very excited about the results.” said Libby Isaacson, COO of Residential Properties and a driving force behind the project. “It will be both easy to use and visually appealing.” The newly refaced homepage includes professional photography and showcases the state of Rhode Island through extensive community information and links to useful websites. With a “quick search” on the homepage, viewers in search of property listings are able to navigate directly to a targeted list that meets their criteria. They can narrow their search by specifying city/town, pricing, bedrooms, and bathroom preferences with ease.
The site is developed by Residential Properties’ technology partner, Active Website in conjunction with the Enterprise Network. Residential Properties is a member of the Enterprise Network, an invitation-only network of private Real Estate firms. The network functions through the principle of regional exclusivity, which allows for open collaboration and sharing of information among its members who are not in direct competition with one another.