SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2014) - Zephyr Real Estate has again been awarded the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 500+ real estate firms that presents the certification to member companies that demonstrate best practices in website design and Internet communications.
Zephyr's website, www.zephyrsf.com, earned the certification after achieving high marks on a range of criteria, including usability and performance, design and content, interactivity, customer service and internet lead management, search engine optimization and mobile application.
Created by LeadingRE in 2009 to recognize member websites that combine high standards for design, technology and service, the criteria for the WQC are updated annually to reflect the latest in internet marketing strategies. The WQC is an optional program available only to firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and requires recertification every two years.
"We are pleased to present the WQC to 124 members this year and commend these firms for creating websites that effectively engage today's home buyers and sellers by providing relevant information in a compelling way, with the perspective only a local firm can offer," said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O'Connor.
In addition, Zephyr's website has again been nominated for the Best Interactivity award. Winners will be announced at the LeadingRE annual conference in Las Vegas in February.
"A truly functional and friendly website is a work in progress, and we constantly strive to keep ours useful, worthwhile and easy to use," commented Melody Foster, Zephyr's Director of Marketing + Web Dev. "This distinguished certification is a wonderful commentary on our efforts."
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (http://www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 500+ firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 4,000 offices and 120,000 associates in more than 40 countries worldwide.
About Zephyr Real Estate
Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's largest independent real estate firm with nearly $1.8 billion in gross sales in 2013 and a current roster of more than 220 full-time agents. In 2010, Zephyr launched its new website, which has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate; and the local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six strategically located offices in San Francisco, a business center in Marin County, and serves a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit http://www.zephyrsf.com.