STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- REAL Trends Inc., one of the most trusted sources of news, analysis and information in residential real estate, named the website of William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty the best residential real estate brokerage website in the country in its just-released annual 2018 Real Estate Website Rankings.
The firm achieved more honors than any other company in the rankings, and was the only firm—both in its market areas and nationally—that ranked in every single category recognizing residential brokerages. The company's website ranked No. 1 Best Overall Website, No. 1 Best Community, recognizing the details and search capability provided for local communities served, No. 2 Best Property Detail, No. 4 Best Video, No. 7 Best Design and No. 7 Best Mobile.
"Lately we have seen so-called real estate industry 'disruptors' entering our marketplaces, businesses entirely new to selling real estate that manage to impress by referring to themselves as technology companies. Our company on the other hand has a track record of successfully selling real estate and leading in innovation since 1949. And now one of the most trusted news sources in real estate, REAL Trends, has verified our strength in digital innovation," said Paul Breunich, President and Chief Executive Officer of William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty.
REAL Trends reviewed the websites of residential real estate brokerages in all 50 states, including the technology "disruptors."
"Our team analyzed all aspects of these websites, everything from brand messaging to design, navigation and the user experience," said Brent Driggers, web strategist for REAL Trends. "William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty uses compelling design attributes such as animations, hover effects, strong imagery, market data and video that transitions smoothly from desktop to mobile. The company's website was named best overall for a modern, one-of-a-kind web presence that is truly captivating."
"This accolade effectively serves as an incredibly prestigious endorsement of our sales professionals as leaders in technology," added Vin Socci, Chief Operating Officer for William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty. "The award is an extraordinary differentiator for us, one that sets us apart from our competitors and provides our agents with a significant advantage with their clients and in their own marketing."
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About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty
Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty manages a $4.2-billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 27 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty is one of the largest Sotheby's International Realty(R) affiliates globally and the 34th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.
Sotheby's International Realty's worldwide network includes 950 offices throughout 69 countries and territories on six continents.
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