SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 11, 2013) - Zephyr Real Estate recently announced that it has again received the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, which presents the certification to member real estate firms that demonstrate best practices in website design and Internet communications.
Zephyr's website, www.zephyrsf.com, earned the certification after reaching high marks on a range of criteria, including usability, design and content, interactivity, responsiveness, search engine optimization and more. The WQC is an optional program available only to firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and requires re-certification every two years.
"We introduced the WQC in 2009 to recognize member websites that combine high standards for design, technology and customer service," said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O'Connor. "Each year, we revisit the criteria to ensure the standards reflect the most current online trends, and we are especially proud to recognize the firms whose sites earned the WQC this year."
Zephyr's website has also been nominated for the Best Interactivity award. Winners will be announced at the LeadingRE annual conference in Las Vegas later this month.
Zephyr's website has been received enthusiastically across the board, from agents to clients. The website offers a wealth of information above and beyond typical listings, including neighborhood-level market trends, a searchable public and private school database with detailed school profiles, and in-depth neighborhood profiles complete with descriptions, demographics, maps, and narrated videos.
"In today's competitive marketplace, we understand the need to keep our website robust and user-friendly," commented Melody Foster, Zephyr's Director of Marketing and Web Development. "We are honored to be recognized for our diligence and effort to provide a positive web experience."
About Zephyr Real Estate
Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco's largest independent real estate firm with $1.5 billion in annual gross sales in 2012 and a current roster of more than 200 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 www.zephyrsf.com.