REAL Trends ranks Longandfoster.com among the top 10 of brokerage sites
Long & Foster Real Estate’s website was again honored for its user-friendly design and innovative features this year. Longandfoster.com received accolades in three categories of the 2020 REAL Trends Website Rankings—No. 2 for Best Community pages, No. 6 for Best Property Details content and No. 8 for the Best Overall Website.
REAL Trends produces its Website Rankings each year and is the leading source of statistical analysis for the residential real estate industry. Websites are judged using a list of criteria in critical areas, including design, mobile, seller page, community pages, property details and video, as well as overall. Sites that scored highest in all areas were ranked in the best overall category.
To earn a spot among the Best Community pages, sites needed to provide quick and simple searches for towns and communities, making it easy for visitors to find specific information. They also needed to provide further insight on communities via information on amenities, lifestyle, local market data, community facts, maps and images of the community. Best Property Detail pages give detailed data and information at the demographic and market level. They include mortgage tools, historical sales price, year of sale, tax information, bedrooms, baths and allow users to easily look at comparable sales or related properties.
“Long & Foster is once again honored to be named to the 2020 REAL Trends Website Rankings,” said Barry Redler, senior vice president and chief administrative officer for The Long & Foster Companies, parent company of Long & Foster Real Estate. “Our website not only has won accolades from REAL Trends since the site’s relaunch in 2016, but also it continues to attract an ever-growing audience of consumers in the market to buy, sell or rent a home. These results are a credit to our team’s ongoing efforts to enhance the site, ensuring that it’s easy for consumers to connect with professionals and find that perfect place to call home.”
Since its redevelopment four years ago, Longandfoster.com has earned significant user loyalty, which has grown exponentially in 2020. In the last six months alone, the site has attracted more than 1 million visitors each month. The award-winning website also reported a 91% increase in website traffic in October 2020 compared to October 2019. Additionally, from June 2020 through October 2020, approximately 2 million properties were viewed monthly.
Longandfoster.com features a clean, modern look and responsive design with home search at top of mind. The site tells the story of Long & Foster and its agents, showcasing the company’s real estate expertise and its “Love of Home.” Users can easily search hundreds of thousands of real estate listings and quickly find information about Long & Foster’s offices, agents, communities and additional real estate services such as mortgage, title services, insurance, property management, moving and more.
Long & Foster also provides similar customizable websites to each of its agents and real estate teams, as part of their affiliation with Long & Foster. The agent websites are just one of the many resources and tools, including a comprehensive CRM and productivity system, email marketing platform and interactive listing presentation and CMA system, that the brokerage provides its associates to help them grow their business.
Long & Foster is the Nation’s No. 1 real estate company as part of HomeServices of America. For more information about Long & Foster, visit LongandFoster.com.