January 25, 2011 // Franchising.com // MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – Weichert, Realtors recently received the Bronze Award in the Real Estate category of the 10th annual International iNOVA Awards competition for its website, Weichert.com. The iNOVA judges concluded that Weichert.com, one of the nation's most visited real estate sites, sufficiently surpassed the required criteria in all areas of the competition.
"We are pleased to receive yet another honor for our customer website," said Jim Weichert, president and founder of Weichert, Realtors. "An award of this degree helps validate Weichert.com as a trusted, convenient and comprehensive online source for potential home buyers and sellers."
The iNOVA Award symbolizes the energy of numerous disciplines that inspire corporate website excellence. The mission of the iNOVA Awards is to recognize and promote achievement in creative web design, originality of content and functional performance. Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honors awards were presented to the top third scoring entries. Websites were evaluated for content, design, and technology. Preliminary judging was carried out by international panels of web developers, designers, site builders and interactive media specialists.
Last summer Weichert.com received the Interactive Media Awards (IMA) Outstanding Achievement Award, earning a score of 465 out of a total possible score of 500 points.
Weichert.com regularly attracts more than 3 million visitors each month and consistently ranks as a top site among all real estate companies for the length of time that visitors spend at the site, according to Hitwise®, which monitors the activity of major Web sites.
Weichert has nearly 18,000 sales associates in more than 500 company-owned and franchised sales offices in key markets throughout the U.S. A family of full-service real estate and financial services companies, Weichert helps customers buy and sell both residential and commercial real estate, and streamlines the delivery of mortgages and home and title insurance. For more information, Weichert's customer service center can be reached at 1-800-USA-SOLD or at Weichert's Web site, www.weichert.com. Each Weichert franchised office is independently owned and operated.