Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wins W3 Award for Website Excellence

November 04, 2011 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J.- Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced that it has received a Silver W3 Award from the International Academy of the Visual Arts honoring the Company’s website, bhgrealestate.com. The site received the commendation based on its creativity, navigation, functionality, visual design and ease of use.

“Our website serves a large audience including home buyers, sellers and owners, as well as our network of brokers and agents. We designed our site to enhance the home search experience for today’s informed consumer by including functional resources as well as specific neighborhood information, do-it-yourself home improvement guides and design tips,” said Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. “As a brand that seeks to provide a high level of customer service along with a holistic home buying and selling experience, both online and in person, we are honored by the recognition of our website.”

The Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate website is divided into four sections:

  • Look: Know The Neighborhood: Provides housing information on trends, schools and communities in a prospective neighborhood
  • Learn: Understand The Process: Explains the process of buying and selling, financing, making an offer, closing and moving
  • Live: Make It Your Own: Offers remodeling and design tips as well as landscaping and green living suggestions
  • Video: Watch and Learn: Gives visual support to accompany the many resources on the site

In 2011, bhgrealestate.com launched a new lifestyle search function, which enables prospective homebuyers to search for communities that have qualities most important to them including high-rated schools, access to mass transit, culture and more.

For more information, please visit www.bhgrealestate.com/. For more information on the W3 Awards, please visit http://www.w3award.com/.

The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning websites, Web Video and Online Marketing programs. The W3 is the first major Web competition to be accessible by the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and companies in between. The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. For a full list of winners, visit www.iavisarts.org/.

About Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a dynamic real estate brand that offers a full range of services to brokers, sales associates and home buyers and sellers. Using innovative technology, sophisticated business systems and the broad appeal of a lifestyle brand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC embodies the future of the real estate industry while remaining grounded in the tradition of home. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services. The growing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate network includes approximately 7,000 sales associates and more than 200 offices serving homebuyers and sellers in Canada and 23 U.S. states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. For more information, please visit www.BHGRealEstate.com.

Better Homes and Gardens® is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation licensed to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Franchise is Independently Owned and Operated.

Media Contacts:
Elliott Schimel
Kwittken & Company
(646) 747-0142
eschimel@kwitco.com

Katelyn Castellano
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
(973) 407-6849
katelyn.castellano@bhgrealestate.com

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