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Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty Wins Top Real Trends Honors

Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty is thrilled to share that our website, tateandfoss.com, has been named one of the Best Real Estate Websites in the country by RealTrends. We were honored with awards in four categories, including Best Overall Website, Best Design, Best Community, and Best Mobile.

Each year, RealTrends highlights the top real estate websites in several categories as part of their annual website rankings. It’s a tremendous honor to come from one of the most trusted sources of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry.

“Real estate is about helping clients define their lifestyle,” says Principal Broker Tony Jalbert. “In creating our new website, our goal was to convey the sense of place and corresponding lifestyles that make New Hampshire’s seacoast special. With this recognition, we feel we’ve not only accomplished that, but also affirmed our commitment to our agents, who rely on our website to attract qualified buyers, showcase their clients’ listings, and help them grow their business.”

The Best Overall Website award speaks to every aspect of website design and development—design, navigation, user experience, imagery, video, mobile, and branding. RealTrends judges looked at all elements that include each category within the website rankings. The Best Design category awards websites for their clarity of messaging and ease-of-use. User experience consists of several variables including layout, clear navigation, usability, and branding on a website, and websites were judged on all criteria.

For Best Community, websites had to provide quick searches for towns and communities, making it easier for visitors to find specific information. The winning websites also provided emotional insight on each community, such as amenities, things to do, market data, unique imagery, what to expect, facts, maps, and lifestyle information. Marketing Specialist Kasey Gossom spent a lot of time on the development of our Seacoast Community Guide and it shows!

For the Best Mobile category, RealTrends judges looked for fluid layouts, flexible images, and individually catered landing pages, which are the three technical ingredients for responsive web design. Winning websites were deemed to provide superior experiences to users regardless of how someone chooses to access the website—via their phone, a tablet, or a desktop computer.

“It’s an honor to win in so many categories,” says Sales Manager and Associate Broker Lynne Joyce. “A good website, like a good broker, has to provide a superior experience. As the Seacoast area’s preferred boutique agency for the marketing and sale of unique, luxury, and waterfront properties, we knew we needed to balance aesthetics and results when building our new website. TateandFoss.com is an online destination that can easily be found and exceeds its visitors’ expectations.”

About RealTrends

RealTrends has been the trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987. Residential real estate leaders look to RealTrends for timely and trusted information and analysis through newsletters, news updates, conferences, and publications. RealTrends’ agent, team, brokerage, and website rankings are published each year and serve as a definitive source of information for the residential real estate industry.

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