Vancouver's Faith Wilson Group Wins Esteemed Americas Property Award for Best Real Estate Agency Website in Canada
Posted by Kyle MacDonald — December 18, 2013
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Vancouver-based Faith Wilson Group has been recognized as having the Best Real Estate Agency Website in Canada. Earlier this month the full-service brokerage received an Americas Property Award for 'Best Real Estate Agency Website' in Canada. The award was presented in London, England on December 6, 2013 at the International Property Awards Gala Event, following an evaluation of the brokerage's website amongst stiff competition with other top-ranking websites in the Americas region. The award designation firmly establishes both the brokerage's position at the forefront of marketing, buying and selling homes and their ongoing commitment to a seamless and unique customer experience.
"As a boutique brokerage, we are motivated by the reward of helping our clients in achieving their goals and our website plays an integral part in the process," explains Faith Wilson, Principal at Faith Wilson Group. "Receiving this award substantiates our consistent effort and emphasis on service that extends into the online space in a way that suits our clients' needs perfectly. We are proud to have a website that matches our personal levels of service."
Faith Wilson Group launched the new website in August 2013, as a part of an ongoing initiative to deliver a flawless customer experience during the home search, purchase or sale process. The website was designed and developed by the brokerage's in-house marketing agency, Harfield & Associates Marketing, specifically with user experience (UX) as a focus. It offers elements and functionality not yet seen in the real estate sector online in Canada. The website experience provides users with instant access to deep information, stunning graphics and a wealth of resources and tools offered exclusively through Faith Wilson Group.
As an Americas Property Award winner, the Faith Wilson Group website was recognized as a 'Five Star Winner' in the real estate category and the regional winner for Canada. The website was evaluated by a panel of top judges on an extensive list of criteria, including: website features and functionality, visual design and aesthetics, user interface, mobile experience, and speed and compatibility.
"More than 90% of home buyers are now using the internet to find their next home," explains Kyle MacDonald, Marketing Manager at Faith Wilson Group. "We knew we had to raise the bar on how we present our clients' homes online, generate qualified leads for our listings, and also how we service today's home buyers. This award solidifies our efforts and puts us on par with the world's top real estate agencies. We are very proud to bring this level of marketing to our local clients here in Vancouver."
"It was an honour to present the Americas real estate winners with their well-deserved awards. These agents are assisting clients in making intelligent property investments, helping homeowners make a move to greener pastures, and even fulfilling many dreams of first-time home ownership," comments Stuart Shield, President of the International Property Awards.
The Americas Property Awards are broken down into four geographical regions: Canada, the Caribbean, the United States, and Central and South America. The judging panel consists of approximately 70 professionals in various sectors of the property industry, including Andrew Panting, Director of Operations for the British Property Federation, Peter Bolton King, Global Residential Director of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); and Christian Morris, Director / Owner of architectural firm Yotomo Ltd.
Since launching the website, Faith Wilson Group has seen a surge in online traffic, inbound inquiries and opportunities. The technology and resources offered through the website are also available exclusively through Infinite Real Estate Services.
About Faith Wilson Group
Faith Wilson Group is a full-service Vancouver real estate brokerage specializing in the buying, marketing and selling of homes on Vancouver's Westside. As a premiere boutique agency, the team at Faith Wilson Group has gained a reputation for their unique approach to customer service and dedication to progressive marketing. The brokerage is an early adopter of digital, mobile and multi-lingual marketing techniques, while continuing to refine the practice of enhanced listing presentations featuring beautiful photography, high-definition video tours, and exclusive neighbourhood content. In fact, Faith Wilson Group is the only brokerage in Vancouver that can offer its clients the in-house support of an experienced full-service marketing agency. The Faith Wilson Group team is led by Faith Wilson, the Top Agent on Vancouver's Westside in 2012 (based on listing and selling ends combined). In addition to proven sales performance, Faith was recognized as a 2013 Five Star Real Estate Agent for providing exceptional and overall client satisfaction.