CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baird & Warner’s website, BairdWarner.com, has been awarded a seventh consecutive Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a recognition based on a real estate website’s excellence in design and functionality.
“We launched our first website in 1996, and we have been updating and improving it ever since,” said Jennifer Alter Warden, COO of Baird & Warner, Chicagoland's largest, locally owned, independent residential real estate services company. “We’re delighted to provide the absolute best in online search, mobile experience and e-alert functionality, as well as a stellar platform for our broker associates to boost their online presence.”
This honor comes after an award-winning year for BairdWarner.com. In 2015, the brokerage received its fourth consecutive Best Brokerage Website award from Chicago Agent magazine. Additionally, REAL Trends’ 2015 Website Rankings rated BairdWarner.com among the top sites for “Best Property Detail,” “Best Neighborhood Pages” and “Best Map Search” in the country.
BairdWarner.com and other award recipients were assessed based on their ability to demonstrate quality innovation and creativity in their website design. User-friendly functionality for such key elements as property searches, sitemaps and original content were also given heavy consideration. LeadingRE took into account other crucial statistics like Web analytics, metrics, number of leads from traffic, number of closings from assigned leads, and total number of unique website users.
WQC award winners must also ensure their websites offer maximum compatibility across multiple browsers and mobile devices, as well as the appropriate use of audio, video and other media applications. Because LeadingRE is a network of real estate companies around the world, websites must also have universal appeal and competitive positioning on major search engines.
About Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.
Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Chicagoland's largest, locally owned independent residential real estate services company. The Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with experience, innovation and integrity for more than 160 years. Steve Baird, the firm’s fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry’s most influential leaders. Baird & Warner was named the No. 1 best place to work in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune in 2015, the brokerage’s fourth consecutive Top Workplace award. With nearly 2,000 broker associates in 26 offices and comprehensive mortgage financing and title insurance services, Baird & Warner consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. Learn more at www.BairdWarner.com.