Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Announces 2009 Website Awards Winners
Best office website recognized
Ipswich, Mass. - October 19, 2009 - The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) recognized Shawn Cayer and Windhill Realty, LLC in Ipswich with www.WindHillRealty.com as Best Office Website winner of the 2009 MAR Website Design Contest. The winners were presented their awards at MAR's Professional Awards Reception, which was held in conjunction with the Association's 2009 Conference and Tradeshow at the DCU Center in Worcester.
"In the three years that we've held this contest, the quality of this year's winners has increased by a factor of ten," said MAR President Gary Rogers, a broker with RE/MAX First Realty in Waltham. "For REALTORS® the website is becoming one of the top - if not already the top - tool in our marketing tool boxes and these winners and runners-up really showed us how to do it right."
Started in 2007, this year's contest presented two awards. One award for best office website and one award for the best individual agent website. Winners were chosen from each category based on criteria ranging from the quality and originality of content to the visual design, interactivity, and use of multimedia in the website.
Judging this year's contest was Ben Martin, vice president of Marketing and Communications for the Virginia Association of REALTORS®. He was recently cited in a 2008 Inman News Report, "25 Most Influential Real Estate Bloggers for his association's blog VARBuzz.com. The second judge was Ana Schmitz, communications associate for the Center for REALTOR® Technology at the National Association of REALTORS®.
In the Office Website Category:
The winner was Windhill Realty, LLC in Ipswich with www.WindHillRealty.com. Shawn Cayer, broker/owner;
About the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®:
Organized in 1924, the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® is a professional trade organization with more than 21,000 members. The term REALTOR® is registered as the exclusive designation of members of the National Association of REALTORS® who subscribe to a strict code of ethics and enjoy continuing education programs.
Editors and reporters: Please note that the term "Realtor" is properly spelled with an initial capital "R", per the Associated Press Stylebook.