Mel Foster Co. website recognized for international excellence award

Mel Foster Co. was recently awarded the Website Quality Certification (WQC) for its website design, content and functionality from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), a global network of 550 real estate firms in 70 countries.

“We know local consumers have a choice when searching for a buying or listing agent. We want to continue to offer the best tools in the market to be the top resource for buyers and sellers and to help our agents stay competitive,” said Lynsey Engels, president, real estate brokerage of Mel Foster Co., in a news release.  

For the certification, Mel Foster Co.’s website,, received high marks for its usability, design, content, interactivity, customer service and mobile responsiveness through an evaluation conducted by Virtual Results, LLC, a real estate internet and social marketing firm LeadingRE selected to review members’ websites, according to the release. Mel Foster Co. is the Quad Cities area representative of LeadingRE.

“We are pleased to recognize the 94 companies that earned the WQC this year,” said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World President/CEO Paul Boomsma, in the release. 

“These firms offer consumers valuable resources relating to home buying and selling through well-designed websites with current housing information. They also provide a unique level of local market insights and the first-hand community information that only local market leaders can deliver.” 

The areas the WQC measures are updated each year to better align with current online marketing strategies and evolving consumer preferences, the release states. Companies must recertify every two years to maintain the certification. 

“Mel Foster Co. feels it is essential to invest heavily in digital marketing platforms,” Ms. Engels said, “and we are pleased that our efforts have been recognized with this international award.”  

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