Sarasota, FL, September 21, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- BuySarasota.com was named the Best Real Estate Agency Website in the US for 2007 by the CNBC International Property Awards. The International Property Awards are considered by many to be the "Oscars" of the real estate industry. Now in their 13th year, the International Property Awards distinguish the highest level of achievement in a range of property related fields. In addition to CNBC, the Awards are supported by five media partners including the New York Times and The Daily Mail.
The presentation gala at London's Grosvenor Square was attended by 350 representatives from 57 countries from around the globe. "The winners of this years awards represent the leaders in the property industry" said Dan McClean, Director of CNBC Europe. "The competition was fierce and the judging was very close."
Sarasota real estate broker John Allen's website - http://www.buysarasota.com took home the coveted award of "Best Real Estate Agency Website - USA." Re-launched in late 2006, BuySarasota.com features cutting edge technology and design.
In addition to extensive information on hundreds of Sarasota neighborhoods and condos, the site has a custom Internet Data Exchange system that allows users to easily search and view photos and virtual tours of all listings in the Sarasota MLS . The comprehensive site also features satellite mapping technology, school information, mortgages and affordability calculators and a real estate blog where users can leave feedback and post comments.
The newly renovated site was one of the first real estate websites in the world to provide a Mobile Device Friendly Platform. With the growing use of smartphones and PDA's for browsing the Internet, mobile-friendly sites are the wave of the future. All of the content and design on the BuySarasota.com mobile website has been simplified to load fast and provide information quickly to today's consumers with mobile devices.
John Allen, the owner of BuySarasota.com and broker of Allen Real Estate Services, accepted the award and commented "I am delighted that all of the hard work and dedication of all those involved in developing our Sarasota luxury real estate website has been independently recognized and rewarded. It is an outstanding distinction to have our website recognized by the International Property Awards as the Best Real Estate Agency Website of 2007."
As winner of "Best Real Estate Agency Website - US" for 2007, BuySarasota.com will also be entered in to the World's Best Magazine, which is dedicated to all of the winners from around the globe of the International Property Awards. For a complete list of winners, visit http://www.propertyawards.net/int/2007website.html.