Just months after launching their newly redesigned website, Bellator Real Estate & Development received national recognition for its design. On Oct. 30, 2020, REAL Trends, a recognized real estate news, analysis and information source, released its annual Real Estate Website Rankings. According to the company, REAL Trends web consultants reviewed nearly 400 residential real estate websites this year solely based on their excellence in the following categories: Best Overall, Best Design, Best Video Strategy, Best Mobile Experience, Best Property Detail Pages, and Best Community Pages.
Bellator, which has seven offices across Baldwin & Mobile counties, ranked third in the Property Detail Pages category. Their site, gobellator.com, which launched in February 2020, was created in partnership with Denver-based real estate technology company booj. As the name of the ranking would suggest, property details pages give website visitors detailed information about properties that are listed for sale, including information on the interior and exterior features of a home.
With the increase in online home shopping, viewing property detail pages is often someone’s first step when beginning to search for a new home, making them pivotal to the home buying experience. Bellator’s property details pages feature listing information along with information about the community, including school data, local real estate data, population statistics and commute times by ZIP code. The site also allows visitors to compare properties and suggests related properties to the one being viewed, features that REAL Trends noted helped set the winners apart from the competition.
Sarah Taylor, Bellator’s branding & communication director, who helped complete the company’s website redesign, said receiving the ranking from REAL Trends was an honor for the company. “This website has been years in the making, so receiving recognition for the hard work it took to complete it, especially from industry peers, is gratifying. We love the final outcome, and we’re excited to see that others recognize the top-notch quality of the site as well.”
Bellator continuously strives to better the tools and technology it offers its agents and clients. In that vein, the company will soon be launching the Bellator Home Search app to accompany its redesigned website.