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Norris & Company Real Estate Receives Website Quality Certification


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


(Vero Beach, FL) – January 28, 2014 – Norris & Company Real Estate has again been awarded the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, an international network of more than 500 premier real estate firms. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) presents the certification to member companies that demonstrate best practices in website design, technology and service.


Norris & Company’s website, www.norrisandcompany.com, earned the certification by achieving superior marks on a range of measurements, including usability and performance, design and content, interactivity, customer service and Internet lead management, search engine optimization and mobile. The website was evaluated by Virtual Results, LLC, a real estate internet and social marketing firm enlisted by LeadingRE to review the websites.


WQC is a program available only to firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and is awarded based on criteria that is updated annually to reflect the latest in internet marketing strategies. To maintain the certification, companies are re-certified every two years.


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2014 Top Producers Announced

Congratulations to our Top Producing Associates of 2014!


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The Cost of Waiting…

Should you buy now or wait? Estimated cost differences on three mortgages; $250,000, $500,000, $1,000,0000.



 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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2014 REALTOR of the Year – Mark Seeberg!

And the Indian River County REALTOR of the Year for 2014 is...



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Norris & Company Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

We just completed the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for this horrific disease. We would like to call out all the other Realtors of Indian River County to follow our lead.  To donate to the ALS Association, click here.

To view our Ice Bucket Challenge video, click here.



 

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Infographic: % Change in Sales from 2013

Source: Keeping Current Matters; NAR

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Agents in Action


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Andy Bowler (right) of Indian River Habitat for Humanity, presents Norris & Company Realtors Chip Landers and Mark Seeberg with their 2013 Habitat Volunteer of the Year awards.



Two Realtors from Norris & Company Real Estate received the 2013 Habitat Volunteer of the Year from the Realtor's Association of Indian River County at a recent awards presentation. Realtors Chip Landers and Mark Seeberg have been volunteering for Indian River Habitat for Humanity for the past 13 years, helping the Realtor's Association build 13 houses in 13 years.


Be it helping with the framing, roofing, painting, siding and more, Landers and Seeberg do it all, including assisting with securing funding for the home.


“Seeing the joy on the homeowners faces when they get their keys is very inspiring,” said Landers when asked why he spends most Saturday mornings on the Habitat job site.


To find out how to volunteer with Indian River Habitat for Humanity, contact Susan Reaves at 772-562-9860 ext. 210 or via email at sreaves@irchabitat.org.


 


 


 


 


 


 

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Why the Pineapple?

 

For centuries the pineapple has been the symbol of welcome and hospitality all over the world. We see it used in family heirlooms, as needlepoint designs in fabric and carved in wooden columns and furnishings. Today we find the pineapple in brass door knockers, etched in glass, printed on welcome mats and in a variety of colorful table centerpieces. But how did the pineapple become this symbol of unbounding welcome?


The first account of the pineapple was given by Christopher Columbus and his men, after their second voyage, when landing on what is now known as Guadeloupe in the Caribbean islands. They brought the fruit back to Europe in 1493.


The shape and coarse, spiky surface caused the Spaniards to name it “pina”, after the pine cone. The English saw this resemblance also, hence our word “pineapple”. Known as “nana” to the Carib, the indigenous people of the Caribbean islands, the pineapple symbolized hospitality and was often carved into the columns at the entrance of a plantation.


In Europe, pineapples were a delicacy and became very fashionable in the second half of the eighteenth century. Gardeners asked very high prices due to the cost of growing them. They remained an expensive delicacy until... Read More

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2014 Website Quality Certification Awarded

Norris & Company Real Estate has once again earned the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® , a global network of 500+ real estate firms which presents the certification to member companies that demonstrate best practices in website design and Internet communications.


Norris & Company’s website, www.norrisandcompany.com, earned the certification after achieving high marks on a range of criteria, including usability and performance, design and content, interactivity, customer service and Internet lead management, search engine optimization and mobile. The website was evaluated by Virtual Results, LLC, a real estate internet and social marketing firm that was selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) to evaluate participating member websites for the program.


Created by LeadingRE in 2009 to recognize member websites that combine high standards for design, technology and service, the criteria for the WQC are updated annually to reflect the latest in internet marketing strategies. The WQC is an optional program available only to firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and requires re-certification every two years.

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