Reason for the
We rate web sites
that apply for our award. The award is based on two major
criteria and is only awarded to about half the sites that apply.
It used to be awarded to a lower percentage, but web sites have
improved dramatically in the last seven years.
for the star:
helpful consumer-oriented content on
the site about buying or selling homes.
information about the local area
available on site
property search and/or property
listings on the site
displays the Gold Award proudly on
the main page of their site
official members only
Disqualifications for the star:
resizing the Gold Award
removing the link in the Gold Award
link farm or sloppy disorganized
on site automatic music that cannot
the Gold Award appears more than
three scroll clicks from the top of the page.
We like quality