website ranks as No. 4 in nation

For the third year in a row, and judged against hundreds of other residential brokerages across the country, has been named a leading real estate website in the nation.

The website ranked No. 4 for best overall website, No. 5 for best design, No. 3 for best community page and No. 1 for best property detail page.

“Without input from our agents and community members, would not be the website it is today,” said Caroline Ruhl, CEO of Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors. “We have put in the work to make our website intuitive, attractive, and easy to use so we are thrilled that our efforts are being nationally recognized. For a company that has been around for generations, we still, and always will, value innovation that enhances the home buying and selling process for our clients.”

Website visitors can search and filter for local homes for sale, request an estimate for a home’s value, find tips for buying and selling, and browse market data in a community.

“Our main focus is adding value to our clients throughout the entire real estate transaction, so naturally we put a lot of attention into our website,” added Chris Beason, president of Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors.

Rankings were conducted and announced by RealTrends, a trusted source of news, analysis and information on the residential real estate brokerage industry. The RealTrends website ranking is the annual review of the best submitted websites across the country.

“As the digital landscape constantly evolves, the website rankings provide an annual opportunity to showcase the top websites within the real estate industry,” said Brent Driggers, web director for HWMedia and author of the RealTrends web rankings. “The winners in each category represent the best of the best and set a benchmark for what other teams and brokerages should look for when developing a website.” Submitted websites are analyzed by a team of technical experts who specialize in website design, structure and functionality.

Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors, a family-owned company since 1862, has sold 5,200 homes in Eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin. The company has residential sales offices in Bettendorf, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Davenport, DeWitt, Dubuque, Galena, Iowa City, Moline and Muscatine. They also offer services in relocation, property management, real estate investments, new home sales, land development, farm and land sales, senior services, home vendor services, insurance services through partner Nelson Brothers Agency, and mortgage services through partner Ruhl Mortgage.