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CHARLESTON, SC, December 31, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Handsome Properties is proud to announce its new membership with Prestige MLS, a European real estate affiliation of great distinction. Prestige MLS is the only multiple listing service in Europe and is highly regarded for its members and luxury properties. Currently, 100 agencies are members from over 20 countries around the world. Handsome Properties International heard about Prestige MLS from a colleague who praised Prestige's close-knit, yet global, community of real estate professionals. Handsome Properties International is certain that joining Prestige MLS will elevate its company on the European platform of the global playing field.
Prestige MLS offers many benefits for its members. The affiliate's website design and statistics, business trips, annual congress meetings, and multiple forums for its members prove that Prestige MLS is an organization made for its members to better themselves and the real estate industry as a whole. Prestige MLS spends a great deal of time on their website and have a design which is easy to navigate, whether you are looking for a Paris apartment rental or a house in St Tropez. They were awarded Best Website Design in 2012. The website's heavy focus on breathing images and elimination of lengthy texts ensures browsing the site is a pleasure. The Prestige MLS site has an average of 14,000 visits per month with over 66,000 pages viewed. Visitors stay on the website an average of 3 minutes and 34% of those visitors are return clients. The organization also works hard to maintain a high rank on Google searches, and fall within the first two spots for the keyword search, "prestige real estate."
Prestige MLS also maintains a high quality blog and newsletter that is uploaded to the website and emailed to all its members. Additionally, Prestige MLS is very active on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Members are allowed access to a private group on Facebook where they can post and discuss ideas with fellow members. The accessibility to sharing ideas on such a widely used social media as Facebook makes collaborations and news sharing easy and enjoyable. Prestige MLS also has several business trips a year with a recent conference in Shanghai, China and an upcoming conference in Vienna, Austria, at the end of January 2014. Broker in Charge of Handsome Properties International, Debbie Fisher, plans to attend the conference in Vienna and is excited to meet and establish long term working relationships with fellow Prestige MLS members.
Upon joining Prestige MLS, the network allowed for Handsome Properties International to have exclusivity in the Charleston market. This is very important for a number of reasons. Last month, Charleston was voted "#1 City in the United States" by Conde Nast Traveler for the third year in a row, and last year it was voted "#1 City in the World." This international attention has made the relatively small city of roughly 125,583 people explode in economic growth and Handsome Properties International has benefitted from the positive effects on the real estate market. Having exclusivity in the competitive Charleston market will ensure that Handsome Properties International benefits from all that Prestige MLS has to offer.
In conjunction with the Charleston market upturn, joining Prestige MLS can help Handsome Properties International advertise the fact that the market in Paris has been steadily increasing as well, making it a great time to look at the buy a house in France. With prices on a steady increase since 2011, the Paris real estate market continues to become stronger and stronger. With over 12% of France's population living in the capital, the need for housing is not going away any time soon. Handsome Properties International is proud to join Prestige MLS and excited to become an integrated member of this world-class network.
Handsome Properties International offers a large variety of properties for sale and rental throughout France, Italy and Spain. Handsome Properties Inc., the sister company of Handsome Properties International, offers luxury real estate throughout the Greater Charleston area. To find more information, you can visit our three websites; www.handsomeproperties.com, www.handsomepropertiesinternational.com, and www.handsomepropertiesinternational.fr.
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