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McColly Real Estate Website Recognized for Excellence

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McColly Real Estate has been awarded the Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global community of more than 565 high quality independent real estate firms in 65 countries. The certification was presented in recognition of excellence in website design, content and functionality.

McColly Real Estate’s website,, received high marks in a variety of critical areas relating to website performance, including usability, design, content, interactivity, customer service and mobile responsiveness. The evaluation was conducted by Virtual Results, LLC, a real estate internet and social marketing firm selected by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® to review the websites of participating members.

The specific measurements for the WQC are updated each year to reflect the most current online marketing strategies, as well as evolving consumer preferences. Companies must be re-certified every two years to maintain the certification.

“The 135 companies that earned the WQC this year offer consumers engaging websites with effective design, deep local content and the most current information on homes, not only in their local markets, but also around the world. We are delighted to recognize them for offering a superior online experience for consumers and supporting them further with exceptional customer support,” said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor.

McColly Real Estate is the Northwest Indiana & Chicago Southland representative of LeadingRE ( With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, McColly Real Estate provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide.

About McColly Real EstateMcColly Real Estate was established in 1974 and has grown to be the largest residential independent real estate firm in Northwest Indiana and Chicago Southland with over 500 sales professionals in 24 offices. McColly has realized phenomenal growth since joining the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network as an independent firm in March of 2003. To search homes locally and globally, visit

2017 RIS Media Top 500 Broker Rankings

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(RISMedia-Norwalk, CT)— McColly Real Estate, headquartered in Schererville, IN, recently announced its inclusion in the Top 500 national ranking of real estate brokerage firms in RISMedia’s 29th Annual Power Broker Report. McColly Real Estate reported 4,922 closed residential transactions in 2016, and a total sales volume of $832,028,506.

This year’s Power Broker Report is based on responses to RISMedia’s 2017 Power Broker Survey, distributed in early January. More than 1,400 real estate firms from across the country completed the Power Broker Survey, with the top 1,000 reporting a collective 3,648,075 closed residential transactions in 2016, accounting for more than $1.16 trillion in sales volume.

Now in its 29th year, the Power Broker Report has long honored the incredible business feats of remarkable real estate leaders—and brokerage firms—who continue to shape our industry. Each April, RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine highlights the Top 500 Power Broker firms according to sales volume and transactions.

RISMedia President & CEO John Featherston congratulated McColly Real Estate for their prestigious ranking in this year’s Power Broker Report. “Consumers today are utilizing the professional skills of Realtors more than ever before and the firms represented in RISMedia’s Power Broker Report are the nation’s most elite brokerage firms serving literally millions of these home buying and selling consumers with their real estate needs.” Featherston said. “2016 was a growth year for many real estate firms across the country as the Power Brokers continued to infuse the latest in technological tools and professional skills to help their neighbors achieve their personal homeownership goals and objectives, despite continued inventory shortage in many areas. Today’s homebuyers and sellers need a trusted, credible real estate professional to help them understand the opportunities in today’s market and how to overcome the obstacles that may be holding them back. Being ranked in RISMedia’s Power Broker Report validates your firm’s reputation as a trusted resource for today’s real estate consumers.”

RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report ranks firms by closed transactions and sales volume for the prior year. The Top 500 rankings appear in the April issue of Real Estate magazine and online at The complete ranking of the Top 1,000 firms, according to both sales volume and transactions, will be available later this spring at

RISMedia’s 29th Annual Power Broker Report & Survey is based on results garnered from a survey distributed via email and available online at The survey ranks residential real estate brokerage firms according to closed residential transaction numbers and closed residential sales volume for the year 2016. All sales and transaction data is submitted directly by brokerage firms and verified by the firm’s financial executives, outside accounting firms and/or corporate franchise headquarters.

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