Matrix Group Announces that Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Wins Progress Sitefinity 2017 Association Website of the Year Award

April 18, 2018

CaptureMatrix Group is pleased to announce that the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® (NVAR) website, designed and built by Matrix Group, has been named the 2017 Progress® Sitefinity™ Association Website of the Year. 

Since its inception, the awards have been recognizing websites powered by Progress Sitefinity for creativity, design, user experience, functionality and overall website presentation. Winners were selected based on the highest number of votes received during the public voting process.

In 2017, NVAR partnered with Matrix Group to redesign its website. The goals were to

  • Better showcase its array of member services

  • Encourage member engagement beyond the required licensing courses

  • Feature the offerings that help Realtors® conduct their business

  • Foster involvement in NVAR’s various communities

  • Highlight and support its service provider members

  • Reinforce the association’s commitment to consumers.

The new website has been a huge success. Since the launch, NVAR has seen a 27% increase in site visits, a 40% increase in pageviews, a 14% decrease in bounce rate, and a doubling of attendance at the annual conference.

“On behalf of Progress, I would like to congratulate the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® for striving to bring real innovation to their customers and to the markets they serve,” said Matt Gharegozlou, VP Sales and Strategic Partners Program, Progress. “While the Sitefinity platform is trusted and used by thousands of customers worldwide to create and optimize customer experiences across channels, these awards honor the progressive companies that are truly setting the pace for others.”

“We are thrilled and honored by this award. With its new website, NVAR sough to not just redesign its website, but completely revamp the association’s member engagement strategy,” said Joanna M. Pineda, CEO of Matrix Group. “We love the partnership between NVAR and Matrix Group and look forward to many more, amazing projects in the years to come! The Sitefinity platform has been a game changer for NVAR!”

This year, websites developed using Progress Sitefinity were nominated across 17 categories, and the 2017 Website of the Year winners were selected in two phases. First, an internal Progress jury shortlisted the three best websites per category. After narrowing the field, voting was opened to the community at large via email and social media, and the finalists with the highest number of votes were appointed the winners.

More information about the contest and the winners is available on the Progress “Website of the Year” page.

About the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®

NVAR helps its Realtor® members achieve success by creating and inspiring solutions in a dynamic marketplace. NVAR delivers relevant and accessible programs, products and services that empower Realtors® and advance the profession. NVAR also represents the businesses that provide services to the Realtor® and homeowner community, as well as the homebuyer community in Northern VA.

About Matrix Group International

Matrix Group is a leading interactive agency in the Washington, DC area. Matrix Group helps associations nonprofits increase membership, stem membership decline, reach new audiences, articulate a clear brand, and streamline their back office operations. These goals are accomplished through web, mobile, social and e-marketing services.

About Progress

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying strategic business applications. We enable customers and partners to deliver modern, high-impact digital experiences with a fraction of the effort, time and cost.  Progress offers powerful tools for easily building adaptive user experiences across any type of device or touchpoint, award-winning machine learning that enables cognitive capabilities to be a part of any application, the flexibility of a serverless cloud to deploy modern apps, business rules, web content management, plus leading data connectivity technology. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000 enterprise customers, and two million developers rely on Progress to power their applications.


Learn More About the NVAR Redesign Project