The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) announced
the winners of its 59th Annual Journalism Awards today. NAREEs awards
program recognizes excellence in reporting, writing and editing stories
about both residential and commercial real estate.
This year’s Robert F. Brennan Award for Best Overall Entry by an Individual went to Mara Der Hovanesian of Business Week magazine. The best Freelance Collection Award went to Sharon Stangenes for her freelance contributions to the Chicago Tribune. The James D. Carper Award for Best Entry by a young Journalist went to Polyana da Costa, Daily Business Review.
The award winners were selected by a panel of expert judges from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio
University. Professor Patrick S. Washburn, a former news reporter and editor, chaired the panel of jurors. A record number of entries from professional journalists across the U.S. were received this year.
Prizes, totaling $10,000, were awarded in 30 different categories.
Glenn Roberts of Inman News won the award for Best Blog this year. The judges said “ “This blog contains news stories on timely topics that are informative about the housing industry. The writer is highly competent and knowledgeable on a broad range of topics.”
Best Web Site Solely Devoted to Residential or Commercial Real Estate and/or Home Design
Winner: Janine Sieja, Neil Pinchin, Sarah Weissman, Kris Goodfellow, Cyberhomes.com
Cyberhomes won the Best Website Award this year.
The judges comments about this one “This site has excellent consumer coverage for buyers and sellers about every aspect of the home sale process. Moreover, it is well written and well designed. It is easy to navigate.”
“This site has excellent consumer coverage for buyers and sellers about every aspect of the home sale process,” said Holden Lewis, NAREE President and Bankrate.com Senior Reporter. “Moreover, it is well written, well designed and easy to navigate. If youre looking for a house you should bookmark Cyberhomes, which is, in my opinion, more informative than its competitors. In addition to looking up home listings, you can get information about neighborhoods and schools, and
the sites blog is also useful.”
“Cyberhomes is very proud to have won this years NAREE award,” said Marty Frame, General Manager of Cyberhomes. “Receiving this recognition is a reflection of our commitment to the highest standards of excellence and to providing quality coverage of the important issues facing real estate consumers.”