Mel Foster Co. Celebrates 2011 Achievements

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Mel Foster Co. Inc. celebrated their 2011 achievements. More than 240 Mel Foster Co. agents and staff gathered yesterday afternoon at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, to celebrate their 2011 accomplishments.

Mel Foster Co. - Quad Cities Real Estate Leader

Mel Foster Co. - Quad Cities Real Estate Leader

We are grateful and appreciative to our agents and our staff for their commitment to excellence, dedication, hard work and loyalty.

Mel Foster Co. Inc. celebrated their 2011 achievements. More than 240 Mel Foster Co. agents and staff gathered yesterday afternoon at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, to celebrate their 2011 accomplishments. “We are grateful and appreciative to our agents and our staff for their commitment to excellence, dedication, hard work and loyalty,” said company Chairman, President and CEO Rob Fick.

During the annual awards reception, a total of 110 agents were recognized for achieving membership in the company’s different sales clubs including Chairman, Executive, President and Honor. These clubs represent the top agents in residential sales from Illinois and Iowa, the Commercial division and the Insurance division.

Top Residential Illinois Sales – Susmita Dahal
Top Residential Iowa Sales – Lucky Lang
Top Commercial Sales – Thad DenHartog
Top Insurance Personal Line Sales – Cindy Havens
Top Insurance Commercial Sales – Mike Smith

Mel Foster Co. Inc. also welcomed 30 new agents and staff into the company in 2011. In addition to the awards and the welcome, Mel Foster Co. highlighted their enhanced services offered in 2011 to improve the consumer’s experiences and agent productivity.

As part of their multi-platform marketing, a facelift was done to the Mel Foster Co. mobile website, http://www.melfosterco.mobi to mimic the look of the new iPhone® and Android™ apps which feature a fast loading GPS.

The award-winning residential website, http://www.melfosterco.com earned the Website Quality Certification (WQC) presented for a second year by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® - a global network of 550 premier real estate firms who set the standard of quality service, while generating a high volume of referral, relocation, and real estate business. Internet Leads doubled since last year as have the conversions of those leads. An online CE module was added for their agents to more easily complete required continuing education credit hours.

Mel Foster Commercial Real Estate Services received a new website with intuitive searching and larger photos. The recruiting department rolled out a new website with detailed information for new and existing agents wanting to know about a career in real estate with Mel Foster Co.    

Mel Foster Insurance illustrated their commitment to specialization with the expansion of their focus on niche markets. As the P/C industry remains in a “soft market”, Mel Foster Insurance has established a dedicated transportation team that have the expertise to customize coverage’s for business clients. They also expanded the Employee Benefits team adding a registered representative in 401K and retirement planning. Mel Foster Insurance can handle all home, auto, and business insurance needs and look forward to initiating a new website this month.

In announcing the results, Rob Fick, Mel Foster Co. Chairman, President and CEO and Marc Engels, President of the Insurance Division presented the 2011 awards.

Founded in 1921, Mel Foster Co. is a Real Estate Leader of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois serving Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, Rock Island and the surrounding Quad City area, and it is one of Iowa’s largest independently owned real estate company. The company specializes in residential sales and offers services in insurance, commercial, farm and land sales, land development, and management, relocation, career development, and new construction. Visit their website at http://www.melfosterco.com for more information.

Locally owned and operated, Mel Foster Insurance has served the property/casualty and employee benefit needs of the Quad Cities and surrounding areas since 1932. One of the region’s largest independent agencies, Mel Foster Insurance represents over 25 insurance carriers and specializes in coverage for contractors, bonding, manufacturing, property, transportation and employee benefits. Visit their website at http://www.melfosterinsurance.com for more information.

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