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Sharon Paxson
Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate is available (like Tammy said).

And you can have more than one domain and point them to your website . . . I have many . . .

Those would be terms that someone might use when searching for a home in your area.


Feb 15, 2015 12:40 PM
Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

If this is going to be your main website then you want to have your main keyword to be your main url and you want to buy another url- your brand- to be the one you tell people and for your direct mail. 

So your main url that you are hosting should be your main keywords: or .net 

And for your forwarding url you should have or something that you can brand like that. 

I would also forward your own name but since your name is hard to spell and people will make errors typing it in, I would not tell people that is your url. But for those who do know you- that should also be a domain.

You don't tell people the long url- that is for the search engines to better know what your site is about. 

The url with the term "best" in it is not a good keyword phrase unless it is Best Agent in Salt Lake. That is a good term to go after if you are trying to get listings online. 

You don't have to have the term UT or Utah in your url because google already knows that Salt Lake City is in Utah. That is what comes up in any search. BTW- I lived in Salt Lake City:) 

Feb 15, 2015 09:51 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I think both are fine choices.  And, definitely stick w/ a .com.


Feb 15, 2015 11:04 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Gary the dot com scene is rough. If you can handle a dot net or other extension you may have more choices. Good luck.

Feb 15, 2015 10:18 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The second choice


Oct 21, 2019 08:22 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

I am sure you have one now.

Jun 24, 2018 08:18 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

The one you market is the right one!

Feb 11, 2018 07:37 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

The Gassets nailed this one!

Jun 17, 2017 04:32 AM
Gary Branscombe
Realtypath LLC - Advantage - Salt Lake City, UT
Your Preferred Realtor in the Salt Lake City Area

An Update. I am using as my main domain for my webite. Have grabbed although there are not very many of us lol and GarySellsSLC for my branding and Marketing. Thanks everyone for your input. Great advice as usual. 

Feb 17, 2015 04:41 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Get both.  And some of the others mentioned here.

Feb 16, 2015 05:06 AM
Gary Branscombe
Realtypath LLC - Advantage - Salt Lake City, UT
Your Preferred Realtor in the Salt Lake City Area

Great answers everyone. Thank you for your input. Acitve Rain sure has some great realtors. :)

Feb 16, 2015 12:59 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

How are folks going to FIND your website?

ONLY if you expect the citizen to TYPE in the URL off of some media they received, the domain you buy will have little bearing. 

Online traffic will be directed by your compaings and SEO which means no one is typing anything.

I would go with ', .us. .info, .guru'

Feb 15, 2015 10:43 PM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Looks like you have already chosen but for the record I would also choose better.


There will be instances where the url will be lower-cased (or upper-cased) for you automatically so is almost unreadable.

Feb 15, 2015 09:02 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The daily stocking the shelves with fresh content, imagery, video and making it more than just Utah homes for sale will be the test of market share results though. Good luck on the exercise and have more than one domain for specific purposes and cross pollinate for win, place, show... more than one slot on the front page search index display. To improve your odds, increase your exposure/frequency.

Feb 15, 2015 08:14 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Also, when you write it out, use  It will make it easier to read and remember.

I also like the idea of having more than one name and pointing it towards it.

Feb 15, 2015 08:12 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I like, myself. But be sure you also have your own name as a domain, ie,

Feb 15, 2015 08:03 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

I think your domain name should have your name first and foremost.

Feb 15, 2015 07:32 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Take them while you can.  Both are excellent

Feb 15, 2015 07:26 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Gary Branscombe both are good - as long as they are '.com'.

And later, it all depends on the content.

Feb 15, 2015 12:46 PM
Gary Branscombe
Realtypath LLC - Advantage - Salt Lake City, UT
Your Preferred Realtor in the Salt Lake City Area

I agree with you Debbie Gartner . I am sticking to the dot com for sure. I have chosen Thanks for your input much appreciated. 

Feb 15, 2015 12:06 PM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

So not misspell works as an advertisement!


Oops, I misread... I would choose the second.

Feb 15, 2015 11:46 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

The shorter you make it the easier people can remember it

Feb 15, 2015 11:43 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I have read the UT and Utah SEO the same.  So my choice would be  Maybe get that one now and explore deeper knowing you have at least one good one under your name.  Mark

Feb 15, 2015 11:24 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think I like the the best

Feb 15, 2015 10:44 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sometimes you need to grab what you can get...then again, find out who has the other names and see if they are for sale.

Feb 15, 2015 10:41 AM