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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

All but one of my websites is custom built - by me. And I like it that way, keeps me in control. I always get contacted about making me #1 on Google with them. Several of them are already there, and those are the ones they call about. Yeh, right, let them make changes? No way. Oh, and it saves me lots of money. I don't care if they are not as slick as some others.

Aug 20, 2015 02:45 AM
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

No, we have a team website.

Nov 18, 2018 02:13 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Absolutely - although my franchise offers great website options, I have always maintained my own.  I like to have complete control over it and know that I am not tied to anything if I ever want or need to make a change.

Aug 20, 2015 11:25 AM
Russell Alton
Seattle, WA

 I just found this quote:

90% of consumers use the Internet as part of their home search,

and an agent's website is what they use to select a Real Estate Professional.

1 NAR 2010 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

2"What do Consumers Expect From Real Estate Agents?" study, Keller Research Center, Baylor University

Aug 20, 2015 06:46 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I have mine own site at The Flooring Girl.

Yes, it's absolutely worth it!  It accounts for 1/3 of my business.

I'm a franchise...and had a franchisee site.  This one is MUCH better!

Aug 20, 2015 05:03 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I've had good response to my brokerage site. But I'm looking at the responses here and thinking about the investment in building custom sites.

Aug 20, 2015 05:01 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I do.  It's where most of my business comes from.

Aug 20, 2015 04:23 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have a placester site for each agent as part of our deal with KW.

May 19, 2018 08:42 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Russell Alton - interesting that I do not have 'custom' website (and I did not even realize it!).

Am I missing in? I don't think so!.

Aug 20, 2015 01:03 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

We've always had our own.  Wouldn't have it any other way.  Check it out

Aug 20, 2015 10:06 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I do have my own custom website through wordpress.  It works great I get between 6 to 10 leads per week.  I was lucky as my son helped set it up and added all the cool features I wanted.

Aug 20, 2015 06:22 AM