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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Barbara Todaro on this one! She has the best recommendation there is!

May 14, 2016 01:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

There are so many capable folks with the skills to accomplish this task in AR. Barbara Todaro gives a good place to start.

May 14, 2016 01:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

do yourself a favor and make one phone call.... Nestor & Katerina Gasset (katerina) .....do it right the first time....it's too important to do it half-assed and not get the results that you need.....Katerina will make sure you get what you need and more!!!        (561) 502-1577  cell......

you can thank me later!!!!!!!!!!!

 

May 14, 2016 01:21 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Wordpress.org of course. Great theme like this one: http://KaterinaGasset.com/BestThemeEver

You can learn how to set up your wordpress website for free here: 

http://katerinagasset.com/how-to-start-your-blog/

I have a free step by step tutorial on that link on how to get started. 

You can do this for a very low cost if you want to DIY. 

Of course, if you want to have it designed and set up for you- you can text me at 561-502-1577 and we will schedule a time to discuss the best options for you. 

May 16, 2016 03:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I think you need to spend some time getting seo help. We have 1.4 million websites for realtors. We have more realtors in CA than buyers+ sellers by a factor of 1 to 10.... Just about everyone has a website..

May 14, 2016 02:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Wordpress for sure and I would keep on my same hosting (hostgator) so it wouldn't cost any extra in hosting.  I am abt to do this in next month or so.

May 14, 2016 01:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,054
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I would decide which kind of template style you would like. Then I would go WP only. You could host it yourself which is really cheap from $2.95 to $8.00 per month.

Hire a pro to help you so you can save your sanity. I myself have written 2 posts about building my own WP site myself explaining my time in intensive care!  Katerina Gasset on AR knows what realtors need.  

You'll also need an IDX with it so people can search obviously.

OR .... you can do a budget basic plan thru Placester.

May 14, 2016 01:42 AM
Rainer
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AgentDrive - Real Estate Marketing Platform
AgentDrive.com - Sydney, AU
Marketing platform for real estate professionals

Hi Tony and Suzanne, 

We build real estate websites on our own custom platform and also provide hosting services so you're welcome to contact us with any questions. By the way, we also enable you to manage your site (or sites) via our CRM should you like it so basically you have a single platform for everything. 

Here's where to find out more: AgentDrive.com - Real estate website & hosting

Here's also a quick example of one of our C21 clients site: Century 21 Property Link 

Thanks and either way keep up the great work!

May 18, 2016 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I researched different sites and went with Real Geeks.

May 17, 2016 11:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers 

I've been with iHouse for many years and love the ease of managing my own website.  They include the IDX, have many content options that auto update and more.  Their templates are customizable and their staff is very helpful.

https://www.ihouseweb.com/

May 14, 2016 01:26 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Wordpress.

For simple template websites, visit GoDaddy or HostGator.

May 14, 2016 07:58 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

From all the responses on this subject all over AR over the last years I would do a Wordpress site.

May 14, 2016 07:39 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Tony & Suzanne - I've built three and I love the flexibility and ease of Wordpress. With hosting, we have switched to a host with massively-protected servers - twice previously, we had malware inserted into our site and only discovered it when our site totally disappeared from Google searches. The big guys we were with couldn't or wouldn't help us find and correct it. http://internetmediaconsultants.com/ did (and they do Wordpress design too, especially the parts that are difficult, like CSS, plus they're an IDXBroker vendor and can help with painless integration, and they're good people).

May 14, 2016 06:50 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I have one on Real Estate Webmasters.  They have a large and very patient tech support staff.  They make it easy and have a better product that what I could put together.

May 14, 2016 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have always believed in having my own independent of brokerage web site that i can control.

May 14, 2016 04:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Wordpress is a good start-up. However, if I had the money, I would outsource this as there is so much going on and needing to get done.

May 14, 2016 03:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

For me, Wordpress was the easiest to setup and manage.  I run on GoDaddy, but there are other vendors out there as well.

May 14, 2016 03:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Tony,

The creation of a great 'whiz bang' website is the easy part.

However, as a business person, defining the role and purpose of the website in your business, is essential. Skip this step and you will buy what 'they' are selling.

For instance, I needed a website that had real computational capability. Five vendors said, "No Problem" and created a "whiz bang" that could not add subtract, multiply or divide.

80 percent of the effort in creating a website is in defining the purpose and function, 10% in creating, 10% in testing. Don't skip the important part.

If you need a validation website. any vendor will do.
A real estate search property website, most templated sites will do.
A blogging website. You  can build a Wordpress yourself.
Lead capture, conversion, escalater, re-targeting, now you need specialization to maintain the funnel, keep it optimized and the ROI high.

A good consultant will explore, "Can you do what you are already doing, but better aligned to accomplish the goal you have written down."

Currently I'm looking for a WebVR developer. It seems they exist only in the dark web. However the EXP folks you directed me towards have been helpful.

If I were directing a newbie agent who has a validation website with the broker, I would advise they need only landing pages and a FaceBook ads campaign. Toss in a Wordpress blog if they care to spend time blogging which is NOT where I would suggest they spend their time.

 

May 14, 2016 02:00 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont know that I would spend much time on a static website, I prefer the constantly changing blog.

Jun 18, 2017 09:09 PM