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Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Everything you need to know about coding websites can be found at:

http://www.w3schools.com/

However, spending time 'coding' is counterproductive to an agent growing their real estate business. The only advantage is speed, but that is only after the agent is up to speed regarding being a code jockey.

PS: if website requirements involve anything unique, such as calculation intensity (as opposed to information dispensing) you will find most website developers say they can, but  are not even able to crank out a four-banger. In those creative situations the agent may wish they had code-jockey skills.

 

Oct 14, 2016 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes I do.  School (I have a Masters in Comp. Sci.).  I think agents with technical skills will be better able to compete in the technical world.

Oct 15, 2016 02:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I guess for some it might be an asset if you already know it, but no it's not needed.  For most, it makes more sense to hire experts to do this.

Oct 15, 2016 09:35 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

Most agents that can code, typically spend too much time in their office and in front of their computer.

Oct 15, 2016 04:34 AM
Rainmaker
923,523
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I sell real estate and am not interested in building my own site - that's what I hired my webmaster for and glad I did!

Oct 14, 2016 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I do it.

 

Oct 17, 2016 08:02 AM
Rainmaker
5,002,688
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I hired Real Geeks to create a template for me, and have done everything else myself.

Oct 17, 2016 05:41 AM
Rainer
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cheryl alpert
Keller Williams Realty - Newton, MA
RE Agent serving Boston and Metro West

I do it myself

Oct 16, 2016 09:04 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

After some of the getty shakedowns in the past few years, I would not farm this out.

Oct 16, 2016 02:32 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

RealtyZap + - I learned coding in 80s - starting with COBOL programming. Though I do not code my own sites or lead generation pages.

Oct 15, 2016 04:24 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   I don't DIY, not even WordPress.  The opportunity cost is too high.

    But I understand the basics of HTML, XML, CSS, Drupal, jQuery, and so forth.  I can go in as an Admin and make updates and changes.

     This gives me an advantage over someone who gets stumped, and cannot make even simple changes to their site without calling Tech Support.

Oct 15, 2016 11:57 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

I do not code my own. I have had minimal coding training but a better use of my time is getting in front of buyers and sellers.

Oct 15, 2016 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Oct 15, 2016 12:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

By training. Sometimes.

Oct 14, 2016 11:55 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Personally, I can do this on my own but I decide to outsource it to focus on sales.

Oct 14, 2016 11:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We are pro-minded.  We believe in doing what we know best, and let the expert take care of what they know best. A

Oct 14, 2016 11:28 PM
Rainer
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Yes I do, no it is not an advantage it takes too much time from selling

Oct 14, 2016 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

RealtyZap + I'm with Kenneth J. Jones, SRES, SFR, SCGREA on this one. I built and maintained two web sites from the ground up.

Oct 14, 2016 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Unlike Kenneth Jones who answered very well, I have no clue!

Oct 14, 2016 11:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Oct 14, 2016 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the only agent that I remember reading that she knows how to code is Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® .... this lady certainly is impressive.... right Hella!!

Oct 14, 2016 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes I think there is an obvious tech advantage to know what's going on behind the scenes.

I've had a background in it somewhat before becoming a realtor. So I have no fear in that area but I do not want to whip up my own WP site. There are still facets of it that still confuse me. Then there is the fact that the MLS won't always cooperate.

Landing pages are a snap & you can buy them like a can of pop.

 

Oct 14, 2016 10:41 PM