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Rainmaker
899,502
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've yet to see a true drag and drop tool that is 100%

Oct 18, 2016 04:35 AM
Rainmaker
813,223
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, they are ok for some things, but they have some limitations. some ( like Beaver Builder) might be a little better than others. There are better ways to go.

Oct 18, 2016 01:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,256
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Interesting.  I'll have to take a look.

Nov 16, 2016 11:33 PM
Rainer
3,125
Zoe Reyes
Keller Williams Southwest - Richmond, TX
Real estate agent serving the Houston Metro area.

Yes

Oct 19, 2016 02:24 AM
Ambassador
5,036,034
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I like to just stick with my AR site so have not tried any of them.

Oct 19, 2016 01:13 AM
Rainmaker
2,948,905
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not used it.  Perhaps I just have not found the need for it?

Oct 19, 2016 12:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,179
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I have not

Oct 18, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,854,202
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Wow, great question! Have not used WordPress yet. Still learning!

Oct 18, 2016 10:49 PM
Rainmaker
5,539,536
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

beyond my paygrade!!!!!!!

Oct 18, 2016 10:08 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,283
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Oct 18, 2016 09:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,725,505
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Wish I could help, but Word Press has always been a bit of a mystery to me.

Oct 18, 2016 06:22 PM
Ambassador
4,309,924
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

James Call - I have not yet tried out this on my own! Relying on the template based websites so far!

Oct 18, 2016 03:47 PM
Ambassador
3,722,026
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I'm too old to do that!

Oct 18, 2016 02:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,337,413
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I just use whatever editor came in WordPress.  Works well enough for my needs.  The theme I use (Quest) meets my design needs.

Oct 18, 2016 02:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,753
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not

Oct 18, 2016 12:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Oct 18, 2016 12:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,524,868
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

No I haven't used it.

Oct 18, 2016 12:12 PM
Ambassador
3,986,094
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have not used one of these. Sorry.

Oct 18, 2016 11:55 AM
Ambassador
2,758,318
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

We use the best theme ever that has a drag and drop  plugin. I started using it back in 2014 and build all my sites and other sites with it now. It is amazing. They also have very strong lead boxes, countdown timers, testimonial plugin that pulls in the testimonials from FB, etc., great landing pages, video pages, etc. http://KaterinaGasset.com/BestThemeEver

Oct 18, 2016 10:08 AM
Rainmaker
2,376,538
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I have VC and used it a few times right after my site was built but I prefer to write out my articles and use the default settings to build pages.

Oct 18, 2016 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
2,590,904
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I left Go-Daddy web site and one other well known one because their web site building was too complex. Word-press worked fairly well. Everything still can use much simplifying until it is down to click 123

Oct 18, 2016 07:57 AM
Rainer
25,924
Realty Labs
Realty Labs - Kelowna, BC
Real Estate Websites with IDX Integration

Hi James,

 

Drag & Drop page builders have some advantages and disadvantages. We even use them ourselves on occasion as, like you said, it makes life easier. A page builder tool will generally be easier to use than a "normal" wordpress site.

 

The main advantage, as I'm sure you know, is that they make building a webpage very easy for people that don't know HTML, CSS or other languages. Many allow for some nice looking effects such as slide-ins just by a checkbox.

 

The two main disadvantage to the builders is that most of the builders have a lot of bloated code which will slow down the page load speed. This, of course, makes the user experience poorer and increases the chance the visitor will leave the site without going further. The other disadvantage is that there are often limitations to what you can do. Sometimes not even developers can work around those limitations. So, if you want to add some specific functionality in the future, you may not be able to do it.

 

Most of the websites we build do not use a page builder.

Oct 18, 2016 02:09 AM
Rainmaker
5,176,896
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

James,

We would ask our web developer that question.  I have no idea.  A

Oct 18, 2016 01:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,662,373
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

WYSI is not a new function by any means so I'm not sure how to answer the question. I'm not sure why you couldn't just cut & paste from one site to the next with a few updates now.

There is a FB group that is totally dedicated to WP & realtors - find those guys & they can help you. It is pretty heavy tech so I don't visit it often because I don't know what the heck they are saying 1/2 the time.

Oct 18, 2016 01:24 AM