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Rainmaker
4,952,969
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

that's like looking for a discount broker.... because it's less does not mean you're getting a good product... people charge what they're worth....

Apr 16, 2019 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
87,787
Morgan Taylor
Realtyna - Newark, DE
Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services

Hi Gary! 2 big questions:
1- What is your definition of a "good price"?
2- What all are you looking to get out of it? 
     -IDX? If so, how important is SEO for these listings?
     -Self hosted? Do you want to own the website?
     -Customizability?
     -One time fees vs. monthly?
I have tons of blogs here on the subject of websites. I'd love to answer any of your questions along the way. 

Apr 16, 2019 08:36 AM
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3,279,210
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

What's a 'good price?'

Apr 15, 2019 08:59 PM
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888,472
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

A good price is a fair price for a lead generating website.  I can get you a pretty website for  a very low price that will help you not at all.

 

A better site that will land you business will cost more.  Your budget will determine a lot, and then your due diligence will start (SO many companies will cash your check but not deliver)

Apr 16, 2019 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
760,545
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

It's all in the eye of the beholder whether something is good and it depends on what you want for a web site. Good price???

Apr 16, 2019 05:11 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think I pay $10/month for my site through KW and Placester.

 

Apr 15, 2019 09:09 PM
Rainmaker
922,283
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent) 

Apr 15, 2019 07:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,230,086
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Dave Martin (703) 585-4687 and Morgan Taylor bring up excellent points.  There are too many unknowns in your question and much clarification is needed.

 

For example, mine only costs between $5 and $10 per month, but I do all the design, content creation, server maintenance... basically like Robert Schueller used to say "If it's go to be, it's up to me."    But I'm a nerd and I enjoy that stuff.

Apr 16, 2019 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
704,251
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Ine of the benefits at NAR is a website for its members.... https://placester.com/websites-for-realtor-benefits-program/

and the price is right....

Apr 16, 2019 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,054,248
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

 Parked and reading 

Apr 16, 2019 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
5,345,885
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Blog about your selection.

Apr 16, 2019 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
756,046
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The right answer to this quest must begin with, "What do you want your website to do?"

Lacking this information, the default response is 'iHouse.com"

Second issue is, "If the website fulfills your 'vision' does the price matter?" After all, don't agents like to say 'You get what you pay for?"

Apr 16, 2019 04:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,195,254
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Check out my website and if you like it then reach out to me privately   https://www.endrebarath.com

Apr 15, 2019 10:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,518,580
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Nope, always looking to find that one.

Apr 17, 2019 05:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,088,443
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

No idea

Apr 17, 2019 05:04 PM
Rainmaker
2,782,335
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Question is far too broad to answer.  Adding to that, I no longer recommend developers in this forum.

Apr 17, 2019 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,056,483
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Define good company; define what a good price is; define what you need in a "good" website. At the end of the day you get what you pay for.

Apr 16, 2019 11:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,404,071
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

What is  a good  price?  A

Apr 16, 2019 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,009,045
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Define good both for price and website. What is a good website? If you want leads, don't tie the purse strings.

Apr 16, 2019 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Well gary cohl there are two questions you would need to consider and answer before anyone could answer that for you.

Debe Maxwell, CRS asked one of them "What's a good price?" to you.

The next question is what do you want and expect from the website?.. lots of agents have different goals for the websites so that is a HUGE factor.

There is the school of thought that says don't buy/rent the website services you don't have control and are at the mercy of price changes as well as changes to the sites templates you may not like, also these services aren't very customizable and you can't drop in features to the site if that particular web provider doesn't offer them.. lots of other cons to a real estate web service. Their major advantage is they are pretty much plug and play and their monthly costs are anywhere from CHEAP say about $10 to maybe a $100 or so a month.

Then there are Wordpress designed websites that you can if you have the skill and or patience create yourself they are completely customizable and you own the site. Downside here is the learning curve or the cost if you hire someone to create it which are quite prohibitive. Even those companies that really just fill the contents of the templates they already have often charge thousands of dollars to create the site.

The last and sometimes cheapest option is your brokerage may offer websites for little or nothing.. the issues here are the same as for the templated website service providers, little or no customizability plus you usually just have a SUBDOMAIN on their website which means if you leave that brokerage your website would have to start all over from scratch, unless the brokerage allows you to have your own pure domain and they just provide the website creation this would probably be my least favorite choice.

But again it depends a lot on what you want from your website.

 

Apr 16, 2019 08:14 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

With all caps this must be important. Look at Pipeline ROI.

Apr 16, 2019 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,536,310
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We use Real Geeks. Have had so many others over the years and this one is our last stop.

Apr 16, 2019 05:48 AM
Rainer
417,127
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I use IHouse.  It does what I need it to do.  

Apr 16, 2019 05:02 AM
Rainmaker
3,239,677
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As curious as you are! Parked and reading.

Apr 16, 2019 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
2,975,754
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

 Try to find something local.

Apr 16, 2019 03:54 AM
Rainmaker
740,545
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

You have to decide if you just want a turnkey website where you pay company X so much a month, or if you want a custom built website commonly built using wordpress these days. Wordpress requires constant maintenance and adjustments. You can find people that will do a lot of it for you, or that you can hire on an as needed basis. You can ask 50 people and get 50 different answers.

Apr 17, 2019 02:51 PM
Rainmaker
3,139,351
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I house use to be good.

 

Apr 16, 2019 02:56 PM
Rainmaker
95,709
Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

Agentmarketing.com has one of the best I've seen...

Apr 16, 2019 12:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

What is your budget?

 

Apr 16, 2019 09:08 AM
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Gary I'm curious to learn which website company you picked.

May 20, 2019 11:09 PM
Rainmaker
4,064,568
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I know when you first start out, there most likely isn't alot of income produced, but good luck.  

May 01, 2019 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Sarah Layton | Copywriter & Inman Star Contributor
Best Real Estate Writer, a Layton Media brand - Bradenton, FL
I provide real estate content marketing services

Let me know if you need help with original, SEO-optimized content tailored to your ideal clients for your new website, blog, drip campaigns, etc.

May 01, 2019 11:48 AM