John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent  928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There is no need for a mobile version.  What you need is image compression and resizing the main image.

Your site has a 7.6 second load time and over 4.6mb of data transmitted, which even for a desktop is horrible!  I know, I had a 9 second one with almost as much data transmitted.  Now I'm at 1.3 seconds with 647k of data transmitted.

 

Here is a tool that will be your best friend, GTMetrix.  Access the report for your site here.  It contains links to optimized versions of your images and actionable steps to improve your site.

 

 

The first thing you should do is download those optimized images, upload them to your site and then use them instead of the ones you're using now.

 

Second, look at "Serving scaled images" and use the sizes the recommend.  You'll need to go into your media library, edit the photos and change the scale and save the new version.  Make sure your site loads the new version.

 

Those two things should give you a HUGE bang for your buck!  Make those changes, go onto GTMetrix.com and put your URL in and hit test.  You should see some major improvements.

Oct 14, 2019 03:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Definitely above my pay grade.  I believe Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA has come to the rescue!

Oct 14, 2019 04:47 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't know what kind of feedback you are seeking but I remember this topic being discussed a long time ago.  Or so it seems.  Technology changes in an instant.  

Oct 14, 2019 02:26 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Compress your photos and that should help, John.

And, yes, everyone uses their phones and your numbers are not a surprise to me.

Using high quality photos is great but, then you need to compress them, either before uploading them to your site or with a plug-in on your WP site that does that.

I've seen wannabe web designers who think those high resolution photos are a must - they evidently don't understand 2019's users! Your users want to see the pics and they want to see them now - they do not want to wait, nor will they. You can have tons of pageviews but, the question is - is your phone ringing?

Good luck, John!

Oct 14, 2019 09:41 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Looks like Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA  has you covered...far beyond my capabilities. And no, not everyone (hopefully not agents) has a smartphone.

Oct 14, 2019 08:15 PM
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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 remember a few years ago when Google was forcing everyone, even AR, to make their sites mobile ready or they would downgrade us in the search engines.

Oct 14, 2019 07:44 PM
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Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
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Why have 8 huge carousel images loading on the home page?
There's your first major issue.
Just on those images alone you have over 2Mb that have to be downloaded.

A good tool to give you an idea on how fast a website is loading is: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/

I like to be above 80 in mobile and 90 in desktop.

Oct 14, 2019 02:54 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

sounds interesting....but waaaaaaaaay beyond my paygrade.....

Oct 14, 2019 02:48 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I would think the simple solution would be to upload much smaller pictures John Mosier but then you may make the desktop users strain their eyes.

Oct 14, 2019 02:46 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA has a very detailed answer. Good luck John!

Oct 15, 2019 08:43 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I really don't have a clue of how to change things but I see you have a great answer here.  Ryan is your go to guy.

Oct 15, 2019 06:28 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Looks like Ryan has some great answers which I am also going to use. 

Oct 15, 2019 05:23 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Interesting

Oct 14, 2019 08:26 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Wow, that is great!

Oct 14, 2019 07:53 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I can answer your basic question (does everyone use smartphones), and the answer is a resounding "yes".  In fact your own analytics tell you that 85% of your site visitors are using smartphones... so you already know the answer.

I think Ryan Huggins has answered your "how do I accomplish this"... and I'm glad... 'cause I ain't got a clue.

Oct 14, 2019 06:55 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

85% of your users are using smartphones and their experience is not impressive. 

I do not know how to accomplish what you want to do here.  It seems to me that the metrics would have been considered by the developer of the website. 

I wish you all the best with this! 

Oct 14, 2019 03:10 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Use smaller photographs. Nobody needs full screen views.

Oct 14, 2019 03:09 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Your website MUST be able to 'dynamicly' identify the devise gaining access and adjust/direct/select accordingly.  Without demanding this feature or changing providers you are going to create a care and feeding nightmare.

 

Oct 14, 2019 02:59 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

I have met people without a smartphone, who are using the old cell phones for privacy.  As far as your tech question, your web developer should be able to handle that.  A

Oct 14, 2019 02:34 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Get to the techies like Katerina Gasset . They can probably help! 

Oct 14, 2019 02:27 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
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WOW Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA knocks it out of the park! One smart guy!

Oct 15, 2019 10:19 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I don't know if this is the answer for you but the 1st thing I'd try is compressing the photos. Smaller size file should load quicker.

Oct 15, 2019 06:26 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

Wow, some great answers here 

Oct 15, 2019 03:40 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

18k views for such short time is impressive! How many leads registered? Any business so far? 

 

Oct 14, 2019 09:37 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Wow, Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA !

Oct 15, 2019 01:37 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What came first? Smart or smart phones? That is the question...richspeare

Oct 15, 2019 10:16 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not in my paygrade, but congratulations on your success with the new site so far!

Oct 15, 2019 07:18 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Sorry, way beyond my pay grade

Oct 15, 2019 01:35 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Way, way beyond my knowledge but Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA seems to know what your issue is

Oct 16, 2019 06:54 AM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

I HATE MOBILE SITES!

Oct 15, 2019 10:43 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

just make the relosultion on the photos smaller and they will still look good.  Probably that's the only issue if the site is mobile responsive.

Oct 15, 2019 01:32 PM
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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

Great information we read everyday here!

Oct 25, 2019 11:13 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Ryan Huggins got you covered! Bookmarking this for future reference. At least I know to always compress my pictures...

Oct 17, 2019 05:39 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I think 85% is lower then I figure for smartphones.

 

Oct 16, 2019 09:11 AM