Hosting For Realtors @ $20/month
We intentionally ignored the
market for real estate websites because in the past the average
persons expectations were too high and their budgets were too low.
They wanted sites that compared to multi million dollar
operations and wanted it all for less than $20. They wanted
interactive tours of homes but did not understand the cost of
creating the technology and were completely unwilling to pay for
Today, we think the market has
changed significantly and people have more reasonable
expectations about what to expect and what the costs are for
technology. At just $20 a month for our custom Real estate
websites our system is not only cost effective but offers more
than any other hosting company for Realtors.
Our real estate listings
gallery is simple to use and gives a great professional look
without any effort. You get professional looking pages without
hiring a designer, without paying for templates or learning how
to build pages yourself.
So we ask you as a
modern Realtor, do you need a $300 a month website?
Do you need searches,
Customer Relations Manager, and IDX so users can search
for homes from your website?
Do you need mapping
APIs that how satellite views of the area and street
views of the homes?
Do you need virtual
reality tours of the home at a cost of half of your
Do you want to share
your commission with your website host? Or have something
The fact is, today buyers are
smarter, they use sites like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com to do
research, check crime patterns, police reports, school ratings
and income levels. Can you provide all that with your website?
Probably not, so why try?
They use sites like google
maps to view the street and the homes in the neighborhood and
check the satellite views for garbage dumps, factories or
industrial sites close to the property.
Your customers could not care
less about the 5 pages on your website when they have a wealth of
information to use on outside websites. And that begs the
questions, what do you need a website at all?
What sales people
need today is a contact point so they can be reached easily and
explain what they can do for potential customers.
A place they can list
more photos and information about the homes they have
A suplimental to the
information in the MLS or on the major websites.
A place where you can
give the intangibles, the history and the elements that
make a difference between making the sale and losing the
A place where they
have control of the story and can highlight the elements
of a property that make it more attractive.
years of seeing Realtors struggle with websites, using
modified photo galleries to try to show their properties
and display information, we decided to jump in. And we
did it with a big splash.
Our all new real
estate website management system is included in our
regular hosting package. So you don't have to pay even
one penny more than any other website hosting customer.
The tools makes it
simple to list up to 100 properties with as many as 25
large photos each displayed in a great slidshow with
enlarge functions and easy viewing.
The main gallery pages
show a small thumbnail image of the property along with
details, messages and data that you can specify.
course the color options and design styles are unlimited
as you can use the gallery builder to select colors,
borders and even modify the page content elements for a
completely different look or set of details.
The full property
page layout layout is a clean and up to date look with a simple
slideshow and larger image overlay slideshow type presentation.
top of the display page shows a common slideshow with p
to 25 images. Clicking on the images will display a
larger image up to 800 pixels wide (full standard screen).
To the right are the
primary details, price, beds bath and the most common
Below the basic
details there is a link to full size images and video if
one has been specified.
Just below that
section there are bulleted links to print the page, a
mortgage calculator, contact and set appointment forms,
social media links, and a link to view a map of the
property, satellite, street view and so on.
The remainder of the
form has the details about the property, areas for
written descriptions and up to 10 custom fields that you
can use for more relevant local information that would
not apply to all properties or just for points we may
have not addressed in the overall page.
Pages are fully
customizable, colors and borders can be changed or change
the entire page by designing a full html layout and
populate the data provided by the programs. That is
normally reserved for very advanced users.
As you can see in the
sample, there are preset fields you can fill in, such as
heat, hot water and roofing material. This gives you the
ability to go though the online checklist and write as
much as you want about each element of the property.
For example: Hot Water
Heater was replaced 6 months ago and has a 10 year
warranty. Or talk about how the roofing material is the
newest and has a 30 year warranty.
All of these extras
will go so much further in selling a home.
interviewed after the purchase were dissatisfied with
their Realtor and the process because they felt like
there was much hidden and they were pushed into a bad
situation to close the sale.
Being open and honest
will make the process much better and you will find the
right buyer for the property.
That is so much better
for agents than having the buyer post online in 10
different forums not to use you, you are a scam artist
and cannot be trusted.
If you are forthcoming
online, have good data and give the buyers a reason to
trust you, that will never happen.
Many Realtors get
aggressive and tell buyers not to get inspections or they
will lose the house the want. When they buyer gets done
posting online, that Realtor never gets another sale and
has to look for a new profession.
Don't let your
customers dictate your success, take control of it with
your own website.
Full Image Display
||The full image display
uses a clean image overlay which the colors can be
changed to match your website, here we used gray, but any
colors are possible.
The Back End Real
Estate Management Section
|To build the
pages just fill in simple forms with the information and
the programs do the rest.
images right from your computer,
camera or smart phone.
Additional Realtor tools
include the craigslist posting tools, image adjustment tools,
image composite tools, html customization, customize contact
forms ad much more. Best of all, use any of the hundreds of other
features to build a website like no other online.
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We really thought website
hosting for Realtors was not a market for us, but now with
everyone doing their own shopping online and bypassing Realtors
completely by using sites like homes.com, trulia.com, zillow.com and Realtor.com as well as countless others small independent
agents need website more than ever.
Some of the major website like
zillow require you to have a website to get homes listed, but
more importantly all will list your website if you have
one. With these sites getting 99% of the traffic, you
have to be on them, or you are not in the game. So having a
website is important just to compete.
Agents cannot depend on the
brokers websites anymore as the market changes and people need
agents less and less to find homes.
The biggest problem we saw
with the mega sites like Realer.com is that they don't have all
the details buyers need and often the images available are small
or nonexistent. For that reason we added our own system so that
any listing agent, broker or sales agent could provide more
details, extra images and better point of contact tools.
At just $20 a month
the cost is nothing for a Realtor that has any sales at all. Even
if the site only generates one sale a year you would have to be
insane not to have it for the potential return.
Now that pageBuzz.com is one
of the most complete website hosting platforms online, we thought
is would make sense to offer this type of programming in a market
that needs all the help it can get. The tools are easy to use and
extensive. So don't stop at just a gallery of images, add in a
blog, discuss real estate trends in your area, write articles
about buying and selling homes, join the rest of us and get your
website started today.
Real estate agents have
depended on brokers website for too long and ignored the Internet
as a tool and a way to establish them as serious players.
Everyone else is on
linkedin, facebook and so on.. while Realtors do very little
to promote themselves. Now for Realtors, nobody is going to
look you up on linkedin.com but they might read your blog and
see what you have to say.
Choosing a Realtor is not an
easy task and the more information you put out there the better
chance you have of getting clients. Give people a reason to use
you, trust you and let you make the commission. Simple tools like
the blogging program can be easy to update and extremely
effective in marketing you as a brand.
So you can sit back
and hope that you make money, or be proactive, build a website
and take advantage of the inexpensive online resources we provide.
The fact is, if you don't have a website, you will never be found,
never be noticed and probably not make much money at all.
It is never too late to start
your own real estate website, but every minute you wait is
another potential sale lost.
Take a look at what pageBuzz.com
website hosting offers to Realtors and see if it is a good place
to start your online presence.