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WordPress For Real Estate

WordPress for real estateThat’s it! You have had it. You’re a real estate agent and you are sick and tired of hearing, not that you need a website, but that you need a WordPress website for real estate. You have heard the benefits of WordPress real estate websites – ya know, that Google loves WordPress, and that you will OWN it, that there are thousands of plugins and themes, that it’s open source and a great CMS, easy to use and integrates seamlessly with social media. You also know you are not getting any leads from your current, template, $30-$150 a month [leased] website and you are finally ready to take the plunge. Hello, my name is Stephen Garner, I am a former title rep for a national title insurance company in Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years helping real estate professionals – real estate agents and loan officers – grow their business.

Real estate marketing has changed in response to consumer behavior shifting – online. Many real estate professionals use to use direct mail [post cards, flyers, magnets, fly swatters etc] to reach their target audience. In addition to being expensive, this marketing technique is becoming less and less effective while the costs [for postage] are going up.

Today, over 90% of consumers start their home search online. This is often where they will find their next real estate agent as well. So, it makes sense that to compete in this new reality, that you need a website that works. And WordPress for REALTORS works – if you know how to work it. You get out of it what you put into it – and you are ready, you have made the commitment. So what do you do? You do what any consumer looking to gather information or solve a problem does – you go to the Internet to a search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing. You ask it for “WordPress for real estate“, “WordPress for realtors“, “WordPress real estate”, “WordPress real estate websites”, or “WordPress for real estate agents” and you do your research. In addition, you look at your competitors websites and the all telling link at the bottom of the page – who built their website? If you are in Phoenix, you may have heard of an up and coming Inbound Marketing company called PRO-Found and that they have a combined 35 years of real estate experience [lending, real estate sales and title] between them. You finish your research, and reached out to a company to help you build the best darn WordPress for real estate site.

Now you are excited. You have finally gotten off the pot and are moving forward. It feels good. You should have your site up and running in 30 – 60 days. You walk around your office, a little anxious, you can’t wait for your WordPress site to be done. Just so your friends and family know you are making progress, you mention that you are going to get a WordPress real estate website. You want everyone to know. And then it happens. One of your friends, a family member or a friend of a friend says “I can build you a WordPress real estate website!” “Really!” you say? Sure, I know so and so who is a graphic designer or so and so who works in some IT department somewhere, [I, they] can help you. You are a little skeptical, really? Are [you, they] good at it? The case for building you a WordPress real estate website begins. You are starting to realize you are stuck. Your friend, family member or friend of a friend wants the job. Who are you not to let them build your WordPress real estate website? You are friends! You say, “why not?”.

Well, I don’t know you, your friend, family member or friend of a friend so let me tell you why not.

5 Reasons To Get Your Real Estate Website Professionally Built instead of by your friend’s girlfriend’s brother’s wife’s sister’s husband who did his own website a few years ago – so he knows how:

  • Good Design versus pasted together squished or stretched pictures with some Bolded Typed Version of your web site’s address plastered on top of it.
  • Optimized images versus 14 MB pictures that take F.O.R.E.V.E.R to load even with a cable internet connection
  • Best Search Engine Optimization practices – do you want a site that just sits there, or do you want a site that actually has a chance at getting found in the search engines. There are at least 5 simple parts to SEO on your website – 90% of all sites on the net don’t have them. – Yep these are the ones done by the friend’s girlfriend’s brother’s wife’s sister’s husband.
  • Proper “Permalink” structures – this is the URL or web address of each and every page on your website.
    What doesn’t work (but is very common: http://example.com/?-%sdfoi77slkj-/?chandlersdlk&homes-for.klskd_sale
    What does work: http://example.com/chandler-homes-for-sale

Don’t just get a WordPress website for real estate, get a WordPress website built by professionals that have over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry. Get a WordPress website powered by PRO-Found Marketing. We help professionals get “found”. Visit FoundWithProfound.com to start your journey.

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Stephen

Hi I'm Stephen Garner, I'm just a guy in the title industry {in Phoenix} trying to change how real estate agents market themselves and their services. To that end, I teach my clients HOW TO leverage sales technologies like WordPress, Content, Video, Camtasia, Final Cut X, iMovie and indexable IDX solutions to convey value and help your ideal client find you online when they are most interested in learning about you and your services. I work for escrows. Hire me!

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