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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Jeff Dowler CRS it depends on if you want it to be a lead generator or more of a business card bio.  The luxury agents in our market that don't care about online lead gen you can tell by the way their site is designed.  It's more to impress the viewer than to capture data.  

Jan 11, 2016 03:47 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Jeff, I am also in the process of revamping my two sites both need to be changed ... and I am working on how I want it to look and navigate. One thing for sure is a video page as I am doing more video this year.

Jan 11, 2016 05:58 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My mantra is to give them what they are looking for.

In the case of buyers, usually it's a home search option, plus local information.

Jan 11, 2016 03:30 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Jeff,
Two crucial questions that may help:

# 1 How do people get to your site? Do they already know you or are they from out of the blue?

 

# 2 What do you want them to do? Give you an email address so you can follow up? What does the site have to do to get them to do what you want them to do?

Jan 11, 2016 03:10 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

An IDX that doesn't give buyers any problems! 

I think that search times are also important. Newer style templates have more pictures & less verbiage.

I just changed the template on my Remax site & all I did was click a few buttons.

To force sign in or not? 

Jan 11, 2016 07:41 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Will let you know as I have recently launched a new website and working on the blog portion.  I would say keep it short, informative with local content (I KNOW you know how to do that) and add quality pictures. As for interactive, it would have to be something to get their attention.

Jan 11, 2016 03:53 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Responsive features with proper printing capability.

Jan 11, 2016 03:40 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

I have read the suggestions and comments and they are all good ones.  Ultimately you know your market better than anyone else.  For me to really answer your specific questions, we would have to sit down together face to face, review the marketplace, stats, and a whole bunch of other questions...

Wishing you the very best outcome.  A

Jan 11, 2016 03:31 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It depends on what you want to use your site for.  For me, I use it as 24x7 marketing of me and my listings.  I have on it a blog, about the company, featured listings, area info and my monthly newsletter.  I have a search page which is garbage, but my site isn't geared towards being yet another search portal.  I'm also developing area specific pages (similar to my market blogs) and pages on why someone should use my company to buy/sell real estate.  I also have investor clients, so I have a oneliner about that, which will eventually morph into a full page.

Jan 11, 2016 03:14 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I am including a lot of videos on my website this year. Also, having a good landing/homepage.

Jan 11, 2016 05:30 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler CRS stopped by here to learn from others!

I'd say ease of navigation and call-to-action, perhaps one on each page?

(Not an expert at this...)

Jan 11, 2016 03:34 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I think an

  • about page
  • contact page
  • blog
  • disclosures

I think a webpage should be only about one topic.  Like a buyer website and a seperate seller website.

Jan 11, 2016 11:54 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I need to create landing pages.

We are about to create an ebook as well as lead magnet.

Jan 11, 2016 07:31 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

The others have given good tips.

Jan 11, 2016 04:55 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't have one, Jeff, but thinking about it, so will watch the responses to your question carefully.

Jan 11, 2016 03:50 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not sure if it is worth all the effort that so many put into these Wordpress sites, I get most of my action through AR, FB, and LI.

Mar 28, 2019 08:57 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Bookmarked and looking at responses you receive, Jeff as this is on my ever-growing list of things to do.  

Jan 11, 2016 10:17 PM