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Tips for Choosing Your Website Provider


1. Definitely choose a "Real Estate Focused" website provider. (Trust me).  Real Estate web providers have already done their homework and have contracts for DDF, VOW, and IDX feeds.  You need these contracts to have TREB / Office Listings show up on your website. 

2. Find a provider you are comfortable with. Ask questions,
Do they have a help line?
How much will they charge you to add a website page?
Do they have videos online to help you learn to use the website?
Is there a Client Relationship Management system where you can send emails to your clients?

3. Even if you are not "tech savvy" you will need to know how to log in to your website -- theres no way around it. This is the door to your business and you better not loose the key. 

4. Stay up to date. No matter how much you pay for a website, $20-$200/month, there is no magic way to generate leads on its own. Your provider is giving you the tools to grow your site, add pages for your favourite neighbourhoods, start a blog, add client testimonials, listing presentations etc etc. 

Bottom Line: There are 140,000 websites created everyday.  You should be logging in frequently to remind Google you're still there.


Buying Your Domain Name


You can purchase your domain name through GoDaddy.com  
Prices are determined by the popularity of words used.

Ex: SandraSantiago.com approx $4.99/year  
TorontoBestRealEstate.com is approx $600/year

Tip: Try to buy your name.com if it is available, to help your google rankings when people search you. Just Don't get carried away buying tons of domain names unless you are really going to use them. 

Get a professional email with your Domain (Godaddy will usually give you a forwarding account for free)  ie:   Mary@Maryhousely.com 


 

All in one website provider - now includes design and print services to incorporate your theme across all your marketing. 

http://www.web4realty.com/index.htm

$20-25 / month (approx) + $200-300 Set Up Fee


www.AgentLocator.ca
Toll Free: 1-888-812-1125
$59.95 / month (approx) Call for set up fee

Real Estate Leads, Websites, SEO, Marketing & More.


Website Box - 1 Time $99 fee. No Monthly -- They have a nice CRM system

 

Fourwalls Digital Media $35 - $60 / month 

 

 


 

- $50/month   + $249 set up fee
** Specialize in Unbranded Condo Pages ** Click here for a sample

 


Driving Traffic to Your Site


Remember to drive traffic to your website. Add the links to your kijiji ads, post your website blogs on your facebook page, and add the URL to your email signature.