8 Components of a Lead Generating Website

HDC_Everbright_Blog_2784_1200x600One of the most underutilized resources in real estate is the agent and/or broker website. Many agents see their website as a place to send buyers to search for listings after the lead has been captured. However, websites can be used to generate leads as well. Top agents generate hundreds of buyer and seller leads from their websites. To start making money with your real estate website, take time to add the following tips, tools, and techniques to your website strategy. Continue reading

How Your Website Can Help You Overcome the “Lack of Leads” Challenge

HDC_Sesso_recap_Blog_2763_1200x600During a recent Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar, we polled agents about what their single greatest challenge was. Most agents answered, “getting enough new leads to generate the sales I want.” If this is an issue for you, too, and you want to overcome the lack-of-leads challenge, be sure to watch Homes.com National Speaker and Sales Director Joe Sesso’s webinar “Unlocking the Power of Homes.com.”

While there are many lead sources available to enterprising agents, a company or personal website is one of the best. To create a successful real estate website, you must have two components: good design and strong SEO. As Sesso noted, “If your site looks old, if it looks outdated, if it’s got broken links on it, if it’s not operating properly, it’s not [creating] a good impression.” Your website is representing your business all day, every day, creating first impressions with potential clients. Make sure these impressions are positive! Continue reading

Choosing a Not-Com Domain Name to Set Your Business Apart

Dothomes_Blog_2728_1200x600In the early days of the internet, IP addresses—long strings of numbers separated by periods—were used to identify websites. As more and more people took to the internet, a simpler, easier method of finding a website was designed: domain names. When the first domain names were released around 1985, website owners could choose from .com, .net, and .org.

Since that time, those top-level domain extensions have remained popular, making it hard for new businesses to find great, unclaimed domain names. Luckily, recognizing the continually growing demand for domain names, new possibilities were (and continue to be) introduced. Businesses can now choose one of the original .com, .net, or .org domain extensions or one of the newer ones which include but aren’t limited to .site, .biz, .blog, .services, .ltd, .online, .town, and (perfect for the real estate industry) .homes. Continue reading

Your About Page is About More than Your Real Estate Career

HDC_About_Pages_Blog_2647_1200x600.jpgIn the wild, animals use bright feathers, beautiful songs, or even dances to attract. Unfortunately, launching into a lead generation ballad or capitalizing on rusty tap dance skills isn’t a viable lead generating strategy for most agents. Instead, agents must rely on the power of their website’s “about” page to demonstrate their compatibility and desirability to buyers and sellers. Discover how you can optimize your about page’s effectiveness with these tips! Continue reading

NEW Skyline Drive 2.0 Design Theme Now Available!

2571-New-Fusion-Template-Blog-ImageHomes.com Fusion Websites are more personalizable than ever with the addition of the Skyline Drive 2.0 website design! Skyline Drive 2.0 brings a fresh look and mobile-responsive functionality to one of Homes.com’s most popular classic design themes to make your page look great on any device! Continue reading