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Real Estate Web Design - 3 Items You Must Include on Your Site
Real estate web design requires you to do things a little bit differently because you are selling either your services or actual homes, so there must be several things present on the web page to make it user friendly. Unfortunately, many real estate web sites are poorly designed, ask visitors to supply tons of personal information before being able to view any information, don't provide enough information not to mention photos, and are all around a pain for many visitors. However, it is important to know how to make your website user friendly because approximately 73% of individuals trying to buy a home use the Internet to help them.
Item #1 - No Frames
Make sure your website is designed well and does not include the use of frames. You want each page to be its own link and accessible through a URL. If you use frames then search engines will have a difficult time returning your page as a result, users will not be able to bookmark it, and on the whole frames just cause annoyance and problems to everyone. Get rid of the frames and use a website that allows individuals to go straight to the real estate listing they are interested in without having to go to all the other information. It will be beneficial to you in the long run.
Item #2 - Detailed Area Information
You must include detailed area information on your real estate website. More than likely you are an expert in one particular area and as a result should relay this information to the people visiting your page. The reason why people are visiting your page is because they are looking for homes in that particular area, and since you are an expert you should provide all the information a prospective homebuyer might need, not just the specs of the home. Potential homebuyers want to know about local shopping, dining, schools, activities, restaurants, interstates, distance to the beach, mountains, or other vacation information. The more detailed the information you provide, the happier your visitor will be and the more likely they will buy from you.
Item #3 - Listing Photos
Listing photos are a must. If someone is online looking for a home, the least you can provide them with is a listing photo. And not just one, but many photos that show the outside from a variety of angles, special architecture or design, the outside surroundings such as gardens and trees, inside rooms, kitchen, bathrooms, and more. Basically everything you can imagine. The easier you make it for the prospective homebuyer, the more likely they will contact you for more information. If you don't have one already, simply buy a quality digital camera and then adding listing photos to your site will be piece of cake.
Real Estate Investing Requires Education
I really believe in getting an education in real estate investing, especially before launching a real estate investing career. I have been investing in real estate for 25 years, but I still spend thousands of dollars each year to learn more about real estate investing.
How Can Real Estate Investors Profit From The Internet?
The Internet is a powerful marketing tool, but just how can a real estate investor make the best use of Web pages?We've spent some time experimenting with Web sites and we've found a couple of ways that they can be useful.First.
Land Subdivision - $1.2 Billion Dollar Developer Tells You How To Do It
Land subdivision is a bit like helping Mom slice up her beautiful Apple Pie; it's all so easy, when, like Mom, you've done it a few times. So let's see if we can get the ingredients for a land subdivision correct so you can do it right first time, OK?Every city or town in the free world has a Town Plan and it comprises, not surprisingly, of plans or maps, usually with lots of different colors all over them, but also lots of words explaining what the colors mean as well as lots of Rules that tell you what you can do with land.
Investing in Real Estate for Your Retirement (and Now!)
You've probably heard a lot of opposing information about Investing in Real Estate, which is completely annoying! The straight-forward fact about Real Estate is that it is probably the best and safest investment you'll ever make, especially if you live in it, and that you are far more likely to make money in this market than with any other type of investing. The chances are very slim that you'll wake up one morning and the housing market will have dropped by 40%.
Investment Real Estate Done Right -- Your Quickest and Safest Path to Wealth
In investment real estate the quickest way to wealth is through owner financing, or lease optioning. So, let's take a look at one model transaction, involving the purchase and sale of two properties on lease-option contracts so you an apply it to your own investment real estate system.
How to Get Started in the Real Estate Game Fixing and Flipping Houses
If you're looking to get started investing in real estate by fixing and flipping houses, you'll want to know what to type of property to buy. Many real estate investors make millions turning ugly houses into dollhouses.
Termite and Moisture Damage Not Reported
I have done so many appraisals where I saw obvious damage that was not reported by the other inspectors. The first couple of times I thought it was just carelessness.
Home Equity or Debt Trap?
Are you using the equity from your home to purchase everyday things? This is a dangerous trend growing more popular every month as millions of Americans tap into the value of their home to fund a lifestyle.How many times have you heard the saying "Your home is the best investment you'll ever make"? How many times have you also heard that your home will be the most valuable asset you will ever own?Both of these are as true, if not truer, today than at any time in the past.
Home Inspections or Home Warranty?
Homebuyers are a curious lot. They routinely ask thought-provoking questions.
Choosing a Realtor
Purchasing a property, either as an investor or as a prospective homeowner can be one of the most exhilarating and frightening experiences of your life. In both situations it is imperative that you find just the right property at the right price.
Young Couple Buys Ranch with Government Money
Kirk and Tina Sczepanik had a dream. They wanted a ranch of their own.
Buying a Home - Dealing With Lender Letters
Most people who set out to buy a home, be it house, townhouse, condo, apartment, or mansion on a hill, know they need to have a lender letter in hand saying they are qualified for a loan. What most "civilians" (people not in the real estate business) don't realize is how much the value of a lender letter varies.
Investing In Land
Changing social trends point to a huge rise in demand for housing within the next twenty years.With an ageing population and more single people requiring accommodation, it comes as no surprise that the government has ordered planning authorities to find more land to develop, including areas of greenbelt.
How I Became a Real Estate Investor
Recently I closed on the sale of two homes. They were located about a mile apart and had comparable market values.
Eleven Questions to Ask in an Agent Interview
Questions Sellers Should Ask in Agent Interviews:1. Is your license in good standing?You can check an agent's certification yourself with your state's department of real estate.
FSBO: For Sale By Owners Chapter One
She reached the phone on its second ring. "This is Tami!" She confidently answered.
What Can I Realistically Earn In A Lease Purchase Business?
If you're looking at Lease Purchasing as a business, you'll obviously want to earn much more than the $20,000 per year in our "How To Give Yourself A $20,000/Year Raise Without Asking Your Boss" article. Let's review the numbers from that article: For every 100 calls Sue makes on For Sale By Owner property, she either speaks with or leaves messages for about 60%.
Purchasing Property With No Money Down: My Personal Experience
Have you ever seen those infomercials about buying houses with "No Money Down?" They are really well done. They have all kinds of people offering great testimonials about how they have gotten rich, buying rental properties, with absolutely no money out of their pocket.
Title Insurance - Examples of Problems and Advice
What is title insurance and why should any buyer get it when purchasing a home (single family, townhouse, condo, apartment, or whatever format your home purchase takes)? Doesn't the attorney or settlement company handling the closing see to it that you have a clear title? Isn't this just another way for someone to siphon a few coins off a real estate transaction?Title InsuranceTitle insurance prevents the property owner from suffering financial loss if, at any time during his ownership of the property, someone comes along who can show that they have full, or partial, ownership of the property instead. Every mortgage lender I'm aware of requires title insurance be purchased to cover the amount of the mortgage.
Real Estate Marketing, Do You Use Direct Mail?
Prospecting for leads is by far the most difficult part of being a Realtor or small business professional. In fact, lead development is by far the most expensive and time consuming aspect of your job.
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