Monday, November 22, 2010

Websites and Technology

With so many cookie-cutter real estate websites out there, I thought I'd toot my own horn about mine, http://www.davidbarrhomes.com/.

There are a plethora of companies that provide website templates for Realtors, and a great majority employ them.  Out of a desire to save money and provide something unique, I designed and created my website myself.

I actually had to look outside the real estate arena for inspiration.  For example, the "leading" luxury real estate broker here provides an Open House page, but they include only their own in-house listings, and they don't provide a clickable map.  On my Open House page, I provide a list of ALL open houses in my service area, as well as an interactive Google map.

I also created a Just Listed page.  The cookie cutter sites and the big box brokers don't have this feature.

I've also jumped into the realm of mobile real estate.  I provide an iPhone/iPad app to search listings.  I've posted QR codes on my mobile page, where you can snap the code with your mobile phone camera to go directly to the app, or to my website URL.  I don't see this offered among many, if any, of my competitors.

If you're looking to sell your property, my technology edge will put your home in front of more buyers.  If you are buying real estate, the technology I use will keep you in easy, convenient contact and make sure you get timely information in a competitive market.

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