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Using Websites for Real Estate Agents

Why Real Estate Agents are Rethinking Websites

For years real estate agents have relied on websites like Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com to brand themselves and to capture leads in the real estate industry. It made sense for agents to associate themselves with these syndicators because of their established reputation and the marketing budget that these companies have, just like it’s always made sense for home buyers to initially land on one of these websites to search for properties. But with recent updates with the MLS, more and more real estate agents are choosing to abandon these traditional practices in order to keep their customer base secure and use their marketing budget more effectively.

The properties in the Multiple Listing Service, or MLS, contain descriptions and photographs that belong to the agent who wrote the descriptions and took the photographs of the properties. Therefore, the listings displayed in the MLS are proprietary material that belongs to the local area’s Association of Realtors because they are the ones that publish the listings. For years the Association of Realtors has provided this data to Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com, allowing them to freely republish these listings under their corporate brand and then turn around and sell advertising space back to the realtor who owns the content in the first place. The data on these sites is not always accurate and the advertising costs continue to rise resulting in the cost per lead levels becoming not so cost effective.

This is how popular syndicators have been able to gain so much traction within the real estate industry. Websites like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com have access to any and all properties, which they list on their websites. When an agent’s properties are listed on these syndicated websites, the association goes directly back to the large entity, rather than to the actual real estate agent, unless the agent pays for ad space. As a result, real estate agents have shifted their marketing efforts in order to focus on direct association.

Agents desire to brand themselves as a leader in the industry – the go-to agent for your next home. In order to do so, real estate agents are having to put themselves out there in areas where they may not be so familiar. While syndication websites still retain some value, real estate agents are realizing the importance of listing their properties on their personal websites.

real estate web designA well planned website gives you the ability to individually brand yourself by providing a platform on which you can broadcast your personal message and express what makes you the go-to guru.

When an agent lists their properties on their personal website, they have the ability to capture potential buyers and/or sellers. Even more so, they are able to gain insight into shoppers’ browsing activity and interests. What is most important – real estate agents are able to generate a higher quality of leads which means more contracts closed!

Launching a website, especially in the real estate industry can be a complex process that can be quite a headache if not done properly. However, when you rely on a web developer that specializes in the industry, launching a website is a much more pleasant experience. Web developers are able to design user-friendly websites that attract and retain shopper engagement.

Ready to brand yourself but don’t know where to begin? Start by contacting one of the leaders in real estate web design.


Custom Web Design for Dr. Steve Wallace!

Dentist Web Design

Dr. Steve Wallace is a Periodontist and Implant Surgeon located in Wilmington, NC. When he and his staff came to Impact Media Solutions they were unhappy with not only their existing website, but the steps it took to make any changes to their website with their old web vendor. Impact Media worked with them to help facilitate a fresh new web presence, and adding responsive web design into the mix, so that their website fits to whatever device is accessing it. They are very happy with their new web design, and are already seeing better results in just a few days of it being live.

New Web Design for Alpha Mortgage in Wilmington, NC!

Impact Media has just launched a new Custom Web Design for Alpha Mortgage in Wilmington, NC. Their new website is a responsive web design which conforms to any device that attaches to it. Alpha Mortgage has been a client of Impact Media’s for over 6 years and in that time has used Impact Media to design 3 different versions of their website, and in addition to using us for their Internet Marketing, we have been their SEO (Search Engine Optimization) vendor as well ensuring that they are #1 on the search engines for their desired key terms. We encourage you to visit their new website and see the new user interface tools we are leveraging to make the user’s experience second to none.

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Impact Spotlight – Style Guru

Nicole Lewis

Lead Web Developer since 2007

nicoleAs the Lead Web Developer for Impact Media, Nicole’s role is to work in design as well as programming, which makes her very versatile as well as integral to every website that launches from Impact Media.

She has been with Impact Media for 7 years and in that time as gotten her stripes as a loyal and hardworking team member. Her abilities seem endless at time and works well under pressure with a BIG smile.

Nicole wants some pretty simple things out of like and that is spending time with family, going to the beach and playing pool.

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”Rumi

New Custom Web Design for CDB Corporation!

CDB Corporation is a global leader in aesthetic orthodontic bracket manufacturing. When they first came to Impact Media they were looking for more than just Web Design, they wanted a site that represented them internationally, and one that they could manage their many clients with easily. We developed a solution that would provide them with a Corporate look and feel while offering a client management system in the admin of their website. This was exactly what they were looking for and from a local Internet Marketing Firm.

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Custom Web Design for Mystic Elements

Custom Web Design is something we love to do @ Impact Media Solutions, so when Lorraine with Mystic Elements came to us and ask us create something unique that reflected her store and the services she offers we were very excited to take on her web project. Her web design is a large page format with subtle animation, while offering great information on her services and items in her store. We will be performing Internet Marketing & SEO on national level for the unique products she carries in her store as many of them are one of kind items. Please visit her website and let us know what you think:

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