I've always had a website or two (actually I own about 10) since I began in this business, and it's been frustrating at times because it seems that real estate technology providers often lag behind in innovation compared to other industries... And that leads us to the crappy template sites that nobody likes. My journey began with a linku template site in 2006 (the year I got into the business), and that lasted about 4 months. I still had not gotten indexed by google for any meaningful search terms, so I did some research and decided on an Agent Image site. It was great looking and I think the impression helped my business a little but after almost 2 years did not get any reliable search engine traffic. After a brief experiment with a typepad blog on the domain, I found it was pretty easy in that regard to get ranked for a term due to the inherant SEO benefits from blogging. In fact, another website I own was started as part experiment and part of a listing presentation and it gets great search engine traffic and has resulted in a couple of deals! It's a wordpress site that I have nothing more than the cost of hosting and some of my time into. In fact, newgearharthomes.com gets more search engine traffic than my main real estate domain jeremylinder.com. In fact the only downside to running a real estate website on a blog platform is the challenges of displaying listings and a IDX search. Both of those items can now be addressed using plugins if you have a wordpress site I'm told. I tried to get some increased function on my blog site to make it more real estate specific, but ran out of talent and patience and decided to explore other avenues. I had heard of Ubertor, and in fact had considered their platform about a year prior but never did jump in and try it out (it was dumb, they give you a month free) until recently. I signed up on a Saturday afternoon, and about 20 minutes later my phone rings and the owner of the company Steve Jagger was on the line to help me get going and answer any questions. Great service! The more I started to dig into the Ubertor platform the more excited I got. The functionality and ease of use is amazing, you must try it out! The added bonus to the great looking and highly functional site is that they are coded to be very SEO friendly. I confirmed this by using a tool call seo-browser that lets you see what a search engine bot sees. After adding some content and checking the results, it displayed almost identical to the same wordpress page I checked. I'm sure there are other differences that impact SEO but most sites don't come close to a wordpress in terms of search engine friendly.
I spend a lot of time in the evenings getting content written, and my new site configured. Take a look, and if you like what you see get one for yourself. You won't regret it.
**disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with Ubertor in any way, nor will I benefit from ya'll getting awesome sites from them**