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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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How Will You Attract Online Buyers If I List My Barrington Home With You. Every Agent Tells Me They Have a Web Site.
I understand your question because you are right, most if not all agents have a web site, whether it is provided by the company they work with or themselves. In today's real estate world agents need to have a web site but how well do they work? More importantly do they get visited and do they provide the visitors the information being sought.
My website has some aspects not often seen in others in the Barrington real estate market. Here's the information I hope will help you determine if my website is the place you would like to showcase your home on.
My website is all about the Barrington area. It is extremely well targeted to buyers and sellers of property in the 60010 zip code. My goal is to sell real estate in one market and be the expert here, not try to sell homes all over Chicago-land and profess to be the expert.
The site attracts over 1,500 unique visitors every month and they look at over 13,000 pages and homes. Visitors can find information on all the Barrington villages and even drill down to the subdivisions. The site is still a work in progress but our visitor count is growing monthly. Some might not consider these numbers to be high, but all these visitors only wanted to look at Barrington real estate. On average we are contacted by over 60 people a month looking for information about real estate in Barrington Illinois.
Our Barrington website ranks very well in the search engines for multiple search terms consumers use to find real estate in Barrington . For certain search terms we rank right at the very top, even beating some of the big names like Homes.com.
Here is a chart of 15 commonly searched for terms for Barrington real estate, just a sample I pulled today. On the right you can see that since I last pulled these searches we have held our position in Google. In fact we have over 1500 page one placements for related search terms just with Google.
I think I can proudly say my Barrington website is one of the most visited for Barrington real estate every day. It has taken a lot of hard work to provide information for Barrington buyers and sellers and we are now looking to expand by adding featured Barrington listings.
The first thing I will do is add your Barrington home as a featured property on this popular site. But our online presence does not stop at the site. Your home will also be announced on our Barrington Facebook business page and our following is growing. Of course we have several other online tools to get your home featured at the top of Google. The blog you are reading this post on is just one of them. Our Barrington site also has two blogs read by a lot of visitors. Your home will be announced as a new listing in both writing and also on our photo blog.
If you have any questions about our online presence, please ask, but in the meantime above is a graph of our page views in January 2011 to date-a slow month for real estate.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.