ActiveRain and WebsiteBox Contest: I Wish My Website Did This.......

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3 Things You Wish Your Website Could Do

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A new company recently launched at the Inman News Real Estate Connect Event in January. WebsiteBox is a simple solution for creating a website that gives you a complete web solution for a one-time payment of $99.

We talk a lot on ActiveRain about having an effective web solution for your business. A real estate agent needs a customized web solution which includes IDX, the process by which listings are fed to your website from your local MLS.

An effective IDX can be the difference between the success and failure of your online marketing efforts. Any agent who has been successful generating leads and business online will no doubt tell you that their IDX product was the central focus of their online marketing efforts.

One of the best parts of the new WebsiteBox offering (other than the fact that it's a one time payment of $99) is how they have taken the Apple model of 'apps' and applied it to a real estate website. Their vision is that if you want something for your website, you pay for it when you want it. You don't pay a recurring fee, for a huge application that has tons of add ons that you will never use. You get a site that has all the essentials including integrated MLS Search (IDX) and powerful CRM database, and if you want extra bells and whistles, you can pick and choose what those are.

WebsiteBox product offering

Tell Us What You'd Like Your Website to Do

So for our contest, we'd like to ask you, what things besides an integrated MLS/IDX search and powerful CRM would you like to have included on your website?

The team at WebsiteBox is building an IDX solution that fits the needs of real estate agents. They want to know what your needs are. Besides IDX and CRM, what would you want in the website of your dreams? Content written by professional copywriters? A responsive website that is mobile and tablet friendly? Designs created by professional graphic designers? The ability for people to register using their Facebook account?

Back when we were running our own brokerage, we'd come up with ideas every week that we wanted implemented into our IDX (our developers hated us, haha). We couldn't build in every idea, but the team at WebsiteBox is aiming to do just that. Give real estate agents the tools on their IDX that will help them generate more leads, convert more leads and close more transactions. That's the purpose of a great IDX. Those three things.

So tell us, what do you wish your website did? What would be that one killer tool that you wish your website offered?

The Challenge:

*Write a blog post that details 3 features or tools that you wish were included as a part of your website

*Include a link to this post, announcing the challenge, somewhere in the body of your post. (so other people reading your posts have a chance to participate)

*Once you have completed your post, leave a link to your post in the comment section of this post.

*We would love if you would consider following WebsiteBox on Facebook and on Twitter. They are very active on both social networks. In addition, if you do follow them on Twitter, and you send them a link to your post on Twitter (make sure to use @WebsiteBox) we will give you an extra 500 points.

*Posts must be submitted by Monday, February 25th at 11:59pm Pacific Time

The Prizes:

*Each submission will receive 1500 ActiveRain points. Points will be awarded in the week following the conclusion of the contest.

*Five winners will be picked at random to receive a FREE WebsiteBox account.

*Website Box may turn your idea into an app that is offered to all WebsiteBox users!

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Rainmaker
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Susan Jackson
America's Network Realty Group, Inc - Sandy Springs, GA

Website challenge, here is the link: http://actvra.in/RcK

Feb 25, 2013 12:38 PM #290
Ambassador
1,683,712
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Here is my entry: I Wish My Website Did This...

Feb 25, 2013 12:56 PM #291
Rainmaker
852,628
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale

I wish my website did everything! This is part of my wish list for the contest.

Thanks!!  http://actvra.in/RcN

 
Feb 25, 2013 01:07 PM #292
Rainmaker
3,482,016
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Here is our take, http://actvra.in/RcR, and this was tweeted.  A

 
Feb 25, 2013 01:30 PM #293
Rainmaker
1,673,282
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

Here is my link to your contest, better late than never. Click Here. I added the like on their Facebook & follow them on Twitter, just not sure how to add that to this commet section for the added points.

Feb 25, 2013 01:52 PM #294
Rainmaker
95,225
Tonya Jones
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Lithonia, GA
REALTORĀ®

Here is my entry and my wishes for a website.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3638736/i-wish-my-website-would-

 

Feb 25, 2013 02:13 PM #295
Rainmaker
116,838
Steve Queen
Bennett Realty Solutions - Bowie, MD
Chosen Realtor for Bowie And Laurel

Thanks for the contest! I have all intents to try Websitebox out...For $99 bucks its worth a try...

And I followed on Twitter...Thanks Again!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3638747/three-things-i-wished-my-website-would-do-

Feb 25, 2013 02:32 PM #296
Rainer
354,566
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates | Expert Advisor Home Services | eXp Realty, LLC - Roanoke, TX
-"When Experience Matters - The Agent You Need!"

Okay, made it just in time, just in the nick of time.  Here is my entry:  http://actvra.in/Rd6

Thank you ActiveRain and thank you Websitebox, can't wait to check out your product, would be really cool if I won one of the free websites you are giving away.

Feb 25, 2013 02:36 PM #297
Rainer
354,566
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates | Expert Advisor Home Services | eXp Realty, LLC - Roanoke, TX
-"When Experience Matters - The Agent You Need!"

Okay, got my Facebook Like done and my tweet done as well....

Feb 25, 2013 02:44 PM #298
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1,616,032
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

3 things I wish my site could do this is my entry.

Best wishes with your entry.

Feb 25, 2013 02:57 PM #299
Ambassador
2,600,143
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Last minute but still in time....Can You Make My Three Wishes Come True?



Feb 25, 2013 03:06 PM #300
Ambassador
3,641,256
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Okay, 50 minutes to go and I am done early(!) today....

Here's my entry as I like Websitebox on Facebook and follow on Twitter....

My Website Should do This...and That....

Feb 25, 2013 03:12 PM #301
Rainmaker
419,738
Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate

My Entry - Just in the nick of time

Heres what I WISH my website could do

Feb 25, 2013 03:21 PM #302
Rainer
149,003
George Lawson
Moreno Valley, CA

 

Again, what a fun contest! Here is my entry: http://actvra.in/Rd8

 

 

 

 

Feb 25, 2013 03:42 PM #303
Rainer
368,133
Erin Bates
CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services - Aurora, CO

Here is my entry - fingers crossed!

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3639134/what-do-i-wish-my-website-would-do-contest-entry 

 

Feb 26, 2013 12:53 AM #305
Rainmaker
162,037
Rachell Lara & A List Properties
eXp Realty / 619.316.7445 - San Diego, CA
A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts
I know it is late, I thought it was until the end of February. Regardless I think I will get my first site today. http://activerain.com/blogsview/3641827/my-3-webiste-wishes
Feb 27, 2013 11:54 PM #306
Ambassador
683,305
Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA
ActiveRain Ambassador

We just finished awarding points for everyone that participated. If you would like to see the winners of the drawing, you can check out the results of what you wished for as well as the winners in this blog post:

10 Things REALTORS® Wish Their Websites Could Do

Mar 05, 2013 05:31 AM #307
Rainmaker
89,999
Georgia Weaver
Weaver Realtors - Storm Lake, IA
A Promise Made is a Promise Kept! 712-291-0118

Can't wait to see what everyone has blogged to what they want on a website. I included the link to my entry. 

 

Ronnie and Georgia Weaver - BUY, SELL or BUILD

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3725419/what-i-would-love-to-have-in-a-website-check-out-the-ar-contest

May 13, 2013 04:29 AM #308
Anonymous
Albert Brown

Awesome!!! FREE WordPress Extension

I have checked another extension for WordPress in https://wordpress.org/plugins/real-estate-listing-realtyna-wpl/ which is for free. The support team also services excellent . I think it worth trying.
The product page is Wpl.realtyna.com and servicing page is http://support.realtyna.com/
They also have live chat support. So you will not lose anything.

Feb 12, 2015 07:28 PM #309
Anonymous
lady

I checked this linkand it was good.

Feb 12, 2015 08:07 PM #310
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