Which is better? A Top Producer or Go Daddy website?

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Hi everyone!

I am looking into creating a website through either Go Daddy or Top Producer.

If you have dealt with either company creating and hosting a website, would you mind sharing your experiences?

Top Producer charges more and I want to know if it is worth it.

Anything you can add regarding SEO would be helpful too.

Thanks!

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Rainer
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Eric Ristey
Erlandson Realty - West Salem, WI

I went with a independent local person, so if I had issues I can ring his doorbell. My first website was with a huge company, they said they were the 2nd largest in the world. Took almost a year, and 6 different techs, (as they would quit or get fired) to get my website finished.

Also you want to make sure they give you some type of content management system so you can add / delete properties/listings as you want, or you have to put in a work order days or weeks in advance, plus pay whatever their  hourly rate is for their time.

Good Luck, hope this helps.

Semper-Fi

Eric Ristey

wilandandhome.com

 

Mar 17, 2010 03:01 AM #1
Rainer
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Julia Stander
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, LLC - Clearwater, FL
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Clearwater

Todd, I went through a similar decision process. The challenge with GoDaddy is you will have to do a lot of the work yourself and in this business we don't have time to reinvent the wheel. I then purchased and Advanced Access website and was disappointed with the result and the service. I cancelled Advanced Access and now have a Top Producer site. As you consider establishing a website you need to consider the value of support and Top Producer support is stellar. They have excellent staff and were able to customize my site in several areas. The creation of pages is very easy and they have given excellent advice with regard to search engine optimization and the submission of my site to the search engines. I have to called them multiple times and each time I get a very patient and helpful person.  I highly recommend the Top Producer product. You can check out my site if you like at http://www.tampaproperty4u.com. Good luck! Julia

Mar 17, 2010 03:11 AM #2
Rainer
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Klaus Nicholson
ROSE ANNE ERICKSON REALTY, LLC. Columbus Ga, Ft Benning, - Columbus, GA
Realtor, Columbus Ga Homes, Fort Benning Homes

Coral Springs Fl.  Realtor

 

Hello Todd,

     I have bought several domain names from GoDaddy, I did not want to go through the building process and opted to go with Point2.  This is a template site and easy to set up.  Another site with Navica is also inexpensive and includes IDX.  Free sites at Bing and Google are simple one or two pages and re-direct to my IDX site.  If I change in the future it will be to REW.   Good Luck!

 

 

RealtorNick,  Columbus Ga Homes, Columbus Ga Real Estate, Columbus Ga Realtors

 

Mar 17, 2010 05:39 AM #3
Rainer
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Todd Mack
Coral Springs, FL
Property Manager Assistant

Thanks everyone!

Hey Klaus- what is REW?

Mar 17, 2010 07:05 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Rob Dalton
Waikoloa Vacation Rentals - Waikoloa, HI
Big Island Vacation Rental Guru

I have on in godaddy.  You can check it out at www.maunalaniterracerental.com.  It is pretty basic, but only took me about a hour to put together.  The SEO capabilities are pretty basic, but good enough if you are not planning on putting toget a huge SEO campaign.

Mar 21, 2010 06:40 PM #5
Rainer
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Todd Mack
Coral Springs, FL
Property Manager Assistant

Thanks Rob! What about your other site:

http://www.waikoloavacationrentals.com/

 

 

Mar 22, 2010 02:08 AM #6
Rainer
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Klaus Nicholson
ROSE ANNE ERICKSON REALTY, LLC. Columbus Ga, Ft Benning, - Columbus, GA
Realtor, Columbus Ga Homes, Fort Benning Homes
 

Coral Springs Fl.  Realtor

 

 Real Estate Webmasters, best SEO sites that I have run into.  Pricey but good.

 

 

RealtorNick,  Columbus Ga Homes, Columbus Ga Real Estate, Columbus Ga Realtors

Mar 30, 2010 02:57 AM #7
Rainer
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Todd Mack
Coral Springs, FL
Property Manager Assistant

Thanks Klaus! I will have to check into REW now!

Mar 30, 2010 02:53 PM #8
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Todd - Great post, as the comments have answered many questions that I have also had. 

Apr 17, 2010 03:59 PM #9
Rainer
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Todd Mack
Coral Springs, FL
Property Manager Assistant

Thanks Troy- let me know how everything works out for you.

I have yet to work with Top Producer. I went ahead and built a GoDaddy site.

Someone I know says TP is difficult to work with.

Apr 21, 2010 02:01 PM #10
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