Is Your Personal Website Working For You?

Real Estate Agent with HomeSeeker Center

Google Page RankingBy:  Don Sieb









If your primary goal for your personalized website to establish your creditability with clients, you don't need to do much more than making sure you are presented professionally.  It is likely the only people visiting your site are those who you contact and leave your business card with.

However, if you want to use your website to drive traffic and leads your way then the cookie cutting approach is not designed to accomplish this.

After years of developing real estate websites for myself, new developments and agents, I know firsthand the effort and knowledge it takes to make a real estate website successful. I have had so many people ask for help in designing a results drive website, that I have formed a sister business Results by Design Marketing.

Key Elements of a Well Designed Real Estate Website

One needs to remember the top use of a site visitor is to search for property.  If your website does not accomplish this you are not satisfying the number one need of consumers. 

The next critical function is to make sure the search engines can find you!  This requires a lot of knowledge, technical expertise and writing skills. 

Here are a few of the most recent real estate websites launced.

Starlite Crest
Lakeside at Wonderland
Homeseeker Center

If you are interest in tuning up your website to optimize site visitors or if you have listed a new community please contact me at 425-931-4665.


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Jimmy Katz
Wynd Realty & Katz Realty Group - Alpharetta, GA
"REAL Solutions for Real Estate!"

Hi Don.  I already have a beautiful site that I am very happy with, but on the top of my things to do list, is to find someone or a company that can help me get seen and generate referrals.  i have also purchased about 6 other domain names recently that i would like to funnel into my main site, as the key terms in the new domain names are great.  If you have any ideas or proposals, I would love to hear from you

James Katz 305.992.6750

Dec 15, 2010 04:29 AM
Don Sieb
HomeSeeker Center - Everett, WA

Hi James,

I would like to spend sometime with you to discuss opions and programs to help generate leads.  Do you have a time that works for you?


Dec 15, 2010 04:51 AM
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

My website is basically a resume.  It's a way for people to find out more about me based on what I write (my blog is linked to it).  Otherwise, I don't see it as the best tool for clients to search for homes.  They can get better information from Trulia or  As long as my site is up to date and reflects what I'm working on, it's doing exactly what it needs to.

Dec 15, 2010 10:21 AM
Don Sieb

My website as a resume


Thanks for your comment.  I see you fall into the category of those using your website to provide information about you and your services (Creditability).  While I agree that cleints can use a host to home search tools, some of the basic principles of a good website design are:

1.  Elinimate the need for a client to leave your site to get information they seek.  Content is king.

2.  One also gains the benefit of knowing who the potential buyer is and the property type and price rnge and location of homes they are looking for.  If a client is searching for homes on other website like Yahoo, Trulia, and other you loose the ability to gather important information which can be used to be better informed about a potential clients needs.


Dec 16, 2010 03:49 AM