My New Word Press Site

Real Estate Broker/Owner with McKinney Realty Group

My new Word Press site....

I told you all yesterday that I had been busy working on my new Word Press site.  When I get started on something I have complete “tunnel vision” until I get to an acceptable place to stop, and for me I have to go far! LOL


I have to tell you how excited that I am that I made my own custom header!! Who can I thank for that? Not sure that it is OK to let that cat out of his bag but Cindy “In Indy” husband gave me little tutorial on the how to....Thanks SO much, there is no stopping me now!!

I want you all to remember that this has just got started and I have lots to add, it is so a baby, but... Oh I just cant wait to share! Let me know what you think and any feed back, ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

Comments (45)

Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hi Mimi~ Looking good so far.  I'll check back when she's a "toddler".  Tee hee!

Feb 12, 2011 03:11 AM
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Looks great Melissa. I started one a few months ago but haven't written on it since getting hooked on AR. This is a reminder that I need to spend sopme quality time there as well. Yours looks really nice. There's no stopping you now!

Feb 12, 2011 03:11 AM
Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

I thought I had commented last night but maybe not.  What I am wondering for myself is whether I would have enough to write about for 2 blogs?  And what is the advantage to having a WP blog and an AR blog?

Feb 12, 2011 03:18 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

It looks great. You are on a roll.

Feb 12, 2011 04:23 AM
Maria Couto
RE/MAX Premier - Berkeley Heights, NJ
Realtor with "Results That "MOVE" You'

It's impressive Malissa, and visually eye catching, I think the header is great showing Fayetteville is for families, yet you can have the night out. I hope you will put out a tutorial too. Congratulations on your "tunnel vision".

Feb 12, 2011 05:04 AM
Joe Kenny
Realty Executive Midwest - Darien, IL
Better Than Your Average Joe

Hmmm I thought I was the first to post on it.  Oh well. looks great, good job.

Feb 12, 2011 05:16 AM
Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC

Andres~Thanks! It really wasn't hard at all and the more I work on it the more i "get" how Word Press works! You too!!

BLiz~ Thanks and I hope that listing appointment went well!

Glenn~ Boy I am sure that is keeping you busy!!

Pamela~Thanks! I like it (Point2) I have had that site for a couple of years now and it does generate leads for me.  The back end is very easy for editing and the ability to track leads is pretty cool also.  If you ever have any questions about it let me know and I will try to help!

Laura~ LOL I have to admit I did spend most of the day on it!

Cindy~Wish I had someone to do it for me...I wouldn't learn either! LOL He is the bomb!

Julissa~ Thanks!

Donna~ You always come up with the cutest stuff...toddler...LOL!

JoAnn~ I know making sure I spend the time needed there is another story...But I am going to give it a good go of it!

Christine~ I had to go back and look..LOL! But you know AR these days... Different platforms I guess different style, I had thought the same thing so instead of trying to figure that out I decided to do it and see what happens,,,I do better that way! I am going to try to do different content on each, we will see how this goes!


Maria~ Thanks! I am really happy about the header, as I do more I think they will even get better!

Joe~ You were the "first" to post on my Melissa page ~wink~

Feb 12, 2011 08:27 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Hi Melissa - Your new site is off to a good start. I really like the mix of photos in the header. One suggestion ... I don't see any contact info on the home page or your Melissa page. Maybe replace the calendar in the sidebar with your phone number, email address, and social media icons?

Feb 12, 2011 08:34 AM
Clark Cook
1st Choice Realty of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Marketing Homes For Sale In Fayetteville NC Area

Melissa I think you have done an excellent job with your content. I would however, suggest that you lighten up your wallpaper to be more consistent with the branding you already have with your other sites. It's really not a big deal since you do use the same colors, it's just the shift in contrast from light to dark on the word press blog.

Feb 12, 2011 11:08 AM
Cinnamon Wright
Wilmington Real Estate 4U 910.547.1446 - Wrightsville Beach, NC
Assistant to Tish Lloyd

Sorry, I can't be objective here.  I think it looks great and I am suitably impressed!

Feb 12, 2011 11:11 AM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Very nice site ma'am and I am sure that it will only get better as time goes on.

Feb 12, 2011 11:17 AM
Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Jealous, jealous -- that's me.  Had to lean because this is so important and you are doing such a kick butt job on getting the job done and getting the word out.  You are the girl . . .

Feb 12, 2011 11:55 AM
Lydie Ouellet Dickinson
Realty Executives Tri County, Bellingham MA - Bellingham, MA

OK. You convince me. I will check it out tomorrow... nice Sunday project! I will keep you posted!

Feb 12, 2011 02:56 PM
Joseph Cacciapaglia
BMC Capital - Houston, TX

Why do so many people on here also have a Wordpress blog?  I've been trying to figure out if I need one or not.

Feb 12, 2011 08:01 PM
Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate



Your Wordpress page looks real good. If only I could get mine to look like that. Maybe my daughters will give me some time to get tunnel vision

Feb 14, 2011 03:52 PM
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

Congratulatoins with your new wordpress site.  Good stuff!

Feb 19, 2011 12:11 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Did Cindy's husband help you with this AR header? I like it.

Feb 24, 2011 05:13 AM
Beth Larsen
RE/MAX Sedona - Sedona, AZ
Sedona Arizona

Very nice Melissa. I'm just getting my feet wet here in the Word Press group and really appreciate you sharing your experience. Still trying to figure it all out...

Mar 16, 2011 08:01 PM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Sweet header. I just searched "header tutorial" on AR to see if there's a good way to build one. I committed to having a new one by the end of the weekend. Any ideas?

Mar 29, 2011 11:12 AM
David Monsour
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Gettysburg, PA

Nice page.  It's fun to have the power to customize on wordpress.  I just keep adding to my page.  It's a nice platform.

Mar 31, 2011 10:00 AM

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