Sometimes you just want a web page out there in cyber space and you don't want to have to wait on your webmaster. You don't want another hourly fee. You want it to go live now and it would be nice if you could just add it yourself. And the content may not be right for your blog. Anyone can create a web page with google pages.
"Google Page Creator is a free tool that lets you create web pages right in your browser and publish them to the web with one click. There's no software to download and no web designer to hire. The pages you create are hosted on Google servers and are available at http://yoursitename.googlepages.com for the world to see." (excerpt from google)
My Test Page
I made this page in literally a couple of minutes. It was just as easy as writing a blog. It even uses the same kind of simple editor. They have a few simple looks to choose from and you can pull in some widgets. If you wanted to get fancy you could even buy a domain name to forward to it.
There are quite a few agents that I know that do not have web sites or want to do something quick and personal for a specific situation. I definitely think everyone should have a site, but sometimes things come up. So just in case you could use this to...
- Create a page for a listing
- Create a personalized report page to update a seller (extension of google docs idea from Bruno Roldan)
- Create a resume/bio page (great if you don't have a full web site yet)
- Create a basic web site for free and by yourself
- Create a page about a neighborhood
- Create a page for a homeowner's association
- Create pages just for fun about personal trips, family fun (that may not fit in on your business site)
Some googlepages I found in real estate: