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
635,599
Scott Fogleman
New Home Team 804-573-9592 - Richmond, VA
New Home Team

Wow, what a great price for a website and a great contest... count me in...

Jan 23, 2013 05:57 PM #1
Ambassador
2,338,003
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

What a great Contest, and a great Promotion for "WebsiteBox"!    Let me get to work; BBL.

Jan 23, 2013 06:42 PM #2
Rainmaker
789,474
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Sounds pretty darn cool!
Jan 23, 2013 06:51 PM #3
Rainmaker
2,429,866
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Sounds like a deal. I will have to put my thinking cap back on.

Jan 23, 2013 08:31 PM #4
Rainmaker
657,353
Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

I've been seeing the adverts for WebSiteBox here and other places, but never looked at it. Just $99 for a complete website, huh? OK, I'll play along...like they say about the lottery: ya gotta be in it, to win it!

Jan 23, 2013 08:37 PM #5
Rainmaker
657,353
Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

OK, here's our entry...be kind, I haven't had my coffee yet, and I'm grumpy! ;)

If You Build It, They Will Come...

We also followed WebSiteBox on Twitter and sent them a link to our post.

Jan 23, 2013 09:25 PM #6
Ambassador
1,948,138
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

I would have to check this out. .since I pay a lot more for mine. .. every single month!

Jan 23, 2013 09:56 PM #7
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Guys, Thanks for all the interest in our company and contest. We really look forward to hearing your great ideas!

 

 

Jan 23, 2013 10:31 PM #8
Rainmaker
1,757,927
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

This ought to be a great brainstorming session. We should all pay attention to these entries!

Jan 23, 2013 10:31 PM #9
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Pat & Wayne, Thanks for a great entry! There are some really good ideas in there that I think everyone should have a look at.

Jan 23, 2013 10:37 PM #10
Rainmaker
2,402,651
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Now this has promise and is useful to all concerned...Definitely room in this arena for change...thank you

Jan 23, 2013 11:35 PM #11
Ambassador
2,782,623
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Good to see a new and 'fresh' approach to agent websites.  I will check it out and enter the contest as I want to spruce up my site

Jan 24, 2013 12:39 AM #12
Rainmaker
1,280,111
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

AR ~ thank you! Simply stated, "YOU'RE THE BEST" and here's my best....http://activerain.com/blogsview/3598511/what-would-i-want-from-my-website-

Jan 24, 2013 02:05 AM #13
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Jon, Thanks for an awesome entry! I really liked your concept of making the website a "part of you". We also have a surprise for you. In your blog post you said:

"I think paying ($99) a month is more than reasonable and is an unbelievable deal, at that price, I want to know where to sign-up"

Well Jon, it's not $99 per month. You pay $99 just once for your site and it's yours for life. That means no monthly fees. 

You can sign up here https://secure.websitebox.com/signup.php 

Or you can wait till Feb-26th to find out if your blog entry is selected as a contest winner and get your site for free!

If you have any additional questions feel free to ask me. 

Thanks again for a great entry.

Jan 24, 2013 03:01 AM #14
Rainmaker
1,280,111
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Chad~ Okay, you had me amazed- now I am speechless............WOW! "And by the way"- I made the correction on my blog.... 

 

In ending my blog; I must say “Websitebox has captured my attention, I think paying ($99) a month "one time" is more than reasonable and is an unbelievable deal, at that price, “I want to know where to sign-up” In the competitive world of  real estate if you want to be successful you have to be smart, and there is no reason to be paying more then you have to for your website, but besides being savvy with expenses- to be successful you have to have the best website. The better your website is the better your business is- “and that’s powerful”  


Jan 24, 2013 03:10 AM #15
Rainmaker
802,874
Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

 I am soo in. In fact I am going to start working on it right now. And a chance to win a free site,CAN'T BEAT THAT. Thank you for this Contest.

Jan 24, 2013 03:10 AM #16
Rainmaker
302,265
Wayne L. Brown
Franklin Advantage Inc. - Alpine, CA

Great information.  Thanks for the advice and post.

Jan 24, 2013 03:17 AM #17
Rainmaker
571,618
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Sounds like some vendors will be rethinking their own marketing and product !!!   Love it !

Jan 24, 2013 03:51 AM #18
Ambassador
4,297,433
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

This will be a busy winter....we can earn business through all the contest and blogging activities as well as earn AR$, too! This will help me reach my goal of being on page #2 of AR roaster sooner...Thanks, Kerrie.

Jan 24, 2013 04:14 AM #19
Rainmaker
1,061,414
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I am goingto have to check this out.  Perhaps I will enter the contest...  I am also in the middle of redesigning my websites.

Jan 24, 2013 01:19 PM #20
Rainmaker
4,431,023
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the idea of $99 for a web site. I will check it out and submit a post for the contest.

Jan 24, 2013 09:46 PM #21
Rainmaker
4,431,023
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
Rainmaker
368,638
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330 - Enterprise, AL
email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846

Not sure how to forward a link - I don't use Twitter much! Here is c/p, if that helps. AND added as a favorite.

I'm going to take a SERIOUS look at your product this weekend. Thank you for the link on AR!

Jan 24, 2013 10:23 PM #23
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Gita, Thanks for your entry. I really like your idea of having articles featured on your website.

Jan 24, 2013 10:29 PM #24
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Travis, If you want the extra 500 points just follow us on Twitter, mention us in a Tweet @WebsiteBox and paste the link to your blog post within the same Tweet. 

Jan 24, 2013 10:36 PM #25
Rainmaker
412,178
Ann Nguyen
eXp Realty - Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
Wow...what a deal! I will have to check websitebox out and join the contest.
Jan 24, 2013 11:02 PM #26
Rainmaker
350,136
Pam Miller
Realty Associates - Friendswood, TX
Broker Associate - Pearland/Friendswood

I pay for several websites monthly#!$  I am going to check out Websitebox today!  I will join this contest too.

Jan 24, 2013 11:40 PM #27
Rainmaker
833,844
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

What a great contest and just for writing your idea's down you could get a free website, that is a win-win in my book, Thanks ActiveRain.

The Ultimate Website Builder for Your Company.

 

 

Jan 24, 2013 11:49 PM #28
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey David, Thanks for a great entry! I really found the points in your post to be quite insightful. Thanks for tweeting us as well. 

Jan 25, 2013 12:24 AM #29
Rainmaker
887,010
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

This is an awesome idea for a contest! I look forward to winning one of the free sites. However, at that price I am in already. I will have to go and think about all the possibilities in getting everything I would want on my site.

Jan 25, 2013 01:45 AM #30
Rainmaker
656,867
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

OK - I'll bite!  Here's my entry, and I'm going to do the Twitter thing to.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3600201/just-when-i-switch-website-providers-i-see-this-

Jan 25, 2013 02:47 AM #31
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Joetta, Thanks for your entry! You have some very unique ideas in there. I look forward to connecting with you on Twitter.

Jan 25, 2013 03:04 AM #32
Rainmaker
1,493,792
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Hmmm... I'm not an agent any more. Can I write a post outlining what I wish my clients' websites had?

Every now and then I run into an agent who needs a bio, needs better community pages, needs better content overall - but they're limited by the space allowed on the site they pay for every month. (In my mind that's wrong, wrong, wrong.)

I even wrote articles for one agent who could change her article content - but not the titles. All we could do was write a good article about the same topic as the lame article. (And many of those cookie-cutter sites come with articles that are beyond lame and into crippled.)

That said, I'm always looking for good, affordable solutions to suggest to agents who are just getting started and don't yet have websites.

Jan 25, 2013 03:56 AM #33
Rainmaker
809,827
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

AR:

Where do I start with my the things I want on my website.  Too many unfortunately. I am entering the contest.  thanks.

Jan 25, 2013 04:07 AM #34
Ambassador
634,339
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Innovation is the cornerstone of our country.  I did notice the ad for this company and I'm looking forward to participating in this contest.

Jan 25, 2013 04:23 AM #35
Rainmaker
863,476
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

What a great opportunity for us to let you know what we want in a website. Heading over to check out websitebox and joining the contest. Got to put my thinking caps, it would be nice to be a winner for a free account.

Jan 25, 2013 05:49 AM #36
Ambassador
684,548
Rob Lang
At Home Kansas Team Powered by Keller Williams Partners Inc / www.AskRobLang.com - Lawrence, KS
Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes

Here is my Lawrence Kansas Real Estate IDX Website entry.  I also tweeted on 

Jan 25, 2013 06:09 AM #37
Ambassador
3,981,597
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
This is one that will be fun to give my wish list.
Jan 25, 2013 06:09 AM #38
Rainer
61,739
Sharon Sanchez
Ace Home Realty - Carson, CA
Your Number "1" Source For Real Estate.

Sounds interesting and fun I might get involved.

Jan 25, 2013 07:19 AM #39
Rainer
237,488
Jay & Michelle Lieberman
Keller Williams World Class - Agoura Hills, CA
Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos

Great Idea!!.

CLICK HERE FOR MY SUBMISSION

Thanks for thinking of the agents!

Jan 25, 2013 09:31 AM #40
Rainer
159,661
Lee Alley
Pro Mobile Photo - Snohomish, WA
DIY Your Own Expert Smartphone Photography

Hmmm....  What if I were to get everything I ever wanted in a web site?  Then, if I still don't get enough leads to convert and close, who the heck can I blame?  

C'mon, WebSiteBox, "Break my day"...   (smile)

Well, anyway, here is my first step toward self-humiliation!

Jan 25, 2013 12:08 PM #41
Ambassador
852,833
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

I am going to have to think about this one...love the idea!

Jan 25, 2013 12:45 PM #42
Rainmaker
1,055,316
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes
Ambassador
3,947,376
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for sponsoring this, I always enjoy a good contest, and this sounds like a nice program to look into.

Jan 25, 2013 03:42 PM #44
Rainmaker
508,942
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Well,  I have been away for awhile, feeling much better...and ready to go.  This contest seems like a great idea to me, I am in.  Thanks for the opportunity

Jan 25, 2013 06:37 PM #45
Rainmaker
897,722
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

wow! sounds like a great contest I look forward to some great wish list ideas.

 Here's mine I might have missed the mark but all in good fun, right?

WebsiteBox Contest on ActiveRain - 3 Things You Wish Your Website Could Do...

Jan 25, 2013 07:47 PM #46
Rainer
1,756,848
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

I clicked on a got plans that cost X a month.  Where is the one time $99 plan?

Jan 25, 2013 07:57 PM #47
Ambassador
2,076,831
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I am going to be working on this one today and get it written. What a great idea, Bob!!!

Jan 25, 2013 09:32 PM #48
Ambassador
2,076,831
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
Rainmaker
1,718,299
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

I'd excited about WebsiteBox and find others' entries of great interest. Here's my entry, What I'd Like the New Kid on the Block To Do

Jan 25, 2013 11:31 PM #50
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Rob, Thanks for a great entry! One of your ideas that I really like is:

"I wish my IDX website would have well written monthly newsletter market articles based on the IDX stats that would be sent out automatically to my contacts to always keep me in the top of their mind as a local expert.  After all, if the contacts don't hear from me it becomes the old out of sight out of mind scenario."

Thanks for tweeting us. Nice screenshot, by the way. 

 

Jan 26, 2013 08:33 AM #51
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Joe & Michelle, Thanks for a great entry! The idea I really like from your entry is: 

"It would be interesting to get a feature on my site where leads, clients, lookers, etc could click a CALL ME NOW button which would automatically dial through to my cell phone directly from their computer, ipad, mobile phone, etc and get into immediate contact with me".

 

Jan 26, 2013 08:51 AM #52
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Lee, Thanks for a great entry! The idea I really like from your entry is:

"Adaptable to either a buyer-lead generation or seller-lead generation

 

Jan 26, 2013 08:54 AM #53
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Marte, You are more than welcome to enter our contest. 

Jan 26, 2013 08:57 AM #54
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Webster, You can find out about our $99 site here: 

http://www.websitebox.com/realtors/plans-pricing.php

If you scroll to the bottom you will notice it says "One time fee of $99". That means the price is $99, paid once, no monthly payments.

Jan 26, 2013 09:04 AM #55
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Bob, Thanks for a great entry! The idea I really like from your entry is: 

"Have ready made widgets for other social media platforms for clients to easily sign-up and find content and for us to be notified which platform they are signing in from, so we can keep in touch via-email or call them."

We are taking notes from every entry we get, so we know which apps you want to see in our app store. 

 

Jan 26, 2013 09:09 AM #56
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Sharon, Thanks for a great entry! The idea I really like from your entry is: 

"Customization features that allow the user to create a site that is as unique as the Realtor who is creating the site."

We understand that every Realtor is unique and their site should reflect their unique personality. 

Jan 26, 2013 09:14 AM #57
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Barbra-Jo, Thanks for an awesome entry. The idea that really stands out in your post is:

"I wish it was easy for me to insert code into my blog posts on my website to have links for specific searches!"

This is a really cool idea and is something we will definitely take into consideration, as we work away in our lab trying to make your ideas a reality. 

Thanks for tweeting us.
Jan 26, 2013 09:23 AM #58
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Lottie, Thanks for a great entry! The idea I really like in your post is:

"I'd like the ability to create flyers from a single-property web page, ones that could easily be sent to Craigs List, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc."

We are actually working on an app that can do this. I really like the graphic in your post. We want all our clients to be as happy as the smiley face in your graphic is.

Thanks for tweeting us. 

Jan 26, 2013 09:41 AM #59
Rainer
128,172
Erna Neal
The Viking Team, Realty - Winter Park, FL
A Knowledgable Central Florida Realtor

Hello Chad, here is my entry 3 Things I Wish My Web-site Could Do this is a fantastic contest. I'm enjoying reading the entries so far.

Jan 26, 2013 10:20 AM #60
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Glad to hear that you are enjoying the contest Erna. I am really enjoying reading all these entries too.  

Jan 26, 2013 10:34 AM #61
Rainmaker
2,643,073
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Here's my entry.

3 features that would be helpful for my website

I also tweeted it (and followed)

Jan 26, 2013 07:02 PM #62
Rainmaker
578,398
Paula Bradfield
Bradfield Ramsey Group - Salida, CO
Your Salida Colorado area Realtor Team

Here is my post...

Three things I wish my website would do.

Tweeting and following are next. Great idea to pick our brains!

Jan 26, 2013 09:57 PM #63
Rainmaker
396,150
Mark Brian
Silver Star Real Estate LLC - Anderson, SC
Anderson SC Realtor

Heck, you guys are not even in my area yet and I will play:

3 Things I Want My Website to Do

Really my 3 things are not wants. They are deal breakers!

And I will be tweeting it to my 14,000 followers several times and shared it to some private Facebook groups for real estate agents.

Jan 27, 2013 01:17 AM #64
Rainmaker
544,156
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

This has possibility written all over it. I'll write a blog about what I'd want in a site, and hopefully I'll win one to try it out.

 

Jan 27, 2013 03:15 AM #65
Rainmaker
77,377
Joan Defenbaugh
Keller Williams Capital Partners Worthington & Northwest Columbus - Columbus, OH
REALTOR® Defenbaugh TEAM

No IDX in my area yet. Pass for now :)

 

Jan 27, 2013 08:21 AM #66
Rainer
215,142
agencyone #1 Brokerage
AgencyOne - Bellevue, WA
Innovative Professionals
Rainmaker
329,816
Mahesh Mike Patel
First Team Real Estate - Anaheim Hills, CA
Call Me And Consider It Done!

Thanks for the contest.

This is a very timely contest as I am updating and editing my 2 websites, that I just switched to wordpress sites.

Here is my entry:

3 Things I would like to change on my website.

 

Jan 27, 2013 08:52 AM #68
Rainmaker
706,214
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Here is my entry. Had a website before but it proved worthless. They said many things but none really happened

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3602941/activerain-and-websitebox-contest-i-wish-my-website-did-this-

Jan 27, 2013 01:35 PM #69
Rainer
152,157
EKO KUNTJORO
remax noc - Yorba Linda, CA

I would like my website to be able to do or have a widget that a client can click on:

1. Show new listings(1/2 day new) and recently sold properties (1-2 weeks old) in the area that I am covering.

2. Show the history of the city with school bounderies and crime report.

3. Housing news that contain: current interst rate and compare the price of home vs the whole county.

Jan 27, 2013 04:44 PM #70
Rainmaker
372,920
John F Muscarella
RIVER FARM PROPERTIES, LLC - Venice, FL
Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast

Here is my 3 items for a wish list on a great website for agents.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3603094/3-features-i-would-like-to-see-im-my-website-

Jan 27, 2013 07:53 PM #71
Rainmaker
38,381
Curt Darragh
Legacy Land & Homes, LLC - Poughkeepsie, NY
Real Estate Broker

So here is my post http://activerain.com/blogsview/3603205/websitebox-contest

 

This is a real win-win for me, since I just signed up for a websitebox site I get to put my 2 cents and even better get a chance for a free site, love it!

Jan 27, 2013 10:32 PM #72
Rainmaker
41,996
Thomas Staples
La Rosa Realty - Ocoee, FL
(407) 476-4993

I like websitebox. It has a nice clean UI. Of course the price is fantastic. 

My suggestion would be to have facebook apps that are just like your website product. I want my leads & clients to be able to do home search and check recently sold properties in their neighborhood on my fan page without having to leave facebook! Other needed features would be CRM, saved properties, sharing via social media, neighborhood reports, school reports, and lead/like capture.

I have researched this need in depth and only a few companies (read: minimal competition) provide this service to real estate agents. Only one of these companies has the UI capabilities that the Websitebox team possesses but their pricing structure and commitments are out of date. 

I think your company could really make an impact in this space!

Jan 27, 2013 11:31 PM #73
Rainmaker
74,983
Ricky Cain
The Cain Team - Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX

What's AWESOME about this company is that they will actually listen to all of these responses and add the features people want.  They are all about helping Realtors take their business to the next level, and that's why I will be in business with them for the next 25 years.  This year's web strategy for our team includes having 10 Websitebox sites producing quality leads every day.  I couldn't be happier with this company's desire to get things right and to always be ahead of the technology curve!

Jan 28, 2013 12:43 AM #74
Rainmaker
635,272
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Great idea, this Website Box! I like the idea of buying an app that works and not having monthly fees. 

Jan 28, 2013 01:59 AM #75
Rainmaker
108,637
Larry Costa
Century 21 Classic Gold, Carver MA - Carver, MA
Realtor, Carver MA Real Estate

Could this really be a real estate webiste that makes sense? Will be looking into further!

Jan 28, 2013 02:08 AM #76
Rainmaker
120,440
Sean Williams
AcklesWilliams of Semonin Realtors - Louisville, KY
Your Louisville Realtor

Here's my post!! Currently have a website provider but am shopping for something that suites my needs a little better at a better price!

3 Things I Wish My Website Could Do

Jan 28, 2013 02:11 AM #77
Rainer
11,300
Wendy Harpp
Century 21 Birchwood Realty Inc - Cape Coral, FL
Wendy Harpp

I know that my entry may seem rather basic to some agents, but simpily I WANT AND NEED a site that is user friendly for me as well as the client doing the research. Professionally I need my site to be a one stop shop for me. I don't want to have multiple sites that I have to use for different aspects of my business. I want all the features available to me on my site. contract management, leads, referals, IDX, great tech support, etc.

As for the customer end I want my customers and clients to be able to easily naviagate the pages. Search with ease and save their favorites and get auto updates on anything they have saved. 

Jan 28, 2013 02:57 AM #78
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Ricky, Thanks for all your support. Your sites look great by the way.

Guys make sure you check out Ricky's sites, which he created using WebsiteBox. 

cainsellsaustin.com

hotaustincondos.com 

 

Jan 28, 2013 03:07 AM #79
Rainmaker
1,444,353
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Awesome contest, and thanks for blasting this one out in the email.  I'm going to give it a shot.  I'll be back.

Jan 28, 2013 03:43 AM #80
Rainmaker
1,109,544
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Here's are my three things I wish my website could do.  Tough to limit it to only three! http://actvra.in/PXH

 
Jan 28, 2013 04:57 AM #81
Rainmaker
108,637
Larry Costa
Century 21 Classic Gold, Carver MA - Carver, MA
Realtor, Carver MA Real Estate

Great contest, here's my entry:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3604037/the-perfect-real-estate-website

Could have listed many more though. I'm looking to condense my sites, not sure if yours can do what I want but checking into. Thanks!

Jan 28, 2013 05:41 AM #82
Rainmaker
2,262,650
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Here is my entry: I Wish My Website Did This.  I also followed on FB and tweeted per the instructions above.

Jan 28, 2013 05:56 AM #83
Rainmaker
1,728,458
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Great contest ...Here's my Entry! Thanks!

You can never stop trying to get better! I also Tweeted and FB as requested!

Jan 28, 2013 06:46 AM #84
Rainmaker
648,592
Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Here is my entry, diddo on the FB and Tweet. I wish my website did this.

Jan 28, 2013 07:55 AM #85
Rainmaker
248,806
Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Tijuana Coastal, Ensenada, BAJA
Remax Baja Realty - Chula Vista, CA
Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
Will it Work for web pages from the Point2 system Www.point2homes.com is the system, where we get the pages. Our website is www.bajainvestment.com , and it runs on Point2Homes. Thx Gustavo.
Jan 28, 2013 10:07 AM #86
Rainer
123,068
Lanise Warrior-Johnson
Real Estate Brokers Services, Inc. - Compton, CA
Real Estate Specialist

Here is my contest submittal, a blog called "I wish, I wish, I wish".  I also Liked the WebsiteBox page on Facebook & am following WebsiteBox on Twitter.  Follow me back @LaniseLBC

Jan 28, 2013 11:22 AM #87
Rainer
123,068
Lanise Warrior-Johnson
Real Estate Brokers Services, Inc. - Compton, CA
Real Estate Specialist

OOPS!  I forgot to add the link!!  http://activerain.com/blogsview/3602938/i-wish-i-wish-i-wish-

Jan 28, 2013 11:22 AM #88
Rainmaker
113,495
Kimberly Thurm
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff, Naperville, IL - Naperville, IL
Broker / Relocation Consultant ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR

Hmmmm, this sounds familar.  I was just emailing this very topic to someone last week....  It is going to be hard to narrow it down to just three!  I'll be back...

Jan 28, 2013 12:33 PM #89
Ambassador
1,646,918
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
Well what a great idea to actually have a vendor who will listen instead of just giving you what they think you should have.
Jan 28, 2013 12:49 PM #90
Rainmaker
218,647
Judy Orr
HomeSmart Realty Group - Orland Park, IL
SW & Near West Chicago suburbs

I "liked" websitebox on Facebook, followed on Twitter & sent a tweet with my url.  I checked out your website just the other day, before I saw this challenge. 

Here's my entry for My Perfect Website Would Have... 

Jan 28, 2013 04:03 PM #91
Rainmaker
318,966
Tamara Inzunza
RE/MAX Executives - Alexandria, VA
Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living

Like a kid at Christmas time, it's fun making a wish list!  Here is my entry:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3604728/land-here-search-here-register-here-buy-here-my-website-wish-list?share_opt=1

 

Also, liked on Facebook and Tweeted.  Please like my business page and follow me back at /MovingToNova.

Jan 28, 2013 07:31 PM #92
Rainmaker
1,728,458
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Great Contest ...Here's my 2nd chance of posting ...the first one I did copied Anita's post ...dont know how, but here we go!

Win a free Website ...my 3 wishes!

Thanks! ...I also went by FB and Tweeted

Rob

Jan 28, 2013 09:09 PM #93
Rainmaker
2,701,697
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Another fun contest - this one will have a lot of entries!

Jan 28, 2013 09:31 PM #94
Rainmaker
1,473,348
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

This is a great contest, thanks for putting it together. Here's my entry I wish my Website Did this I've also liked WebsiteBox on FB and following on Twitter.

Jan 28, 2013 10:27 PM #95
Ambassador
1,339,797
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Hey, AR/WebsiteBox~

Here's my 3cents' worth!

 

Jan 29, 2013 12:24 AM #96
Rainer
234,647
David Grbich
Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Really looking forward to seeing the WebsiteBox solution roll out - here is my submission for the 3 Things I Wish My Website Did - Regards Dave

Jan 29, 2013 12:47 AM #97
Rainmaker
3,735,570
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
Rainmaker
1,377,119
P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy
Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley - Gilroy, CA
San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!

I "liked" websitebox on Facebook, followed on Twitter & sent a tweet with my url.  I'm going to check out your website now!

I keep rubbing the lamp but the Jeanie has yet to grant me my wish….

All the best for 2013!

Jan 29, 2013 01:48 AM #99
Rainmaker
71,000
Sherry Laursen
Remax Premier Group - Wesley Chapel, FL
MAKING YOUR REAL ESTATE DREAMS A REALITY
Here's my post to the contest. Also wondering if we sign up now and you do some of these updates in March. Will current subscribers get the updates or will there be extra charges? http://activerain.com/blogsview/3605270/the-3-things-i-wish-my-website-would-do (sorry, I don't know how to make it highlight :( )
Jan 29, 2013 02:31 AM #100
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Sherry,

If we do turn an idea into reality, it will be offered as an app in our app store. There will not be any extra charges for the website you initially signed up for. You can purchase the app if you want to, but we will never go back on our promise of giving you a website for $99. No monthly fees, no surprises. 

 

Jan 29, 2013 02:56 AM #101
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Guys thanks for your amazing entries! They all have great ideas and I think everyone on AR should have a look at them. I stopped posting your ideas in the contest thread because I don't want to ruin the surprise that a reader gets when they find an idea that wows them.

Keep up the good work and keep the entries coming. Remember: 

Five winners will be picked at random to receive a FREE Website!

There is still plenty of time till our contest deadline.

Submit your entry today (or whenever works for you).  

After all this contest is about you. 

Jan 29, 2013 03:10 AM #102
Rainmaker
1,493,792
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

First - Thanks, Chad, for allowing me to participate even though I'm a writer, not an agent.

My post may not exactly follow what you had in mind, but I wanted to get these thoughts in front of the program creators because new agents have to start somewhere. When you're new, you don't know what apps you need - and the technologically challenged don't even know what you mean when you say "apps."

So, hare are my 3 Wishes for My Client's Websites.

Jan 29, 2013 03:17 AM #103
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Thanks for your entry Marte. Do you think add-ons is a better term for those who don't know what apps are?

I really like the fact that your entry contains general ideas. We are trying to figure out what real estate agents need from their website. This includes specific features on the site, as well as overall concepts agents would like to see from their website providers. You have some great ones in your post but I am not going to give them away here.

AR members should read your post to find out what they are :)

Jan 29, 2013 04:27 AM #104
Rainmaker
99,496
Jackie Hillen
Melson Realty - Porterville, CA
Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088

Thanks for allowing us to think outside the box on this one.  I've had my website so long, I never stopped to think what I wish the site had, I just continue to pay monthly and not really think about it.

 

Here is my contest link: 3 Things I Wish My Website Could Do

 

I have also completed the Twitter and Facebook request.  Thank you. 

Jan 29, 2013 05:05 AM #105
Ambassador
902,883
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

I'm excited about this contest- and checking out WebsiteBox... I am in the market for re-doing my website RIGHT NOW!

Sounds like a great concept- now we'll see if it looks like what I want my website to look like. :-)  K

Jan 29, 2013 06:05 AM #106
Rainmaker
2,346,102
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

My entry, have fun with this one:

I Wish My Website Did This...............

Jan 29, 2013 07:12 AM #107
Rainmaker
611,091
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening ... here is my entry.  I hope Websitebox can help!!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3606035/3-things-i-wish-that-my-website-could-do-

 I also tweeted my post to Websitebox.

Thank you!

Jan 29, 2013 09:29 AM #108
Rainmaker
504,688
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Websitesitebox, here's my 3 things and thanks for the opportunity to join in.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3606117/3-things-i-wish-for-teral-s-website

Jan 29, 2013 10:45 AM #109
Rainmaker
1,034,266
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370
Jan 29, 2013 10:45 AM #110
Ambassador
634,339
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

This was great and probably the most mental exercise I've given the website in a while. 

 Here's What I Wish My Website Did.

Jan 29, 2013 01:21 PM #111
Rainer
75,015
Alchemy Real Estate Group Seattle Real Estate
Alchemy Real Estate Group - Seattle, WA
Represent Seattle's Builders & Intelligent Clients

I wish our website did lots.  We are always working on our site and currently in the middle of a website remodel at www.AlchemyRealEstate.com  Looking for some HELP  http://activerain.com/blogsview/3606296/5-things-i-wish-our-website-did?share_opt=1

Jan 29, 2013 02:09 PM #112
Rainmaker
916,935
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

I wish my website had the ability to capture mortgage leads to feed to my mortgage professional. I already capture leads for homes, but a lot of people use the mortgage calculator, but the one I use doesn't capture any customer information.

My Post

Jan 29, 2013 08:41 PM #113
Rainer
185,563
Patti Lyles
Century 21 Showcase, REALTORS® - Santa Cruz, CA
DIVORCE, SHORT SALE, FORECLOSURE SPECIALIST

I had fun with this contest. Wishlist contest sure made me double think the value of my site. I have really spent a lot of money with my website developer.

Here is the post URL

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3606659/3-things-i-wish-my-website-could-do-a-contest-sponsored-by-websitebox-com-

Jan 29, 2013 11:44 PM #114
Rainmaker
267,515
Paula McDaniel
The Paula McDaniel Group with Real Estate Partners Chattanooga LLC - Chattanooga, TN
Voted Best of the Best Chattanooga Realtor 9 Years

Thanks for posting this contest. I just made a lot of notes on how I would like to improve my website. 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3606975/3-things-i-wish-my-website-could-do

http://actvra.in/Q5c

 
Jan 30, 2013 02:04 AM #115
Rainmaker
802,874
Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Here is my entry for this contest. I havent had the chance to get to it. But I was able to work on it today. So here it is. http://actvra.in/Q5G

Jan 30, 2013 05:34 AM #116
Ambassador
1,041,170
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Here is my entry, now off to tweet and fb and whatever. Thank you! Now... off to check the new product!

What I really, really, seriously want from my websites

Jan 30, 2013 11:15 AM #117
Rainer
27,331
Ash Swayne
Swayne Real Estate Group, LLC - West Chester, PA
Jan 30, 2013 11:22 AM #118
Rainmaker
445,951
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

Congratulations on Acquiring REALTYSOFT!  I am now following you on Twitter and Facebook.  Here is my entry for this contest 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3607917/3-things-i-wish-my-website-to-have?share_opt=1

With this type of offering, I hope you stay in business FOREVER!  This is a DREAM, that sounds too good to be true.  Where's the catch?  You have enough capital to cover the cost of data storage?  Haven't signed up yet, but will very very soon.

Jan 30, 2013 10:17 PM #119
Rainmaker
38,381
Curt Darragh
Legacy Land & Homes, LLC - Poughkeepsie, NY
Real Estate Broker

Already posted my wants on here, but wanted to let everyone know my websitebox site is now live so stop by and take a look. Let us know what you think

 

www.LegacyLandandHomes.com

Jan 30, 2013 10:59 PM #120
Rainmaker
218,647
Judy Orr
HomeSmart Realty Group - Orland Park, IL
SW & Near West Chicago suburbs

Looks good Curt (#121)!  I was hoping you'd share.  I love the Featured Communities set-up.

A big question I have is if we could make that header photo smaller (shorter).  That's the only thing that bothers me about the templates, the header makes the content below the fold on my average sized laptop screen.  Also, can you add more photos to it that rotate?  I saw that on some of the templates.  

I did some searches from the home page but it kept saying 0 - looks like you have to put in a minimum price.  On most searches you can leave that and just put in max price.  For instance, I searched Poughkeepsie and got 0 searching up to $1 million (residential detached, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths).  When I put "Under 100K to 1 M I got 1 listing and I know there are more than that because I saw them on the Poughkeepsie Homes link under What's For Sale.  Same with Fishkill.  You might want to check that.  I also prefer a dropdown for the city list.  Also, can you force registration?

One last suggestion, the grey font on that dark rose background is hard to read, and I have my reading glasses on.  Otherwise looks pretty clean and easy to navigate.  Best of luck with it!  

Jan 31, 2013 12:57 AM #121
Rainer
33,158
Michael Wilson
The Wilson Team - Keller Williams - Ashburn, VA
NoVa Real Estate

Following on Twitter ... and posted with @websitebox ... lots of good activity there!

Here's my entry:
http://activerain.com/blogsview/3608227/top-3-things-i-wish-my-website-could-do


I started checking out Websitebox.com myself and looking at other's sites too (Thanks for the link Curt)

Jan 31, 2013 02:05 AM #122
Rainer
53,998
Linda Calhoun
Calhoun Real Estate - Red River, NM
Selling Red River since 1962!

Here's my entry.  I am going to follow on Twitter and like on Facebook.  I don't know how to post with @websitebox.  Hopefully after I go there it will be easy.

I looked at Websitebox.com last night and will probably be signing up for a free trial.

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3608840/3-things-i-wish-my-website-could-do

Jan 31, 2013 07:39 AM #123
Rainmaker
655,823
Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

I like this and quite frankly deleting all the crazy money I have been spending month after month for something that's not working! I am up for the challenge!

Jan 31, 2013 05:10 PM #124
Rainmaker
445,951
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

Aloha Chad, My friend told me to ask:

What is their 'Value Proposition'?  
Is the IDX connection LIVE or SYNDICATED? 

Jan 31, 2013 11:50 PM #125
Rainmaker
270,136
Marjorie Taylor
Riverside Homes - Saint Augustine, FL
New Homes in St. Augustine Florida

I forgot to mention that I want it all with free hosting!  

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3609562/three-things-i-wish-my-new-website-would-do

Feb 01, 2013 12:26 AM #126
Rainmaker
38,381
Curt Darragh
Legacy Land & Homes, LLC - Poughkeepsie, NY
Real Estate Broker

@Judy, thanks for taking a look. I agree, I wish the banner/header photo could be smaller so I get more above the fold. You can change the photo and yes you can use multiple photos but I haven't been able to use one that's more narrow. I'll take a look at the search function. Was working ok when I went live but I'll double check. May be an issue with what the defaults are (does it default to attached single family or land, etc..). Thanks for the heads up. Funny you mention the color combo, I already changed it. I liked having the color similar to my logo, but it just didn't work with the layout. If you go back and refresh it should look better now. 

Thanks!

Feb 01, 2013 12:30 AM #127
Rainmaker
218,647
Judy Orr
HomeSmart Realty Group - Orland Park, IL
SW & Near West Chicago suburbs

Hey Curt (#121 & #128)- the new color scheme not only is much more readable, it made the entire site look so much more clean and professional!    So there isn't a way to make the header pics smaller - that stinks although I have to admit I've been checking out some new vendors and it seems that these large headers are the trend right now - not sure why.

One question I still have is can you force registration when people are searching?

Feb 01, 2013 12:44 AM #128
Rainer
53,998
Linda Calhoun
Calhoun Real Estate - Red River, NM
Selling Red River since 1962!

Has anyone had comments about the big picture at the top that shows up on all the pages?  When you go to a different page, you have to scroll down to see new content.

Feb 01, 2013 01:28 AM #129
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Bruce,

We use a RETS feed for our IDX. It is updated once a day but we are planning to increase this to 3 times a day.

Our value proposition is: We provide Realtors with an affordable visually attractive website that is perfect for agents, teams and offices and for creating specialty realtor websites. We give Realtors all the tools they need to be successful online and offer add-ons and optional features on a low pay only what you need basis. 

You can find more information regarding our value proposition here:

http://www.websitebox.com/about.php

 

Feb 01, 2013 01:55 AM #130
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Curt, Linda & Judy,

Here are the answers to your questions. With regards to the header you have 3 options:

1) Each template has a different header size. So you can choose the template which looks best to you. Keep in mind that you can change your site's template at any time.

2) You can select a different image or video for the header for each page on your site. For example you can have your city's skyline on the home page and a picture of people shaking hands on your buyers page. Check out www.traviscountryonline.com to see this example at work. 

3) You can remove the header image from your site all together. 

You will be able to force registration on your site, this feature will be available to WebsiteBox clients by the end of the month. You will have 4 options to force registration:

1) You can force registration by number of property searches, for example after 3 searches a user will see a pop-up telling them they have to register to do more searches.

2) You can force registration by property views, so they can search as many times as they like but they will only be able to view a certain amount of houses until they get a pop-up forcing them to register.

3) You can completely restrict visitors from accessing your IDX until they register.

4) You can also disable forced registration and allow clients to register at their own will.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

 

Feb 01, 2013 02:25 AM #131
Rainer
249,109
Bill Pohl
Tetra Homes, Inc. - Loveland, OH

Great contest. Here is my entry;

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3609990/three-things-i-wish-my-website-would-do

The websitebox looks like a great step forward in the collection of a single platform

 

Feb 01, 2013 04:35 AM #132
Rainmaker
692,745
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
Feb 01, 2013 10:04 AM #133
Ambassador
1,587,910
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Division Specialist
Rainmaker
863,476
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Here is my entry: In a perfect world, my website would have the following...

I am also following websitebox on Facebook and Twitter. Just tweeted you a link of my post.  Great contest. Hope you get lots of ideas as to what realtors wants on their website.

Feb 01, 2013 01:25 PM #135
Rainmaker
635,599
Scott Fogleman
New Home Team 804-573-9592 - Richmond, VA
New Home Team

Websitebox and Chad- I look forward to learning more about your product. Here is my entry I wish I had this.... which was already tweeted to you...

Feb 01, 2013 06:18 PM #136
Rainer
89,232
Kim Burton
Re/Max of Gettysburg - New Oxford, PA

I need to get my thoughts together and check out others sites to figure out my perfect website but yes i will be participating!

Feb 01, 2013 08:03 PM #137
Rainmaker
2,429,866
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
Rainmaker
183,159
Stella Barbour
NoVa Brokers LLC - Vienna, VA
Principal Broker, Serving Virginia and Maryland

Here is my entry: 

 http://actvra.in/Qcd

 http://novabrokersllc.com/post/3610665/the-top-three-things-i-want-my-website-to-do-

Feb 01, 2013 10:25 PM #139
Rainmaker
66,046
Frank Free
Lake Realty - Cornelius, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate since 1992
Feb 01, 2013 10:40 PM #140
Rainmaker
1,820,646
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

My entry is here:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3611301/three-things-i-wish-my-website-did

Glad to add to the mix!  Twitter too!

Feb 02, 2013 08:03 PM #141
Rainmaker
3,087,910
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
Feb 02, 2013 08:37 PM #142
Rainer
145,145
Jeanne Kozak
RE/MAX In Action - Martinsburg, WV
REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA

Here is my wish list!

WebsiteBox Contest Entry

Thanks for doing this contest. There are some great ideas here and I hope they will help you build a better website for us. That is what Active Rain is all about...working together and helping each other so we can all have successful businesses.

Good Luck!

Feb 03, 2013 01:00 AM #143
Rainmaker
508,942
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Here is my Entry for the ARand WebsiteBox Contest:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3611683/my-ideal-website

I have also Liked you on FB, Followed you on Twitter and send you a copy of the Link to my Post that is posted on Twitter

 

Feb 03, 2013 05:43 AM #144
Ambassador
1,484,604
Jim Crawford
Crye-Leike REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

You got my interest because I am constantly designing websites and WordPress Blogs, and I've been on the web since 1995.  Here is my entry! http://activerain.com/blogsview/3611841/activerain-websitebox-idx-wish-list-contest-idx-wish-list-contest

http://twitter.com/AtlantaRealty/status/298466879092187137

 

Feb 03, 2013 10:16 AM #145
Rainer
41,733
Dana Casey
Bridge Realty Inc. - Forest Lake, MN
Twin Cities

Great approach to building an improved set of tools. My list includes: Portability of data, high web speed for consumer use and robust activity series tools.

Feb 04, 2013 01:38 AM #146
Rainmaker
531,301
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Chad ~>

Well looks like I liked, followed, tweeted and more for this contest. Best of luck to the random winners!

My imagination is wild and I love it!

Feb 04, 2013 04:04 AM #147
Rainer
27,028
Lisa Bartlett
HomeSmart Real Estate - Peoria, AZ

Here is my blog post for the Challenge:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3613125/websitebox-challenge-my-wish-list

 

I also asked for people to let me know what visitors to their website find most valuable.  I hope I get some comments for sure! 

Have a fab day everyone!

Feb 04, 2013 07:01 AM #148
Rainmaker
4,795,887
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate
Rainer
26,267
Barbara Korabel
Four Seasons Realty Group - New Paltz, NY
Last Name Like Champagne

I wish my website talked!                      http://actvra.in/Qlj

 

 

 

Barbara Korabel Broker/Owner

Four Seasons Realty Group

http://www.four-seasons-realty.com

Barbara Cocoran's "Favorite Broker" http://barbaracorcoran.com/brokers/

Feb 05, 2013 06:13 AM #150
Rainmaker
596,405
Jeana Cowie
RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Paramus, NJ
Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES

The 3 things I wish my website did are found in my contest entry which was also tweeted to @WebsiteBox: http://actvra.in/Qlw

Feb 05, 2013 07:44 AM #151
Rainer
145,145
Jeanne Kozak
RE/MAX In Action - Martinsburg, WV
REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA

YooHoo! WebsiteBox Person! Are You In There? You are getting very sleepy...tick tock, watch my finger, like Jayne on  The Mentalist...you should give a website to this fabulous agent that really wants to try it out. OK, wake up now! Congratulations!  My entry is already in!

Feb 05, 2013 08:32 AM #152
Rainer
41,733
Dana Casey
Bridge Realty Inc. - Forest Lake, MN
Twin Cities

After signing up for Websitebox, I have a suggestion for what I would like out of your product and rather than three suggestions, I will make one.  For a company not to roll out a product when it is far from ready.  Next spring guys, you have too many bugs to resolve for me to try to make this a solution for the 2013 market.  Have two weeks into support tickets and partial answers.  My suggestion, don't charge your testers for a product that is not close to ready when you know it isn't close to ready.  Word will get around and it won't look good for your product.

Feb 05, 2013 11:21 AM #153
Rainmaker
708,902
Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616
Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT) - Mesa, AZ
Top .0033% of 40,000+ Realtors in our MLS

Thanks for the contest... I would love to be a beta tester! 

If I had three magic wishes, my real estate website would do this...

Feb 05, 2013 12:45 PM #154
Ambassador
1,238,064
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

This was a fun challenge. I cannot find my tweet on the websitebox so I sent it three times- hopefully one will make it.

Here is my link: Wishlist for my website.......Help.

 

Feb 05, 2013 01:40 PM #155
Ambassador
2,538,000
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

An Interesting challenge, that hopefully will make a someone very happy.

 

What I would want From a web site

Feb 05, 2013 10:50 PM #156
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hi Dana,

Thank you for your feedback. I apologize for any issues that you may be having with our program. Please keep in mind that our programming team is working hard to resolve these issues. Many of them have already been taken care of and the rest of them will be resolved in the near future. I will send you a direct message with my contact information, so that you can contact me directly if you would like to discuss this matter further. 

-Chad

Feb 05, 2013 11:07 PM #157
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hi Jeanne,

Thanks for your entry. I am here if you need to ask me any questions.

 

Feb 05, 2013 11:14 PM #158
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hi Kristin,

I am not seeing your tweet. Make sure you include @websitebox in the body of your tweet. 

Feb 05, 2013 11:26 PM #159
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Thanks for all the awesome entries guys! For those who haven't entered our contest yet, please remember that you still have until February 26th to submit your entry.

Feb 06, 2013 12:35 AM #160
Rainer
133,807
Chris Hayes
Keller Williams Realty Northwest LA - Shreveport, LA
Your Shreveport/Bossier Real Estate Partner

Fun contest, thanks for the opportunity!  Good luck!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3615840/i-wish-my-website-would-

Heading over to Twitter now!

Feb 06, 2013 06:04 AM #161
Rainmaker
884,801
Maureen Megowan
Remax Estate Properties - - Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Palos Verdes Real Estate Blog
Ambassador
1,538,179
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

I am about to write the post with my entry into the contest. I am so tempted not wait to see if I would win because  I really want to get started with a new site. I suppose I can wait the 3 weeks but if tempation gets the better of me, I will already be set up on the new site when you select the 5 winners of a site. At the price, it is remarkable and if they incorporate some of the ideas alread gathered, it should have no problem being the largest website producer industry wide. 

Feb 07, 2013 08:21 AM #163
Rainer
166,425
Demarco & Marisa
Remax Kings Realty - Riverside, CA
"The Choice is Clear!"

Love this contest and hope that you use some of the great tools I see here, including mine. Here's my post....

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3617558/my-dream-website

And I've followed on Twitter, FB and sent my link... Pick me, pick me.

Feb 07, 2013 02:23 PM #164
Ambassador
3,704,086
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Blew is the link to my entry

3 Things I Wish My Website Could Do

Feb 07, 2013 09:18 PM #165
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

William Johnson,

Thank you for your support! Please keep in mind that many Realtors get more than one site with us. For example Ricky Cain has:

www.cainsellsaustin.com 

www.traviscountryonline.com (a site for homes in the community of Travis Country)

www.hotaustincondos.com (a site for condos in Austin)

We also offer sites specifically for property management, commercial and single properties.

Thanks again for your interest and feel free to ask me any questions that you may have. 

Feb 07, 2013 11:30 PM #166
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

If you are interested in learning more about WebsiteBox, we are doing live demos every Friday (starting today) at 4pm EST. Please sign up here:

http://www.websitebox.com/php/forms/view.php?id=10110

Feb 07, 2013 11:57 PM #167
Rainmaker
277,243
Luis Carrillo
Realty Master & Associates - Riverside, CA
Your Realtor for Life
Three things I wish my website could do!
 
1.        Integrate with mobile application & have a user friendly mobile application. This seems to be very complicated or not very user friendly from what I’ve seen out there.
  A website that integrates with all social media at one time so you do have to jump from site to site. Trying to post from one social media to the other can be very time consuming and at times frustrating.
3.        A user friendly client management system with a Drip Campaign Alert to clients search. Being able to make emendate contact is the most important part of a client management system.
(Number 4 just can’t be forgotten)
4.       A Search Engine Optimizer! This is priceless without it nothing else matters!

       Great contest! Make you think about your website. 
Feb 08, 2013 02:39 AM #168
Rainmaker
686,609
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

My contest entry to "Three Things I wish my website would do". AND I AM IMPLEMENTING THEM NOW, AND IT'S ALREADY WORKING!!!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3618418/updating-my-websites-to-make-them-more-mobile-friendly-etc-?share_opt=1

Also Tweeted/following and Facebooked to Websiteboxed! :-)

Feb 08, 2013 06:02 AM #169
Ambassador
1,008,397
Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Hi guys, Here's our entry into the Active Rain What I Wish My Website Could Do contest...

Hope we win cause we are gonna be making a move very soon and would love to test out your site..... Nudge Nudge Wink Wink...

Our Entry 

On my way over to Twitter to follow and post link..... Have a great day!

Feb 08, 2013 06:34 AM #170
Ambassador
1,538,179
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

I am delighted to enter this contest. Thank You Websitebox for sponsoring this contest. Here is my entry.

Feb 08, 2013 08:46 AM #171
Rainmaker
5,169,915
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the contest.  This is the link to my entry:

What features should my website include?

Feb 09, 2013 11:57 PM #172
Rainmaker
460,969
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Initially, when I saw this contest I did not plan to enter it because I've never considered my website to be a true revenue source.  It just seemed like I needed a website because everyone else had a website.  

However, after some serious consideration, I decided to do a post which compares the benefits that I've gotten from my Active Rain blog to the benefits that I've received from past websites. 

I've concluded that for the price, a WebsiteBox website could be a good deal if the website could include three features.   

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3619964/what-is-the-purpose-of-my-website-?share_opt=1

 

p.s  I still think Active Rain is the best deal. 

Feb 10, 2013 01:30 AM #173
Rainmaker
796,857
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

This contest came at a great time.  We are in need of some adjustments to our website.  Here is my entry.

My Wish List For My Website

Feb 10, 2013 03:20 AM #174
Rainer
145,921
Herman Herrera
HERMAN & CO REAL ESTATE - Staten Island, NY

Great contest guys!  I enjoyed reading all of the responses.  There are some fantastic ideas here.  Thank you. 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3620209/my-website-wish-list-3-features-i-wish-my-website-had-right-now-

Feb 10, 2013 05:48 AM #175
Rainmaker
1,277,401
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

I've some amazing ideas and I've come up with a few of my own. Now I need to write my contest entry!

Feb 10, 2013 11:22 AM #176
Rainmaker
2,463,004
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Here is my entry... 

What I would like for my website

Feb 10, 2013 01:09 PM #177
Rainmaker
284,862
Shanna Day Team Leader (UT & AZ)
Keller Williams SLC (UT) and Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) - Park City, UT
Keller Williams Realty

I wish my website did this...    Shanna Day Team (UT & AZ)

Feb 10, 2013 02:13 PM #178
Ambassador
2,739,530
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Sadly, this was a very timely contest for me. Here's my entry:

Three Things I'd Like My Website To Do

Feb 11, 2013 01:26 AM #179
Rainmaker
1,277,401
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
Feb 11, 2013 07:55 AM #180
Ambassador
2,151,963
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
Rainmaker
3,975,667
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This contest was pretty easy since I have been working on my site for a while now ---

What I WISH my web site would Do

Feb 11, 2013 10:17 PM #182
Rainmaker
735,950
Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
Ambassador
2,301,474
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!
Feb 11, 2013 11:46 PM #184
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

We are having a lot of fun reading your entries here at WebsiteBox. Good job guys. Keep them coming!

Feb 12, 2013 01:51 AM #185
Rainmaker
388,593
Marnie Matarese
DWELL REAL ESTATE - Sarasota, FL
Showing you the best of Sarasota!

Here is my entry:  http://activerain.com/blogsview/3623096/my-magical-website  Thanks so much for a great contest.

Feb 12, 2013 05:37 AM #186
Rainmaker
227,577
Debi Braulik
www.roundrealestate.com - Maple Valley, WA
Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale
Feb 12, 2013 05:42 AM #187
Ambassador
852,833
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!
Feb 12, 2013 11:05 AM #188
Rainer
126,248
Brian Rayl
Home Value Leads - Highland Park, TX
Active Agent and Co-founder Of Home Value Leads
Rainmaker
217,052
Rob Ernst
Certified Structure Inspector - Reno, NV
Reno, NV-775-410-4286 Inspector & Energy Auditor

My wishes can be seen here. http://actvra.in/QHM

 
Feb 13, 2013 10:56 AM #190
Ambassador
1,955,116
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hello, here is my entry for the contest:  What I'd like my Website to Do!  Thanks! Also followed and tweeted them!

Feb 14, 2013 01:54 AM #191
Rainmaker
1,304,391
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

AR Staff, the following link is my entry into the Websitebox Contest:  Website Top Three Wish List Wants

Feb 14, 2013 07:38 AM #192
Rainmaker
95,231
Tonya Jones
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Lithonia, GA
REALTOR®

This is a contest that I can definitely enter.  I will work on my post this weekend.  Thanks!

Feb 14, 2013 11:42 AM #193
Rainer
132,928
Cathy Wolters
Wolters Realty & Property Management Company - Cocoa, FL
Your Brevard County Property Management Expert

Here is my entry.  This was a fun challenge. 

http://actvra.in/QMh

Feb 15, 2013 05:23 AM #194
Rainer
132,928
Cathy Wolters
Wolters Realty & Property Management Company - Cocoa, FL
Your Brevard County Property Management Expert

I am kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I was able to follow them on twitter, but couldn't figure out how to do it on Facebook.  Any help would be appreciated. 

Feb 15, 2013 06:21 AM #195
Rainmaker
170,712
Rachell Lara & A List Properties
eXp Realty / 619.316.7445 - San Diego, CA
A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts

Oh fun!!! Love that you are soliciting imput from us. Now what is most important?

Feb 15, 2013 07:31 AM #196
Rainmaker
161,583
Wika Hutchinson
Eugene, OR
Broker, CRIS, SFR, CDPE

I am excited about this contest; here is my entry: Wika's Active Rain and WebsiteBox Contest

Feb 15, 2013 03:40 PM #197
Rainmaker
861,100
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
Broker/Owner

Well this was kinda fun!  Here is my entry or link -for my wishes - it was also nice to read other's wishes!

Feb 15, 2013 09:11 PM #198
Anonymous
Brian Jones

It would be great to have a professional site that was easy to use and also tied to a good contact management system at a reasonable price. Good luck and here's my post.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3623396/3-features-my-ideal-real-estate-website-would-have

 

Feb 16, 2013 04:45 AM #199
Ambassador
724,447
Courtney Cooper
Ben Kinney Brokerages Leadership at our Keller Williams North Seattle Office - Seattle, WA
206-850-8841

here's mine.  I am tweeting it and sharing it as well - thanks as always!!!  great idea! and got me thinking...

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3627915/website-wishlist-bring-it-all-together-

Feb 16, 2013 05:24 AM #200
Rainmaker
421,755
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

What a great contest, can't wait to read all of the ideas out there!

 

Website Wish List

Feb 16, 2013 09:24 AM #201
Rainer
117,035
Linda Edelwich
William Raveis Real Estate - Glastonbury, CT
Glasotnbury Office's #1 Top Producing Agent-not on
Here is my entry: http://activerain.com/blogsview/3628502/my-dream-website-would-contain-
Feb 16, 2013 11:20 PM #202
Ambassador
3,981,597
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I just completed my three wishes so I am holding my breath to see if they come true. In the meantime, I'll just take the 1500 points. http://actvra.in/QQv

Thanks, Debbie

Feb 17, 2013 08:24 AM #203
Ambassador
2,338,003
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Hi, Chad and WebsiteBox!

            Here is my Entry for the Contest:

 

Fred Griffin Contest Entry for WebsiteBox 2013

Feb 17, 2013 11:18 AM #204
Rainmaker
1,078,511
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

Thanks ActiveRain for another great challenge.  Here is my entry http://actvra.in/QQ6 Off I go to do the Facebook and Twitter thing.

Feb 17, 2013 06:43 PM #205
Rainmaker
680,295
Linda Blumenthal
Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087 - Westhampton Beach, NY
NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR

Here's my entry:  http://activerain.com/blogsview/3629449/do-you-know-about-this-contest-

It really was fun thinking about what really makes a website great.  Good luck to you! 

Feb 17, 2013 10:05 PM #206
Rainmaker
94,433
Roger Stensland
Keller Williams Realty Puget Sound - Maple Valley, WA
Let's Move!

Reading the entries to this contest make me feel like a kid at a candy store.  You guys have so many great ideas.  Now, I am going to go put on my thinking cap and think up some new, useful ideas of my own.  Cheers!

Feb 17, 2013 10:53 PM #207
Rainmaker
264,386
Pat & Steve Pribisko
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West - Westlake, OH

Web Site Box looks like a good product--a web site that starts at a reaonable price, that can grow as your biz grows.

 

Feb 17, 2013 11:03 PM #208
Rainer
171,858
Randy Bocook
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Richmond Hill, GA
Selling Coastal Georgia
Feb 17, 2013 11:22 PM #209
Rainmaker
2,380,637
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Great Contest, I look forward to seeing what WesiteBox might be able to do for me!!!

My post is here

3 Things I Wish My Website Could Do

Feb 17, 2013 11:34 PM #210
Rainmaker
961,971
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Finally got around to writing my blog for this contest..... I wish my website did this....

Feb 18, 2013 06:19 AM #211
Rainmaker
245,370
The Isaacs Team llc
Washington, DC
realestateinthedistrict.com
Feb 18, 2013 08:02 AM #212
Ambassador
525,339
Tom Branch
RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs - Plano, TX
Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3630342/i-wish-my-website-could-do-this-the-branch-perspective

Posted and Tweeted!

Let's see if they build the ideal IDX solution...

Feb 18, 2013 09:56 AM #213
Rainer
147,404
Shar Giard
REMAX Equity Group - Gresham, OR
CRS, GRI, CDPE, CNE

Here's my entry....thanks for the opportunity to dream...

 

http://actvra.in/QTb

 

Feb 18, 2013 10:16 AM #214
Ambassador
4,297,433
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Alright - must act fast as deadline is approaching quicker than I thought....

Feb 18, 2013 03:12 PM #215
Rainmaker
596,498
Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

Here's my post... thanks for the opportunity to share my hopes dreams for a bigger, badder, better web site.

http://actvra.in/QTp

Feb 18, 2013 06:38 PM #216
Ambassador
1,437,366
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

My submission to the contest. Great way to get primary research. I hope it pays off for you.

http://actvra.in/QTv

Feb 18, 2013 08:29 PM #217
Ambassador
1,240,901
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
Feb 19, 2013 12:29 AM #218
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Less than a week left till the contest deadline. We really love all of your ideas and we want to hear as many ideas as possible. Please submit your post by Feb-25th 11:59PM PST. 

Feb 19, 2013 05:22 AM #219
Rainer
182,443
JodiAnn Garone
Century 21 Action Plus Realty - Freehold, NJ
Bringing you Home!

What a great idea for a contest.. I enjoyed reading through all the entries and found most to be helpful feedback.

I am hoping to find a website that does it all :)

Below is my entry for the websitebox contest.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3631511/-the-websitebox-contest

 

 

Feb 19, 2013 09:07 AM #220
Ambassador
1,470,550
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

This was a lot harder than I thought it would be. And now it's time to re-do my whole website.

http://actvra.in/QWd

Just tweeted it to Websitebox

Feb 19, 2013 09:13 PM #221
Ambassador
3,947,376
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for asking what we want rather than just letting the techs create all kinds of things we don't need at the expense of what we do need.

here is my entry.  http://activerain.com/blogsview/3631909/kiss-recipe-for-a-great-website-box-

Feb 19, 2013 10:41 PM #222
Ambassador
3,947,376
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Liked on facebook, followed and tweeted on twitter, looking forward to my extra points, Thank You!!

Feb 19, 2013 11:13 PM #223
Rainmaker
2,050,668
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Here is my entry and I will find websitebox on Facebook and Twitter.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3632387/things-i-wish-my-website-www-katyhomefinder-com-could-do

Feb 20, 2013 04:44 AM #224
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Thanks for following us, liking us and tweeting us guys. We really appreciate it. 

Feb 20, 2013 05:06 AM #225
Rainmaker
2,701,697
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

There are certainly a lot of entries in this contest, here is mine:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3632505/what-i-wish-a-website-could-do-

Feb 20, 2013 06:02 AM #226
Rainmaker
1,557,915
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Okay, so here's my entry:  When I Wish Upon a Website . . .

DUH . . . "website that is mobile friendly" I should have "followed" them on Twitter before I posted.  

Feb 20, 2013 06:21 AM #227
Rainmaker
370,073
Venancio Gonzalez
Windermere Kelso/Longview - Longview, WA
Longview WA Real Estate Broker - 360-751-4001

Here is my entry of What I Wish My Website Should Do. I'll looking forward see that some of these idea come to reality.

Feb 20, 2013 01:57 PM #229
Ambassador
2,188,294
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Thanks for the opportunity to give my opinion. Here's the link to my blog.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3633784/website-wishes-and-an-active-rain-challenge

Feb 21, 2013 06:52 AM #230
Ambassador
1,290,964
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

I hope I brought something new to the table...    My Website Wishes

and am tweeting

Feb 21, 2013 09:29 PM #231
Rainmaker
1,178,554
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Thanks for the contest!  Here's my contribution

Feb 22, 2013 01:00 AM #232
Ambassador
1,948,138
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
Feb 22, 2013 02:00 AM #233
Rainmaker
532,243
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Hi,

Here is my link to the contest http://activerain.com/blogsview/3634880/i-wish-my-website-could-do-this

 

Feb 22, 2013 04:15 AM #234
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey guys we have received 131 entries so far.

If we get to 150 entries before the Feb -25th deadline we will give away 2 additional websites.

So get your entries in and encourage others to enter as well. 

Have a great weekend!

Feb 22, 2013 07:17 AM #235
Rainmaker
657,353
Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

Well, I couldn't reblog this post so I wrote my own post about it to try to get the word out. maybe we can get those other 19 entries by the 25th!

Feb 22, 2013 08:16 AM #236
Rainmaker
544,156
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Hello, WebsiteBox. Here's my entry into the contest - http://activerain.com/blogsview/3635217/3-things-that-i-wish-i-could-have-in-a-website-

I also followed and tweeted it to you.

Feb 22, 2013 09:46 AM #237
Rainer
125,577
Tom Jansson
Acuity Home Inspections - Chicago, IL
Chicago Area Home Inspector - InterNACHI Certified

Great idea for a contest!  It's getting me to think about my own website and what I'd really like it to be doing for me-- and for the people who are trying to find me!

Here's my entry:  http://actvra.in/R5d

Website Wish List for this Chicago Home Inspector

And sure, I'll tweet ya.  What the heck.

Feb 22, 2013 10:32 AM #238
Rainmaker
1,757,927
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
Feb 22, 2013 03:26 PM #239
Rainer
295,383
Paddy Deighan JD PhD
TimeshareLawyers.pro - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

OK, here ya go!!! here is the link to my blog!!! Days ahead of the deadline LOL 

http://actvra.in/R5r

 
Feb 22, 2013 07:47 PM #240
Rainmaker
520,226
Bob Jakowinicz
National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz - Livonia, MI
Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI RE Adventures

My entry, tweeting in just a min

Websitebox--AR contest entry 

Feb 22, 2013 10:01 PM #241
Rainmaker
206,307
Deepak Chauhan
Versailles Property - Irvine, CA
Irvine, CA ... the place to be

Oh Well, we all have our needs and wants .. here are my 2 cents visit http://actvra.in/R5X

 Ah, and did the FB and twitter thing, please let me know it was ok?
Feb 22, 2013 11:21 PM #242
Ambassador
2,839,694
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
Feb 23, 2013 05:40 AM #243
Rainmaker
892,928
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Making A Wish. . .  This was a very thought provoking contest.  Thank you! 

Feb 23, 2013 07:21 AM #244
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Pat and Wayne Harriman - Thanks for spreading the word.

Deepak - Yes your contest entry was ok. 

Feb 23, 2013 08:05 AM #245
Ambassador
1,583,761
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
Rainmaker
47,773
Sonya Leonard
Keller Williams Lake Norman-Mooresville - Statesville, NC
Lake Norman/Statesville NC Real Estate Resource

Here is my submission - Thanks for contest, the comments have been great to read!

Oh How I wish my website would do this

 

Sending a tweet now and finding you on FB and Twitter.  Interested to see what you roll out.

Feb 23, 2013 10:09 AM #247
Rainmaker
3,446,925
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning. My entry to follow. Good focus on this very important aspect of business. Thanks for the challenge.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3635528/wishing-my-website-could-do-

Feb 23, 2013 07:54 PM #248
Rainer
279,471
Sue Ellett
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate ~ Paragon Property Group - Marble Falls, TX
Marble Falls, & Austin, TX, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ
Feb 23, 2013 10:57 PM #249
Rainmaker
181,144
Joan Congilose
Century 21 Action Plus Realty - Freehold Twp, NJ
Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold NJ Homes
Rainmaker
3,181,454
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Ambassador
1,153,501
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA
Ambassador
1,229,581
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Here's my entry into the contest. Hope you get lots of good intel from all these entires!

Feb 24, 2013 06:32 AM #253
Rainmaker
657,353
Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

By my count we only need 3 more entries to get the extra 2 free websites! C'mon, we can do it!!

Feb 24, 2013 07:15 AM #254
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

That's right only 3 more entries and WebsiteBox will give away 2 more websites!

Feb 24, 2013 08:13 AM #255
Rainer
405,466
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Here you go.  http://activerain.com/blogsview/3636986/i-wish-my-website-did-this-

One down, two to go.

Feb 24, 2013 08:29 AM #256
Rainmaker
228,971
Karen Ann Martin
Safe Harbor Realty - Westport, MA
Realtor Fall River Westport MA Real Estate Agent

 http://actvra.in/R8C  Here is my entry  Thank you for the contest 

Feb 24, 2013 08:47 AM #257
Rainer
396,239
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods

Ooh, Goody, another contest to get me playing in the rain again, it has been a busy start to the year and missing the rain.  Will be back to post entry.

Feb 24, 2013 08:52 AM #258
Rainer
172,714
John & Irma Nelson
San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Real Estate Agents - San Antonio Homes
Rainmaker
416,975
Joel Jadofsky
Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach - Panama City Beach, FL
One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area

Great Contest.. are you a Genie and can make it happen... I need a great website....

 

here is my link

Feb 24, 2013 09:21 AM #260
Rainer
159,661
Lee Alley
Pro Mobile Photo - Snohomish, WA
DIY Your Own Expert Smartphone Photography

Here are my three

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3637040/three-features-to-improve-my-website

Feb 24, 2013 09:32 AM #261
Rainmaker
1,928,623
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

That was fun!


 

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Feb 24, 2013 09:34 AM #262
Rainmaker
373,015
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Here is my entry -- Marney Kirk's I Wish My Website Did This... (And I tweeted to you, too! :-) )

 

Feb 24, 2013 09:52 AM #263
Rainmaker
160,916
Simone Bercu
Metro Referral - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Not state specific Real Estate - GRI, e-PRO, AB

The link to my post:

http://goo.gl/XQ1kU

We are so good at following instructions!

Facebook and Twitter are next.

Cheers!

Feb 24, 2013 09:59 AM #264
Rainer
84,866
Christine Koch
eXp Realty - San Antonio, TX
Realtor - eXp Realty San Antonio TX

Just in the nick of time I got my entry in!!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3637097/i-wish-my-website-did-this-

Thank you Activerain and WEBSITEBOX!

Feb 24, 2013 10:40 AM #265
Rainer
7,456
Leebett Calar
'Serving YOUR real estate needs local to international!" - Casper, WY
Crowne Point Properties LLC
Thanks for the opportunity to write my first blog! Also, thanks for challenging me to figure out the Website of My Dreams! Here's the link... http://activerain.com/blogsview/3637096/the-website-of-my-dreams.
Feb 24, 2013 10:54 AM #266
Rainmaker
657,353
Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

WooT!! Looks like we have 2 more free websites being given away! Way to go, everyone!

Feb 24, 2013 11:58 AM #267
Ambassador
1,130,370
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Here is my entry for the contest.  Requests for My Ideal Website

Feb 24, 2013 02:22 PM #268
Rainer
92,882
Lynne Ruffin
Lynne RUFFIN - Norfolk, VA
Web Styles

I entered.  Thanks for the contest!  You can check out "My Website Wish List" blog entry at:  http://activerain.com/blogsview/3637354/website-wish-list

Lynne

Feb 24, 2013 04:14 PM #269
Rainmaker
958,603
Aaron Hofmann
Atlanta Communities - Smyrna, GA
aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings

Here's my real estate website wish list

 

 

 

Feb 24, 2013 07:56 PM #270
Rainer
405,466
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Are you also awarding 500 points for Facebook posts?  Seems like you would, but it's not worded that way.

My contest entry is HERE.  

My Facebook post is HERE

Feb 24, 2013 09:34 PM #271
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Great work guys, you were able to get to 150+ entries.  We are giving away 2 extra websites. There is still time to enter the contest for your chance to win 1 of 7 free websites. The contest deadline is at 11:59PM PST tonight. 

Feb 24, 2013 10:49 PM #272
Rainer
187,158
Rick Snow - Selling El Paso TX
EXIT West Realty - El Paso, TX
Cool Deals on Hot Real Estate in El Paso, Texas

Sliding in just ahead of the deadline. Here's my entry into the WebsiteBox contest

Have a great Monday everybody. 

Feb 24, 2013 10:58 PM #273
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Hey Brad, 

You only have to follow us on Twitter and Tweet a link to your contest entry to us for the extra 500 AR points.

Feb 24, 2013 11:51 PM #274
Rainmaker
2,745,433
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Chad, My entry is here:  http://actvra.in/Rb5

I tweeted on both Twitter sites:

And I have liked the FaceBook Page.

Thank you!

Feb 25, 2013 12:45 AM #275
Ambassador
3,670,923
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

OK!  Here's mine!  And I tweeted on Twitter, too.  And love your Facebook stuff.  Lots of great information. 

The Perfect Real Estate Web Site

Feb 25, 2013 02:08 AM #276
Rainer
20,610
Ken Baris
Jordan Baris, Inc. - West Orange, NJ
Jordan Baris, Inc. Realtors

Here is my entry:

After you read it, the Genie will be out of the bottle!

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3637952/website-genie

Feb 25, 2013 02:27 AM #277
Rainer
149,303
George Lawson
Moreno Valley, CA
Wow! What a great contest ... and it looks like I'm getting in just in time! (grin) Kuddos for all the great ideas that have already been posted!
Feb 25, 2013 02:37 AM #278
Rainmaker
63,250
Catherine C Capasso
Catherine Cornelia Real Estate - Eastchester, NY
Cottage or Castle, What's Your Dream!

Thanks for the contest! Here's the link to my post: Click Here

TCatherine C. Capasso My Picture

Feb 25, 2013 03:39 AM #279
Rainmaker
579,577
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
Another great contest, I have recently changed website providers and am not nearly up to speed. I have many more than just three wishes.
Feb 25, 2013 03:40 AM #280
Rainer
10,395
Peyman Aleagha
WebsiteBox - Toronto, ON

Still 9 hours left to get your entry in. Don't miss out on your chance to win 1 of 7 websites.  

Feb 25, 2013 06:58 AM #281
Rainer
44,129
Bill Black
Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611 - Vancouver, WA
VP Mortgage Lending

Here is my 2 cents...http://3thingsyouwishyourwebsitecoulddo.blogspot.com/2013/02/new-website-coming-soon.html

 

Feb 25, 2013 08:01 AM #282
Rainmaker
2,655,069
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

I posted my blog, here is the link for the contest "I wish my website did this" please CLICK HERE

Feb 25, 2013 09:33 AM #283
Rainer
405,466
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Thanks, Chad.  You know, I will probably never Tweet.  I get it, but it's just not my style.  This comment is about as close to twittering as I get.  I suppose there might be more tweet-like function on websites soon.

Feb 25, 2013 10:00 AM #284
Rainmaker
725,979
Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents
Rainmaker
273,659
John Buetergerds
Buetergerds Team at Keller Williams Realty Select - Sarasota, FL
The Buetergerds Team

Answers to the ActiveRain WebsiteBox Contest:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3638577/answers-to-activerain-websitebox-contest-i-wish-my-website-did-this?share_opt=1

Feb 25, 2013 11:07 AM #286
Ambassador
889,636
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

So - having just finished a Challenge - I hope I was able to follow the directions on yours!  3 for Me on My Website  
Have a happy day - 
Lynn

PS  Did the TWITTER thing as well -
Lynn B Friedman

 Enjoyed thinking of 3 features I wanted for my new Website! Thanks for contest.  Have a happy day - Lynn

 

Feb 25, 2013 11:35 AM #287
Rainmaker
12,864
Susan Harris
SusanHarrisGroup Powered by EXPRealty.com - Santa Fe, NM
RealtorCRS-SantaFe,NM now Powered byEXPRealty.com!

WebsiteBox.com - What a great concept for a Realtor-friendly website. (And a fair price at $99/year for all) So, fellow Realtors, hop on board. This joint contest with Active Rain and WebsiteBox ends TONIGHT, Feb 25 2013 at 11:59pm PST. It's very simple, we all submit our wishlist for the Realtor website of our dreams - our 3 most desired ideas. Possibly, we might win some good stuff. But the best thing is all the good ideas that will be generated in this community brainstorming effort. And who best to brainstorm than we Realtors who will becoem the beneficiaries of all our good ideas if we can urge WebsiteBox.com to adopt them. So, let's Tweet and LIKE on FB  to get as many of us involved as possible - the more Realtors, the merrier!

Here's the link:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3594458/activerain-and-websitebox-contest-i-wish-my-website-did-this- 

And here are my 3 (ok, a couple more) ideas:

1) Provide immediate notification alert of incoming inquiries to WebsiteBox.com on my smartphone in various formats: text-phone-email-Skype, etc. with all modes for responding to inquiring requestor included in alert. (This idea for trackbacks seems a given). 

2) Provide immediate and reassuring response to website inquiror of a forthcoming response; seek more info from inquiror.

3) And, when inquiror's choice of inquiry modes permits, provide a format for inquirors to enter their requests on the website by a variety of sets so that it is possible for an automated intelligent, topic-specific and appropriate response to inquirors in as prompt a manner as possible - with reassurance that a further followup response will be forthcoming. Provide opportunity for inquiror to continue dialog and provide more information. (Items 2 & 3 would be like an automated Virtual Assistant on the WebsiteBox.com.)

4) Allow for the CRM that is part of WebsiteBox.com to interface-integrate with my current, longterm CRM, ACT! v2013, so that all the info obtained from WebsiteBox.com can drop into my own CRM with provisions for indicators or alerts in my ACT! program.

5) Provide for 24/7 multi-mode, live tech support located in the USA - and on this N. American continent -  Jobs for America! Jobs for this corner of the World!

BTW, I have become a WebsiteBox.com follower on Twitter; I have tweeted and LIKED on FB. 

Thanks, WebsiteBox.com and FB!




Feb 25, 2013 12:07 PM #288
Rainer
9,946
Bonnie Meisels
KW Urbain - Keller Williams - Montreal, QC
Montreal Real Estate Broker

bonnie meisels

Perfect timing to do this post since I'm trying to create my website right now! 

Read my post here

Let's keep the dialogue going, tweet to me at @bonniegmg

Feb 25, 2013 12:27 PM #289
Rainmaker
256,286
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
1,702,855
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
874,398
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

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
4,232,347
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

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

 
Feb 25, 2013 01:30 PM #293
Rainmaker
1,675,819
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
95,231
Tonya Jones
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Lithonia, GA
REALTOR®

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
Rainer
119,588
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
396,239
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods

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
396,239
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods

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

Feb 25, 2013 02:44 PM #298
Ambassador
1,646,918
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
2,917,861
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
4,297,433
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
437,765
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
149,303
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
368,601
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
170,712
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
685,858
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
91,034
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.

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