iHOUSE websites and Plan B, Wait a minute, Plan C,D,E,F ?

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Real Estate Agent with Kona Home Team (luva llc) RS 62947
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OK, how many of you are crippled since iHOUSE went down on Monday? I know by Wednesday I was scrambling looking for my own personal "Plan B" . So I called up the people that I register my domain through, (GoDaddy) and said ok, lets just point my "KonaHomeTeam"  to one of my other domains, that is actually hosted by GoDaddy, quick simple fix, easy..... right? 

That's when I found out my personal "Plan B" was as well planned out as iHouse's plan b. It seems that the way I have it with iHOUSE, I can't do anything with it, until they release it for me? I thought I owned it, I could do with it as I pleased? Not so! 

So, I have to wait for them to get up and going, just to fire them and get my domain back. 

Question I have for the community is - who provides a website that is as easy to use as iHOUSE, and how do I maintain ownership - of what I already own? 

I know technical difficulties can happen with any web provider, so I want to be able to pull it, and redirect at any given moment.. any suggestions from "techies" on this ? 

FYI, day 1, stuff happens - I am ok with it/ Day 2, bumming out / Day 3 activate plan b - waste a day trying to save myself / Day4, I am speaking out about my frustration / Day 5 - here I am looking for a new provider - any input is welcome! 

In the meantime - Fishing is on my mind - see you on Monday (weekend forecast, 81 and 81 degrees for Sat and Sun) 

Oh yes, if you need me - my new outside email is LuvaRealEstate@Gmail.com 

And dont forget my phone - it still works for now 808-936-8383 

fishin in kona

 

 

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Lance Owens (RS)

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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Hi Lance, sorry to hear you are having major troubles with your web site.    I have Advanced Access, and have troubles on occasion too.   Think you cannot get around this at times.   Just read the Word Press sites are being hacked.     What are we to do --- go fishing, have fun!

Feb 01, 2013 04:10 AM #1
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Kona Home Team (luva llc) - Kailua-Kona, HI
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Its always refreshing to have to you comment Joan - your right, I just need to go fishing, thank you 

 

Feb 01, 2013 04:18 AM #2
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Eric Miller
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hi Lance, After a decade as an Ihouse poster child I'm done, don't forgot how they behaved, their technology in my opinion is basically old and this outage proved it. Best of luck, Eric
Feb 01, 2013 12:50 PM #3
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Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS)
Kona Home Team (luva llc) - Kailua-Kona, HI
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Sad thing is - here it is day 8 - still not recieving emails properly - enough already! 

Feb 04, 2013 03:04 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS)
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I did have a great day out fishing on Saturday :) 

Feb 04, 2013 03:04 AM #5
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Marcia Hawken
WILLIAM RAVEIS - Naples, FL
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Thanks for the info.  What did you catch?

Feb 23, 2013 11:38 PM #6
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Adriana Morrell
Darien, CT

Don’t Be Fooled By IHouse!

 

On May 15th I signed up with Ihouse elite in what I believed was a gallant attempt on their part to customize a website for me and I couldn’t be more excited.  I was assigned a web person who I spoke with only twice till I was forced to cancel our agreement.  They charge me $79 a month and just under $700 for the initial charge!  During the entire time I did not use the site and kept trying to get them to complete the work they had started.  What they did was post my pdf mock up onto the site and it looked awful.  It looked better as a pdf.  The team refused to change it the way I had asked.  The logos were incorrect, there was programming code on the page, my brokers name was not displayed on the site and the links to the towns went to searches that could not be easily narrowed down.  The site was called by the name of one county and when you clicked on it, it had a town in another company.  I have copies of all the emails I sent and even the 1 phone call that was made to me on my machine.  The company told me they would not refund my money and trying to get them to do anything for me was futile.  Does anyone know how to sue an internet company? How would you suggest I retrieve this money?  The site was live the whole time even though I asked them not to have it live till it was completed.  During that time only 1 person signed onto this site.  I am not sure if they were working their SEO the whole time, but if from May to September there is only 1 sign up. I would hope the answer is no, but when I spoke to the customer service team they indicated that they were working the site.  It doesn’t leave a lot to say about their services, even un-customized.  Anyway, my intent is to keep posting until I figure out what else to do.  Has anyone else had this sort of problem?  Please let me know.  Thanks!

 

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