Realtor's Websites: Are they really important?

Real Estate Agent

Lately, I've been looking into switching my real estate website company. The person that actually handles my website is needing to retire! So I've been looking into other companies that can create a new website! 
Do any of you guys have any recommendations? 

All the companies that Google has provided me are very expensive! 

Or maybe they are the normal prices? I have been paying a fixed price for a while now so I really don't know? 

Should I consider building my own website?

And with HAR policies, how do I find a way to comply with their rules?

Do you guys have any advice?

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“As a dedicated Real Estate professional, I pledge to you my time, my resources, and a guarantee to make your buying or selling experience a wonderful one”.

Realtor in the Greater Sugar Land, Missouri City, Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, Fulshear, and Needville, TX area.


Joy Roussell, 713-898-3868

Comments (7)

Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Joy, most agents in my area use their website as a digital business card. It provides their name and phone number and pretty much nothing else. The agents on ActiveRain understand the potential an IDX website provides you for leads. Many have a WordPress site. That is probably the least expensive way to go. I didn't want to become a programmer so I have a template site that provides me with a website, IDX and CRM all in one package. When I chose my current company it was with the thought that I would have this site forever. I am very happy with my choice. I can do so much with it. All the leads I get are organic, I don't do any PPC. However, a website will be whatever you make it. Whether you choose to do a WP site or a template site. Build the site out and they will come.

Jun 27, 2014 02:23 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Hi Joy,

Yes, some of the best ones can be pricy, but worth it!


Jun 27, 2014 02:24 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

The best sites are very expensive but you have to add up the benefits and payback.

If a site costs $5,000 - how many sales do you have to make to get that investment back - usually it's just 1 or 2 which is very easy to do with a good website.

Get off the 3rd party wagon and stop sending money to your competitors and go for it - it is well worth it

Jun 27, 2014 09:00 PM
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

I recommend checking out Dakno.  They have a variety of products to fit each budget.  Bonus-they understand real estate!

Jun 28, 2014 08:12 AM
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner
Travis Realty - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

I've built several websites using Weebly. You can do the free version for one site or up to 10 sites for about $100 a year. Do various, Buyer, Seller, FSBO, Home Value sites.

#4 - Dakno - bad experience with them!!!!! Paid for a product two years ago, no service, no response after "we'll check into it", no refund. Was trying to get them just to swap for another "PRODUCT", but as I said, NO response!

Jun 28, 2014 10:43 AM
IRMA Beltran
Century 21 M & M and Associates-Turlock homes Real Estate - Turlock, CA
Your Real Estate Agent 4 Life Always there 4 You!

They are very worth it if you find the right one.

Have a Blessed Day!!!!

Jun 29, 2014 09:03 AM
Carol Chabinak
Century 21 Schwartz Realty - Islamorada, FL

What about Market Leader? Does anyone have experience with them?

Jul 28, 2014 01:49 AM