How To Create A Real Estates Website With Wordpress

By
Real Estate Agent with www.sugarlandtxrealty.com - Keller Williams Memorial 640250

Other Website Solutions For Real Estate Agents

As a real estate agent, there are many options on having your own websites. The most basic solution would be using the websites provided by your broker. These websites tend to have bad SEO on their pages, because everyone in the same real estate brand is using the same template, under the same domain name, and oftenly with duplicate styles and content, which search engines don't like. Another solution is to hire a website designer. This will cost a fortune. A typical lead-generating website will cost you well over $5,000 with good website structure, moderate content, and through out on page SEO optimazation.

This Is My Solution

Creat your own wordpress website, which gives you full control over your online business. It can be done with a small investment under $200, and it can be very rewarding. Most real estate top producers generate leads this way. You can do it too.

Step By Step Guide On How To Create A Real Estate Website

1. Buy A Domain Name And Hosting Service.

My personal recommendation would be using Blue Host (email me at: binbin@kw.com for a discount code). It has the fastest servers on the market for cloud hosting. Once you have purchased the domain name and hosting service, you will receive an Email containing your login information for C-Panel, the place where you can manage your website files, domain name, and databases.

2. Easiest Way To Install Wordpress

Please make sure you are on the home page of your C-Panel once you login to your hosting account.

Click On Install Wordpress To Start Your Installing Process

Click on Install

Choose the domain name you have purchased and click on "Check Domain"

Check All Three Boxes. Under Site Name or Title, please enter a SEO friendly title for your website. Admin Username and Password will be the admin access information to your website. This can be different from your hosting account, please make sure you remember them. After entering all information, please click "Install Now" to continue.

It may ask you to purchase a theme, just ignore it for now, and here is the progress bar for your wordpress installation.

This is a indication that your wordpress has been installed.

If you type your domain name in the browser, you may see your website in a built in wordpress theme. It means your wordpress site has been created, and you are ready to go to the next step.

3. Login To Your Wordpress Site And Get A Theme

To manage your website, type in your browser: "http://www.yourdomainname.com/wp-admin/". Please replace "yourdomainname.com" with your own domain name.

Login your website with the username and password you created earlier.

After you login, you want to install a new wordpress theme instead of the default one. There are plenty of free themes.

To install a real estate relative theme, go to Appearance >> Themes >> Add New

 

There are plenty of themes to choose from. For This particular demostration. I used Modern Estate By slocumstudio. To get this theme, simply search "Real Estate" in the theme search field.

Click "Install" to install the theme.

Click on Activate after intalling.

You have now completed on building the structure of your real estate website. Based on the theme I chose , the website structure should look like this for my site:

This doesn't look very nice right? That's because You have not added any content for your website. There are still alot of work needed to be done before it can show up professionally. Here are general instructions on how you can add content to your website:

1. Click on Pages, you can add pages to your website.

2. Click on Posts, you can add posts to your webstie.

By default your most recent posts will show on your home page. Some people would prefer to have a static designed page to show on home page. To do that, you want to go to Settings >> Reading >> Front Page displays >> change to a static page and select the page your want to use as the home page.

Conclusion

This step by step guide only shows you how to set up your website structure and running. To have a great lead generating website, you must create unique and high quality content that will provide value to prospective visitors. I highly suggest you to play around with wordpress admin panel before putting content on it. There are plenty of other tutorials online for the admin panel and features in it. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. I will respond to your request when I have free time.

About Me

I have been a self employed real estate agent in Sugar Land TX for two years now. Before that, I worked as an independent website designer, I didn't go to schools to learn. I learned about websites myself and have created hundreds of professional websites before. My current Realtor website is: http://www.sugarlandtxrealty.com/. If you like my content and think it provides good value to you, please feel free to share them.

 

Comments (27)

Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Very great first blog that covers all the detail of getting started with wordpress, looking forward to your other blogs & have a great weekend!

Sep 12, 2015 07:29 AM
Binbin Wu

You too have a great weekend.

Sep 12, 2015 01:22 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Welcome to ActiveRain, and thanks for all the information. It was very useful!

Sep 12, 2015 09:33 AM
Binbin Wu

Thank you for reading.

Sep 12, 2015 01:22 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Binbin and welcome to Active Rain! You've hit a home run with a fantastic first blog post - looking forward to reading more from you!

Sep 12, 2015 09:47 AM
Binbin Wu

Thanks for the support

Sep 12, 2015 01:22 PM
Michele Milic
Realty ONE Group ~ 702.419.5359 - Las Vegas, NV

Awesome post. Bookmarked. Looking forward to your future articles.

Big welcome to Active Rain.

Sep 12, 2015 03:50 PM
Binbin Wu

Thanks

Sep 13, 2015 12:54 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great tutorial Binbin! thanks for sharing this.

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
Bob

Sep 12, 2015 04:23 PM
Binbin Wu

Thank you very much for your visit

Sep 13, 2015 12:53 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning Binbin Wu you did a spectacular job with your tutorial....this should be a feature for the members, and hopefully someone will have the sense to do that...

Sep 12, 2015 07:49 PM
Binbin Wu

Good Morning. Thank you for the encouragement.

Sep 13, 2015 12:54 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

and welcome to ActiveRain...it's a great platform to learn, share, market and network...and you have already begun your membership by sharing what you know.... nicely done....and keep those blog posts coming...

Sep 12, 2015 07:50 PM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Residential Real Estate

Thank you for showing us the first steps. From my experience, it has been challenging because of the complexities of making the website effective and not just pretty. Which plug-ins to use and all the back-end work is out of my area of expertise. Kudos to you for mastering it. 

Sep 12, 2015 11:05 PM
Binbin Wu

yep, Wordpress is a very complicated software that needs alot of learning and practice.

Sep 13, 2015 12:56 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning and welcome to AR.  Fantastic educational post.  Who does not want to save money?  Continued success in AR and your business. Mark

Sep 13, 2015 12:43 AM
Binbin Wu

Thank you Mark.

Sep 13, 2015 12:57 AM
Binbin Wu
www.sugarlandtxrealty.com - Keller Williams Memorial - Sugar Land, TX
Sugar Land Real Estate Agent

I want to say thank you to everyone who read or commented my post. It is my first blog and It made to the Home page of Activerain. Thanks everyone for sharing.

Sep 13, 2015 12:55 AM
Rebecca Foresee

Welcome and thank you for this tutorial.  Keep up the terrific work!  I look forward to hearing more from you.

Sep 13, 2015 01:08 AM
Sharon Lea
Athens, OH

Thanks Binbib and welcome to Activerain from another newbie :) 

I have yet to set up a blog outside of activerain, I am bookmarking your post for that day.

Sep 13, 2015 04:37 AM
Binbin Wu

Thanks. Let me know if you have any questions

Sep 13, 2015 05:09 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Binbin - Great post, and thanks for sharing how to set up a WordPress website. I have bookmarked this one.

Sep 13, 2015 11:46 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I've bounced around a few different types of webhosts, and I like our current provider. We also Tido chat with a live operator for immediate response to questions.

Sep 14, 2015 08:50 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Welcome to ActiveRain. It's great to have you aboard. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Sep 14, 2015 08:50 AM
Mery Fernandez Empire Network Realty Luxury Brokerage
Empire Network Realty INC. - Orlando, FL
The Rise of An Empire, Let's Build Yours!

Hi Binbin!! Welcome to the world of Activerain, may your blogging  create a whole new chapter in your Real Estate Career.

Sep 15, 2015 01:14 AM
Binbin Wu

Thank you very much for the support 

Sep 15, 2015 05:32 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Binbin - This is a great step by step tutorial for someone looking to do a Wordpress blog.

Sep 24, 2015 04:32 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Binbin - Welcome to the ActiveRain community, and congrats on your first post here.

Sep 24, 2015 04:33 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Please know that the ambassadors, those with orange badges, are here to help and answer questions.

Sep 24, 2015 04:33 PM
Olympus Executive Realty Inc.
Olympus Executive Realty INC. - Orlando, FL
Home Of The Top Producers

Welcome Binbin to AR, Congrats on your first blog, look forward to all your future blog post. Its a great place to share your Real Estate thoughts and experiences. 

 

Sep 26, 2015 12:27 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Binbin Wu Welcome to Active Rain!  As REALTORS who have been here (on and off) for close to 9 years, it's well worth it!

Oct 01, 2015 12:14 AM