Do I Need A Website?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Referral Group Incorporated

Today my Go Daddy site renewed automatically for another five years. It was a lot of money and despite being offered three deals a week directly or on Facebook, there was no discount on my renewal which was automatic by default. I'm not an automatic person and today i knew why. So I called. If I cancel my service and do a new site, I can save 3/4 of what I was billed. Fine, but I don't have the interest in doing that and I am not sure I need another five years. My tech guy now runs a company and I don't know anyone else. So I am wondering, do I even need a site? I hate to give up anything I have had, and I am found from this every once in awhile. I am still thinking about it.

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When you think about real estate, it is time to focus. I have helped people for close to thirty years in all areas, and made the process not only simple but enjoyable. Why should you go it alone or settle for less? Call me and find a partner to help, direct and get you where you want to be.

Sheila Anderson

The Real Estate Whisperer...... Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator 732-715-1133

 

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well as for the future in this Profession I am not sure how far we can get without one.

Mar 06, 2018 06:37 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks William.        Sheila

Mar 06, 2018 06:39 PM #8
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Abby Stiller
Premier Realty Homes of SWFL - Cape Coral, FL
Real Estate Agent Serving Southwest Florida

In today's day a website is  important and is part of our business and branding. I also use Godaddy but I don't have anything set up to be paid automatic for those reasons, although they seems to be very easy to work with.

Mar 06, 2018 06:48 PM #9
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

So many decisions to make and funny I was wondering what I would do with my site today once I retire. It gets tons of hits and I was thinking someone could buy it from me. I can monetized my investment in time and money.

Mar 06, 2018 07:21 PM #10
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

perhaps it's something you could sell to an agent in that market still active?  I have always made my sites geocentric to be able to do that.

Mar 06, 2018 08:50 PM #11
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sheila.

Retire, what is that? Unless for medical reasons, I enjoy the challenge and have no plans to retire.  Even if for some unforeseen reason I had to, I would keep my domain name.  As far as a website, probably not

Mar 07, 2018 03:11 AM #12
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Sheila, that's a tough decision. I hope to be able to sell mine when the time comes for me to retire or scale back. I agree with Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents definitely keep the domain name (that's just the web address) and then you can have it pointed to forward to somewhere else. Keep us posted on what you decide. 

Mar 07, 2018 04:38 AM #13
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Abby. I didn't think I had an atomatic re-up but it is the default.   Sheila

Mar 07, 2018 05:04 AM #14
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

I get that Debbie but mine is my name. TY    Sheila

Mar 07, 2018 05:05 AM #15
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hi Tammy. You are smart Tammy. Mine is just my name. TY    Sheila

Mar 07, 2018 05:26 AM #16
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks James. I get that and knew that about you.    Sheila

Mar 07, 2018 05:26 AM #17
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Amanda. This technical stuff baffles me.     Sheila

Mar 07, 2018 05:27 AM #18
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

At the end of the day, Sheila... only you can make that decision. I use GoDaddy for my urls, but never have anything renew automatically. I've always found them to be quite helpful in finding ways to reduce my costs with them... maybe you got the "wrong" person. I called them on Sunday about a small matter and didn't get the most helpfull person. Called back and got a gem of a person to resolve the issue.

Mar 07, 2018 05:34 AM #19
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Nina. That is a great idea.      Sheila

Mar 07, 2018 05:36 AM #20
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Sheila,
I made a huge mistake letting my domain and primary blog go when I retired.  I wasn't thinking clearly for about 3 years after my husband died.  I have regretted it ever since the fog cleared from my head. 

Mar 07, 2018 08:45 AM #21
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thank you Carol. I will call then again today and see what I can work out.    Sheila

Mar 07, 2018 08:48 AM #22
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Just recently, I got rid of my website for no particular reason except that it wasn't producing much of anything. I have no idea if it was a mistake or not but your post brings up the conversation.

Mar 07, 2018 09:57 AM #23
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Thanks Jill. Interesting. Have a good day.         Sheila

Mar 07, 2018 09:59 AM #24
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I think it would be good to have a new website so you can advertise your new love of antiques. Plus you could build a sphere of influence for your new business. My humble opinion Sheila Anderson 

Mar 07, 2018 01:40 PM #25
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good point Paul. TY       Sheila

Mar 07, 2018 01:44 PM #26
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