FREE WEBSITE....DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH YOURS...HERE'S WHAT I DID WITH MINE

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Like most of us, I am constantly looking for a new way to promote my business, via the web.  Well, in my efforts, I stumbled upon a FREE website that I had never heard of, www.freewebs.com

I suddenly realized that I could use it for real estate, (and have another real estate website to keep up with), or I could use it to help invite friends and family to "keep up" with our everyday lives and experiences; because we are toooo busy to do so ourselves (I know, it's a shame, but this is what it's come too!) 

In this website, I can share the newest photos, events, videos, funny stories, and yes, BLOGS, with friends and family that live far away or just down the street.

I set it up, added a "Welcome" note, photos, guestbook and sent invites......that's it!!!!  AND IT'S FREE!!!!!!  I update it with news and photos just like I do here, but with a closer audience.   Here is a peek at mine......http://dahlhouse.webs.com

In addition, I was invited to a fantastic group here on AR by a fabulous lady.  It's called "The Diary of a Realtor" and I feel like I've already written things that I would write as a little girl in my diary or a "big" girl in my journal.  

Deb at Brooks Prime Properties, the founder, describes it like this..."Diary of a Realtor can be used to put your "personal foot forward" and leave records in the end for your children, family members and friends. Imagine having an entire life's story pieced together to hand down to your children."  Here is a peek at my "Realtor Diary";  http://activerain.com/blogsview/635356/Thanks-for-the-invite and a peek at the group; http://activerain.com/groups/diary.

I encourage you to make a website with family photos and events, JUST FOR THE FAMILY, the minimal SEO is a tiny perk compared to the happiness nana, papa, aunts, uncles and friends will feel when they know they are still part of the family,  when they are soooo far away OR also tooooo busy!

Make the best of what we have each day and do what you can to make someone else's day!

 

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Jennifer A. Martin, REALTOR® 

Bancroft Realty, LLC 

Direct: (469)-450-2129

Jenniferamartin777@gmail.com

 

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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

This is a great idea! My sister actually had one of these where she posted recent photos and other fun things! It was great to be able to grab snapshots of family members that I might otherwise not have seen nor had access to. I am going to check out freewebs.com Thanks!

Aug 12, 2008 06:12 AM #1
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Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
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You should go to GoDaddy.com and purchase a custom web address to forward to your free site... cost is about $9 per year.

I like your background pic.

Cameron

P.S. Now why would a real estate agent want a Zillow widget on his/her website????!!!!

Aug 12, 2008 06:17 AM #2
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Bill C. Merrell
Merrell Institute ~ Appraisal Education Network - Bohemia, NY
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Thanks for the information.

I will try it today.

Bill

 

Aug 12, 2008 06:17 AM #3
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Jennifer A. Martin
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Hey Rich - It really is fun for everyone and the family and friends LOVE IT!  It doesn't take long to put together and maintain either, which is GREAT!  Thanks for stopping by!

Cameron - Great idea, thanks!  Zillow?  Because of the mortgage calculator that directs to my profile, then to my website. Y not?

Bill - Give it a shot!  Thanks for commenting!

Aug 12, 2008 06:17 AM #4
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

I like the idea about the free website.  I will definately check it out.  You are so right when it comes to keeping up with everyone.  Hopefully, this is a way that everyone can keep up with us.

Aug 12, 2008 06:30 AM #5
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Jennifer A. Martin
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Hi Troy - It is so difficult these days to do EVERYTHING on our lists these days and this really makes it easy to stay in touch!  And everyone loves a FREEBIE!!

Aug 12, 2008 06:33 AM #6
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Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert
I checked it out. Thats a nice little site. Something to use (if I find the time).
Aug 12, 2008 06:37 AM #7
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Kaleb Kunz
Logan, UT

Thanks for the info!

Cache Valley Real Estate

Aug 12, 2008 06:43 AM #8
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Jimmy McCall
JimmyMcCall.com - Cunningham, TN
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Jennifer,  Your personal website is awesome.  How do they offer it for free?  I do  a lot of personal stuff here in the rain because I know family and friends read it.  But I might cnsider the personal website touch. Thank you for the information.

Aug 12, 2008 07:26 AM #9
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Jennifer A. Martin
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Chuck and Kaleb, thanks for taking the time to comment!

Jimmy, thanks!!!!!!  I'm pretty sure they can do it for free because of the ads that put on them.  I can CHOOSE to pay for the site and the ads will not be there, but for free, they don't bother me that much!!

Aug 12, 2008 11:38 AM #10
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Tim and Pam Cash
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Jennifer, thanks much for the link and info!

Aug 12, 2008 11:44 AM #11
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Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Jennifer, I checked it out and it looks awesome! What a cool idea. We are soooo lucky to have these things at our fingertips. Who could ask for more??? I'm sending my daughter there. She will love it for her family.

I'm so glad you've joined us! Later in the rain~Deb

Aug 12, 2008 12:22 PM #12
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Jennifer A. Martin
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Tim and Pam - You're welcome!

Deb, thanks again!  I'm happy to be here!  I hope this generated some new members!

Aug 13, 2008 02:43 AM #13
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