Updating Websites!

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Real Estate Agent with Gentry-Jackson & Assoc., Keller Williams Bluegrass

I have been trying very hard to update my website recently, as many of you probably already have! I truly believe that we are becoming a paperless community. Any and everyone turns to the web for EVERYTHING now... Christmas shopping, looking up a number on whitepages.com (I don't know the last year I had an actual phone book in my house), finding the quickest way on mapquest then having it sent to your blackberry (maps?? whats that??), using new networking sites such as facebook to keep in touch with friends and relatives (rather than an old fashion hand written letter or card), even looking up quick recipes to help us in the kitchen! You can find ANYTHING on the web. Who wouldn't take advantage of such a great thing??!!??

I really think us realtors (myself included) who are not updating our websites and making them informative and interesting are missing the boat! Rarely do people look in the newspaper anymore for a house. They automatically go straight to the internet.

I have added some new things to my website, some entertaining and some informative information to help the consumers who are looking to buy or sell. Please take a look and feel free to post a comment or suggestion! I think the best way to inprove our websites are to get out there and look at other real estate professional's sites (of course those who live in another area, not our competition lol) :) Thanks so much!

www.DANAGENTRYREALTOR.com 

Happy Holidays!

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Marty Remo
RE/MAX Benchmark- Marty Remo-CDPE, E-Pro - Monroe, NY
HV Home Team

I'm working on the same thing right now. Trying to keep it all fresh.

www.RemoRealty.com

Dec 07, 2008 07:05 AM #1
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Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

Dana, I had really let mine get out dated for a few years when real estate was "hot". I didn't need it (or thought so at the time) Over the last year I've worked on a complete new design and it has generated quite alot of business for me this year. It's definitely the wave of the future!

Dec 07, 2008 07:08 AM #2
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Dana Gentry
Gentry-Jackson & Assoc., Keller Williams Bluegrass - Lexington, KY
Dana Gentry, Realtor Lexington KY

wow yours looks awesome! I love the slide show at the bottom of the listing... thats a great idea I may have to steal that if you don't mind ;) lol

you have lots of great informative info!!

Dec 07, 2008 07:09 AM #3
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Bruce Johnson
RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach Inc., Brokerage - Wasaga Beach, ON
ABR CRS, GREEN, e-PRO

re:Updating Websites!

 

Hi Dana, I checked out your site and I found it informative and fun, especially the kid's area and the humor area. Nice job.

Cheers,

Bruce

Dec 07, 2008 07:20 AM #4
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Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

I have been good at updating my blog www.neworleanscondotrends.com and my condo site. I need to start working on my general site but its nice to do a new blog as its so easy now. I did like you music maker on your site.

Dec 07, 2008 07:35 AM #5
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Ken Cook
Content, coding, marketing, host. - Marietta, GA
Content Marketer/Creator

Hey, you know using a professional service has lots of benefits and doesn't cost as much as most people think. Even content isn't as expensive as most people think. You know, I read your blogs a lot and just realized I haven't subscibed yet but now I have.

Dec 07, 2008 07:50 AM #6
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Ella Glover
Lubbock Homes - Lubbock, TX

Thanks for the great Blog and helpful information!  I am going to do better at this.

Dec 07, 2008 07:52 AM #7
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

I've ignored mine for a couple of years during which it miraculously obtained a Google Rank of 3/10 with my Kentucky Real Estate Agents Links page getting a GR of 2/10 all by itself.

Now I'm back to updating it.

If you'd like to exchange links, let me know!

Your "Newsletter" link is broken.

Loved this joke.  I tell that to my home inspection customers all the time.

"If you want to know exactly where the property line is, just watch the neighbor cut the grass."

 

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Dec 07, 2008 09:08 AM #8
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Tracy Miller
Canton, MS
S. S. Specialist

Dana, I checked out your website.  It looks great, and you're right.  We should update our sites more often.  I need to find some time to seriously update mine. 

Dec 07, 2008 12:45 PM #9
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Dana Gentry
Gentry-Jackson & Assoc., Keller Williams Bluegrass - Lexington, KY
Dana Gentry, Realtor Lexington KY

Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback :)

Dec 07, 2008 01:14 PM #10
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Melissa Sall
Sulek & Dutton Real Estate - Saint Clairsville, OH
Realtor ~ Belmont County ~ Ohio

Hi Dana,

It's on my list to get to before the end of the year. I need to do some major personalization to my site. It's only been up and running for a few months and I haven't tweeked it too much yet.

www.sweethomeohiovalley.com

 

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