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No... a company web site is important for public visability and respect
I think the company websites are important, just because people know the name. Agent websites are getting better, but more people know REMAX, than any agent that works there.
Ryan Huggins - Thousan...
Thousand Oaks, CA
I think that it is important for all to have a website, though many are so overloaded with crap that you cannot even find something important like a contact number and email address.
No. Company websites have many purposes, not just to find homes.
Not yet. My broker says he gets lots of leads on his website.
I get a lot of business from mine, so, no, not obsolete.
In my franchise it's all about the agent, not the company, so yes, I would say that.
Better not be, I just spend 1 hour with my web person today!
No it is not.
I do not think so. At the very least it provides contact information and can be a good hub for data and agent info.
Jack they have value as long as they stay updated and with the times. Many do not.
I don't think so. Our company has a really good one, and the idea is to attract new clients and new agents.
I feel that would depend on the company site. I am an advocate for agents having their own site ... but they need to work on it so it ranks.
I think agent websites are more important than company/broker websites.
The good ones are incredibly important.
The bad ones are not.
The good ones without proper feeder systems are ineffective
The bad ones with good feeder systems are ineffective.
Most broker and franchise sites are to lure newbies into the fold, Newbies have no idea they are seeing a facade masquerading as a vital resource.
I will say I get many leads from the REMAX.com website.
San Jose, CA
I hope not
The big companies rank high in the searches, and have a link to us. I strive to rank my own site higher.
It does have a little google juice that rubs off on me.
Our own personal site is what makes our phones ring.
Company websites remain important for name visibility!
If I am reading your question right I thought you were talking about my Broker's website. I have my own and send everything to my own website. I think it is important to capture leads and have something to send business to. I don't think my Broker's website is beneficial for me, but mine is.
Not with my company. It's always on the first page of results after the huge portals like realtor.com, zillow, etc.
We have a nice website.
I am working very hard to rebrand my website and team. I'm doing my best to make this a user information site.
Jack Lewitz - you may be right to an extent. Though web presence is a great idea for companies/brokerages.
I don't think company websites are obsolete but agree that many of them are not user friendly.
In my opinion, yes. Search is all they want and google does that pretty well.
I think the mobile apps are taking over however a website is still important to the not as tech savvy people who will use the websites. People are busier these days than over so I am seeing more mobile app users.
No way, Jack Lewitz The weak will disappear but the strong will dominate
We have a website and the intention is to draw new clients. SO I would say having an up to date site is important and a must have.
If AMP and Project Upstream work as intended and the money is there to make it so, it should accelerate the decline as well as eliminate most of the IDX outreach.
I don’t they are or should be obsolete ? The challenge is that web sites do best when they have a very narrow focus and a real estate company is trying to address, sellers, buyers, distressed properties, home search, recruiting agents, and the list goes on and on. And that all should look good and work well on a mobile device.