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Rainmaker
524,584
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I don't use them, I stick with Cheeseburger Sliders, Pulled Pork Sliders, mmm, hungry now. 

Apr 27, 2018 04:10 AM
Rainmaker
2,945,212
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Most people do not know any better. The other half hire web designers who do not know any better

Apr 27, 2018 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,247,802
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Heading to your post, Andrew because I am unfamiliar with this term.

Apr 27, 2018 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
534,218
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Nina Hollander for your question and  Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 for the response to enlighten me too.
One thing I know for sure is that website design that is done well, is a true art. 

Apr 27, 2018 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,000,297
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Many themes are set up to be able to use thema nd users think they are cool and clever. not putting themselves in the consumers shoes. Also they are not in control of their own sites, so cannot fight what their designers are doing. Sad and true.

Apr 27, 2018 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,508,764
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

You know I have heard this BUT ... the post does not in any way specifically say that they slow down the site. I honestly don't see anyone using them. Mine did have one but only had 2 pics go buy after 2 mins. 

Words like 'most probably' doesn't give me assurance on some of his reasons.

Apr 27, 2018 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,026,677
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good question, don't know.

Apr 27, 2018 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
2,982,593
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't know what a full width slider is. 

Apr 27, 2018 04:06 AM
Ambassador
4,066,830
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Dont know about photo sliders, but once in a while we get to the big city and enjoy a few Sliders for lunch.

Image result for White Castle Sliders

Apr 27, 2018 04:14 PM
Ambassador
3,194,479
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I think if the photos are compressed, it won't slow down the site (which seems to be why most say we shouldn't use them). I have 3 sites - one has a fixed header and it's the slowest loading (probably because of all of the photos I have on the rest of the site!) One has a 'flash' photo show and the other you can 'scroll' through (optional). 

The last two load very quickly.

Apr 27, 2018 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
2,765,939
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not use them.  Like most fashion trends, including website fashion trends, they tend to become dated in a short period of time. 

Apr 27, 2018 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
5,272,020
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not even familiar with the term.

Apr 27, 2018 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
3,049,971
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Scott Godzyk nailed this one!

Apr 27, 2018 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
731,010
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I've seen split tests that show using a slider reduced conversion rates over 50%. I'd get rid of the slider.

Apr 27, 2018 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,877,762
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

learning here....

Apr 27, 2018 02:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,478,656
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Learning....:) 

Apr 27, 2018 12:44 PM
Rainmaker
912,612
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

DIY vs. using a pro.

Apr 27, 2018 09:58 AM
Rainmaker
418,131
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

just one more thing to not render properly along with drop down menus.

Apr 27, 2018 09:15 AM
Rainmaker
77,895
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

Great question.

I guess people are under the false impression that a website must have an image covering the entire screen for it to be a "modern" website.

It's amazing how many people have huge images or sliders on their website with no immediate and clear call to action, and to make it worst, they do not have a top navigation, just the hamburger menu icon.

A side to side image is acceptable if it is not too high, so not to take the entire screen and has your most important call to action high on the page.

Do not make people look for things to do on your website, "tell" them what to do.

Apr 27, 2018 09:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,213,009
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I keep mine within the bounds of the page, not full width.

Apr 27, 2018 08:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,567,710
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Good question Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 , I think it's because some web designers must like them. My site has one and I can't get it off because my designer abondend me.

Apr 27, 2018 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,323,191
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We wholeheartedly disagree, as does the whole luxury industry.  A

Apr 27, 2018 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,557
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know.

Apr 27, 2018 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,093
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you.

Apr 27, 2018 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,697
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Traditionally we do not as the perspective  becomes distorted and full photo features are cut-off.

I think any feature on a page that gets a visitor to stay and click through is good. Not sure about these sliders though!

Apr 28, 2018 10:15 AM
Ambassador
4,298,316
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I don't use this Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Apr 27, 2018 09:39 PM
Ambassador
3,981,968
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I don't use sliders and find them annoying.

Apr 27, 2018 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,733
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

People do not understand

Apr 27, 2018 08:01 PM
Ambassador
2,345,139
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Just show me your page, without any distractions, please.

Apr 27, 2018 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,037,744
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I don't know of what you speak so I research it Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 

May 02, 2018 10:53 AM
Rainmaker
4,026,777
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am not familiar with that term either.

May 01, 2018 07:59 AM