Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services (Realtyna)

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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I have no questions, so I won't comment.

Oct 18, 2018 06:21 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

All of my questions are now answered by a highly skilled and competent person I hired. I also have a VPS and get highly trained technical people to assist with the heavy lifting on the backend.  Overall, I'm good with my website as long as the person I'm now working with stays in the business. 

I wish you all the best with your business. 

Spoiler Alert:  Telling this community to refrain from commenting is similar to catching a wild rooster.  

Oct 18, 2018 08:06 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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None at the moment, thank you!

Oct 18, 2018 06:33 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

For my the question is why technology companies do not have a simple sample site to try without being hammered on by sales people when we inquire? I would like to shop, explore and test technology without getting 10 calls in a day and without 24 emails in 2 days. 

Oct 18, 2018 06:27 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
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Fred Griffin lol!

If you want to get to know us and be a resource why are you discouraging interaction by asking us not to comment? -Kasey

Oct 18, 2018 08:01 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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This looks like advertising. Reported. 

Oct 18, 2018 07:51 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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ditto to what Fred Griffin said.... thanks, Fred!!

Oct 18, 2018 07:40 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Are you asking a question or tyring to sell something?

Oct 18, 2018 06:21 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

My question is: Is there a website builder I can use that I do not need to know any code (even HTML) and I can build the pages 100% on my own in the same fashion I use MS Publisher where I can drag and drop pictures anywhere I want, add text boxes anywhere I want, add embedded videos and audio, jpegs, giffs, etc, etc... Morgan Taylor ?

Oct 18, 2018 06:32 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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I have no ??????

Oct 18, 2018 08:14 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I have a question Morgan Taylor - I have had 2 domain names for my website for a long, long time. Should I buy a bunch of domain names with smart keywords in them & point them to my site to increase the site's SEO? 

Oct 18, 2018 07:08 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Too many to list. 

Oct 18, 2018 06:27 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Morgan,

Thank you for wanting to be a resource to the community. A

Oct 18, 2018 08:58 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

The largest frustration I have is with Wordpress plugin incompatibility. Several times I've had plugins break my site.

Oct 18, 2018 08:11 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Morgan, I would like to know more about you before I would comment.

Oct 18, 2018 08:01 AM
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Bob Crane
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We have a person that works in our market center who I visit with whenever I have an issue.

Oct 18, 2018 07:00 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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You should write posts about the topic so that you can be a resource 

Oct 18, 2018 06:28 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't know enough about the tech side of websites but find many website providers offer generic, awful sites and high prices, why?

Oct 18, 2018 12:09 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I don't have any questions for you. Good luck.

Oct 18, 2018 08:33 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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When I have questions - I get back to my webprovider and ask them.

Oct 18, 2018 08:18 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My questions all became moot when I retired from active sales!

Oct 18, 2018 06:35 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good luck.

Oct 18, 2018 10:13 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No questions here.  I understand tech and built my own site.

Oct 18, 2018 09:52 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I typically call my developer with my questions.

Oct 18, 2018 06:43 AM
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Good question Morgan Taylor.

Is there an easy way to implement direct RETS feeds onto a website in lieu of using an IDX provider? Probably more of a statement then a question since I suspect the answer depends on what each individual MLS provides.

Which "tool" is recommended to test/check website performance (GTMetrix, Pingdom, etc.) and which provides the least number of false positives (i.e. GZip is often found as missing even when in-place)?

Which WP Cache Plugins actually work and do not interfere with other plugins (WP Rocket, W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, something else)?

Which hosting company provides the best bang for the buck (speed, ease of use, etc.)

Oct 18, 2018 04:34 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Questions about website technology! Now that is a 'cosmic" request. Well, I do have a question.

1. Who can I contact for enterprise wide POD system?

2. When considering a new implementation, what is the deciding factor for choosing an APP or a Website?

3.Are all website hosting companies the same? What 'qualities' should I look for in a good hosting company?

4. As a real estate agent should I be library oriented (giving information away) or response focused?

5. Do you think this Internet thing will catch on?

PS: this is actually a good question. Such a question can provide you exceptional guidance regarding your next six months of blog material. And agents who can, will give a hint regarding what's on their mind.

I think a great question would be 'What do you expect your website to do?"  For this question to be beneficial. give a few suggested responses otherwise you get deflated responses.

OF course EVERYONE will respond, "Generate leads!"  And there is your next six months of blog material since lead generation actually is the outcome of intended purpose as juxtaposed with the practice of accidental real estate.

 

Oct 18, 2018 09:07 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Morgan, 
From looking at your blog, it appears you are doing a good job of sharing your wisdom.  That's what we're here for... to share our knowledge and learn from each other.  I don't have any specific questions, since I am retired.  Perhaps others do.

Oct 19, 2018 08:21 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

How do I enhance generic searches.

Oct 19, 2018 03:43 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

How long will websites be around!

 

Oct 19, 2018 10:42 AM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

This business is full of SEO wannabees. So much SEO does not apply in the real estate arena, had that convo yesterday with a vert astute agent. The worst case scenario is IDX and websites companies, either combined or a one stop shop, never ever educate the bill payer than IDX, websites, together do not equal SEO, yet they are happy to take the $$. It's the number one reason agents hop from one provider to another, hire people that do not know what they are doing and become totally disillusioned with the idea of having a website at all, let alone getting one that generates leads and turns into sales.

As you can tell, this is not a small or short discussion and it has been going on for decades here on AR with agents losing far too much money! 

Good luck trying to fix it, some of us have been around a long long time and we're long in the tooth.

Oct 19, 2018 09:14 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Can you  be  even more general than that? 

Oct 18, 2018 08:32 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My website host does answer any questions I have.

Oct 23, 2018 02:14 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

HMmmm

Oct 22, 2018 06:55 PM