Gary Lucido, Chicago's Full Service Discount Real Estate Broker (Lucid Realty, Inc.)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If you are finding poor online reviews it may be a company to avoid.

Dec 22, 2019 09:32 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I would take those reviews very seriously, Gary!

Move on to another one!

Dec 22, 2019 09:51 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Never heard of them

Dec 23, 2019 02:12 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have used them for many years. Be sure to read the contract you sign - and make sure they honor it.  However, the website is great and we have had a ton of success with them. https://www.bendpremierrealestate.com/ Our current website is 4 years old and over the years we have worked with REW, we have generated over 30,000 leads (used a different system before the current website).

Dec 23, 2019 07:18 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sorry.. have never heard of them. If on-line reviews have been abysmal, why are you still considering them?

Dec 23, 2019 05:08 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
TOP LISTING AGENT ALONG THE BEACH

No experience here, good luck.

Dec 23, 2019 04:10 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never heard of them.

Dec 23, 2019 04:04 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I thought he gave rew up and went into the restaurant business.

Dec 23, 2019 03:27 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I've not heard of the company.  Take the advice of Lynnea Miller - the only comment here with direct experience with the company.

Dec 23, 2019 07:51 AM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

No clue!

Dec 23, 2019 05:56 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not a good sign when no one has heard of them and bad online reviews.

Dec 23, 2019 05:28 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Comments here from our Rain friends say, RUN AWAY!

Dec 23, 2019 06:03 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
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It used to be, if you really wanted to know, you asked all your friends and family and then some, about their opinion.  Today, a review, or lack of, has replaced the way we base our way we ask. An online review from another person, is as good as one from a friend and online reviews are the way to go.

Trust your instinct my friend.

Dec 23, 2019 04:56 AM
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Ken Jones
Realty ONE Group Central - Freehold, NJ
There's no substitute for Experience.

Gary Lucido Having had the experience of creating websites since the mid 1990's, I have created all of my own websites from 1997 to this very day. And, I've also created websites for others.

In my experience, I think that most people who hire a so-called "webmaster" become victims of their own ignorance about what it takes to create a website.

By that I mean, that many of these alleged web creators merely provide your info in a stock template. Unfortunately, they charge you as if they actually created the site from scratch.

Basically, many web creators are scam artists.

Good luck!

Dec 23, 2019 09:04 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have NOT dealt with them Gary Lucido but over the years I have dealt with a few others. #1) Stay away from anyone who requires a contract greater than month to month. I was locked into one (who is active here in AR) that was absolutely HORRIBLE! They feel far short of their promises, including linking to my MLS, but they would not let me out of the agreement. It was a nightmare.

Dec 23, 2019 06:15 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When there is no doubt...the journey begins to refine itself. Press-on & stay Lucid....

Dec 23, 2019 06:07 AM
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Melissa Bates
Remax - Brentwood Bay, BC

I will start out by saying that I am a current Real Estate Webmasters customer, but they aren't my first rodeo.

 

I have tried a few other companies, but honestly, the results weren't there. REW is the only provider that has even come close to helping our business grow. Their websites are set up properly with SEO, so your site is good to go as soon as it launches.

Our ROI has been crazy this past year, averaging about 10x our cost. The CRM helps our team follow up with leads, without anyone getting lost. I truly love our site, and the management of it keeps us going.

 

When we first starting looking to move our site from another company (I don't want to bad mouth them, because I don't want to offend), we saw the reviews too. I can only guess it's because of price. They aren't cheap, but they are also far from expensive, especially when you look at your returns. So glad we didn't listen to the reviews, it would have been a costly mistake.

 

My best recommendation is talk to them. They really know their stuff, and truly want you to succeed. It's been a refreshing change of pace from our past experiences with other companies, and I totally recommend them. Our sales guy is Jeff Whitby, ask for him. He is incredible, and most importantly honest and funny too. 

Good luck with your site - it's a headache at this stage, but gets easier once it's up, unless you make the same mistakes we did, lol.

Dec 23, 2019 12:37 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I decided not  to use them after a few weeks of negotiations and discussions.

Dec 23, 2019 12:32 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good luck.

Dec 23, 2019 09:39 AM
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Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

For what I've seen REW has very fast-loading and good-looking websites. But, they are very expensive.

Not sure about the reviews, but if it has anything to do with rankings, just understand that no website will rank out of the gate. A lot of work and expense has to be put in SEO for it to rank.

Even with the same system, one agent could be getting 200 leads per month, while another could get 5.

By the way, for those that think the poster was asking about a webmaster in general,  "Real Estate Webmasters" is a company like Real Geeks, iHomeFinder, etc.

Dec 23, 2019 09:13 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

sorry, I don't have any feedback....

Dec 23, 2019 09:00 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I looked at their product years ago when redesigning my site.  For the most part, it wasn't anything I couldn't do myself.

Dec 23, 2019 08:52 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I took a quick look. It is OK. It will not get you leads as much. 

Dec 23, 2019 07:14 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Anything within real estate used by real estate agents will have significantly large population of those who like and dislike EVERYTHING.

The real issue is those real estate agents  who experience disappointment, just like the typical consumer, feels compelled to tell ten people.

Unless the review and comments are validated by the credentials of the writer (It didn't work for me is not a valid response to ANYTHING)  it is nothing more than another agent who wanted it done for them.

All of these programs work, but not for everyone.  And we hear mainly from the 'not for everyone' group.

Now, to give some informed response to your question one must ask, "What do you expect your new website to do for you and your business?"

If it is to be a pipeline, email address collector accomplished by posting entertaining video, the requirements are much different than zeroing in on the 90 day market for real estate buyers and sellers. 

It is a website. They all need care and feeding. Care and feeding is typicly where the wheels come off the wagon for most real estate agents.

Dec 23, 2019 05:29 AM
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Debbie Gartner thanks for tagging me. I am surprised by the number of agents who have not heard of REW. They are one of the biggest players in real estate websites.

I know many people who have used them and have heard nothing but complaints. While their sites are set up well to succeed they are extremely expensive. You will be nickel and dimed on every change you want to make.

For me I would never want to have to ask someone to make a simple change to my site - I would want that control.

In my opinion, you can do just a well with a well-optimized Wordpress site.

Dec 25, 2019 04:54 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Never heard of that company. 

Dec 23, 2019 06:27 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

No experience with them. If in doubt Gary - toss it out! There are plenty of other website companies who may do a wonderful job for you. Ask Craig Daniels for advice, he is a tech guru! 

Dec 23, 2019 05:49 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Have not heard of them...why woud you go to someone who has abysmal reviews?  A

Dec 23, 2019 09:14 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Great answers. 

Dec 26, 2019 06:36 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I have heard good things about them (and some complaints) and that they are VERY expensive and very expensive to make small tweaks.

 

I have heard that their site speed is great and that's really important for user experience and SEO.  But, I'll also say that if you know what you're doing, you can solve/mostly solve this issue via hosting, CDN's, proper image size and compression. (e.g I am pay $100/month in hosting and it's well worth it and may upgrade at some point next year).

 

The problem w/ the input you're getting here (esp w/ those that haven't heard of them) is that many here don't even have their own websites/don't invest much money in their blogs, so they just don't know.

 

I know that some real estate agents have been super successful w/ them.  I also know that that there are others that do even better wo/ them.  I'm not a real estate agent, so you can take my input w/ a grain of salt.

 

Paging Bill Gassett who is more in tune with all of this and can give you a much better answer than I can. He knows more of the inner workings and more people that use them.

Dec 25, 2019 03:47 AM
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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

Sorry, never heard of them.

Dec 24, 2019 03:14 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Never heard of them.

Dec 24, 2019 12:19 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Never heard of them. Those reviews are sending a message.

Dec 23, 2019 07:44 PM