Real Estate Internet Marketing
can turbo charge your income potential. If you don't have a website you
might not realize all the great things one, or
even two or three of them can do for you.
Web sites are arguably some of the best tools available for Real Estate Internet Marketing.
Maybe you think there isn't any point in it right now because you're either just getting started or you're already an established veteran and you've gotten along thus far without one.
Maybe you even think real estate internet marketing is too complicated, and a lot of work for little reward. Or, maybe you even paid big bucks for a real estate web site site way back when and it never did a thing for you but take your money.
1. People Will Look for You On line.
Sooner or later, someone's going to type your name, and/or the name of your real estate web site into a search engine. What do you want them to find? Nothing?
These are people who want to find you, and if you don't have a website then you're letting them down – they expect you to be on line. For many people, you might as well not exist if you can't be found with a search engine.
Not having a website is like not bothering to get listed in the phone book. Whether it's customers or old school friends you're hoping for, very few people are going to find you if you aren't online.
A web site alone will establish you as a presence in the realm of Real estate internet marketing. You might be able to work around it on the web, but why handicap yourself unnecessarily?
2. Web Sites Are Cheap - They Cost Next to Nothing
Real estate internet marketing can be done relatively inexpensively these days. Sure, you can spend thousands of dollars optimizing your website to generate traffic, but when done right you can generate "organic" traffic without spending a dime.
For example, I went live with "Real-Estate Marketing-Talk.Com" the latter part of Sept 05 and averaged 42 visitors a day in November through Thanksgiving Day! What's really impressive is that I didn't spend a dime advertising it!
Once upon a time it cost a lot to run a website – but those days are long gone. You can even do it yourself and have an exceptionally good looking and income generating web site. It's never been cheaper to have a real estate website than it is today and is all the more reason for having your own.
3. Real estate internet marketing Web Sites Are Great Advertising.
You can save lots of money when marketing real estate via the Internet. Whatever you're advertising – your services, your products, or just yourself – a website is a great way to do it.
Every other kind of advertising going costs a premium, especially if you want to target a specific kind of person, and there's no guarantee that they're paying attention.
Websites are like brochures that are free to reproduce, interactive, and quickly distributed to people who are already looking for them. No advertising medium even comes close to the ease-of-use and effectiveness of a website.
4. A Real Estate Website is a Worldwide Presence.
Real estate internet marketing is a growing phenomenon. When you market real estate via the Internet it doesn't matter whether someone is next door to you or on the other side of the world – they can see your website just the same as anyone else can, at no extra cost to you or to them.
Phone and postage can cost enormous amounts of money, but a real estate marketing website lets you send information anywhere without any extra effort or expense; and lightening fast, too!
You can make friends and contacts in places you've never been and will never go – suddenly, marketing for real estate globally is no more effort than working locally.
5. Your Real Estate Website Can Make You Money.
Using your web site as an Real estate internet marketing tool is almost a no brainer. There's a lot of money on the web, and it's not hard to get some – the longer you're online for, the bigger your share can get.
Be bold - monetize your web site, meaning don't give away everything for FREE! If you've written something useful to buyers and sellers - sell it to them! You won't get rich overnight, but you can set up a steady trickle of income... and there's no limit to the number of trickles you can set up.
6. Your Website Can Save You Time.
Giving out information takes time, whether it's on the phone, or in brochures, or even if it's just emailing your family. You can save money and time on your Real estate internet marketing campaigns. All your family and friends can read your online diary (known as a weblog), which you only have to write once.
Customers can see your whole menu of services, without ever needing to talk to you or visit you until they're ready to access them.This is the power of internet marketing; things are written only once, but can be downloaded endlessly – a good website runs itself, and keeps being useful to people for much longer than you'd expect.