Market Your Real Estate Website with Property Widgets

We have already discussed the importance of using social media in marketing real estate. Today we’d like to add that an important part of any real estate social media marketing campaign is using property widgets.

Property widgets are dynamic buttons that you can place online to showcase and promote your listings. A property widget is an excellent teaser – it shows just enough to entice people and make them want to click on the widget, which then takes them to your agent website.

At Real Estate Sites, we deeply believe in utilizing social media marketing as much as possible. Therefore, we automatically create an RSS feed for your listings. This enables you to build property widgets and post them to your blog, to micro blogging sites such as Twitter, and to social networking sites such as Facebook.

Because RSS is dynamic, and changes whenever you change your listings or add a new listing, your widget will automatically reflect that – the widget gets updated whenever you add or remove a listing.

By adding a property widget to your various social media outlets, you can create more awareness around your offerings, strengthen your brand, and drive highly targeted traffic to your agent website.

Real Estate Leads: The Importance of Quick Follow Up

Our goal is to capture as many real estate leads for you as we can. This means that just about every page on your agent website will come with a lead generator. Your clients can request additional information about a listing, request a CMA, sign up for free listing updates, download a report or check out the recent home sales in their neighborhood – ALL of which require them to enter their contact information.

Once you have captured a real estate web lead, it is crucial that you immediately follow up on that lead if you want to close a transaction. Many real estate professionals find that with good online real estate marketing campaigns, lead generation is not that hard anymore, but you still face the challenge of turning those leads into lifelong customers.

The most important thing you can do to turn real estate leads into customers is to follow up, and the sooner, the better. Imagine being able to contact a lead while they are still browsing your real estate site – that would be the ultimate in capturing leads!

Our Real Estate Sites enable you to do just that. When you use our agent site, you receive instant leads by a text message. With our LEADS2TEXT service, you can have your website leads sent immediately to your text-enabled cell phone.

If someone fills out a form on your website, our program will convert their message to text and transmit it to your cell phone, so you can follow up while your prospect is still viewing your website! This is one of the best ways to turn such a prospect into a customer, so make sure you take advantage of this free service.

Drive More Traffic to your Listing Website with Online Classifieds

New craigslist flyers

We’ve already discussed the importance of marketing and promoting your single property websites after you have created them.

We also said that as real estate professionals, we are very aware of how busy you are and so have made it our goal to include as many useful tools and features as possible in our listing websites in order to make the important task of marketing your website significantly easier.

One of the best features we have included in our property websites is providing you with an html snippet of your website. This html snippet enables you to easily cut and paste your data into online classified sites such as the very popular Craigslist, Backpage or Ebay.

Don’t forget to take advantage of this free service. Craigslist can be a powerful tool for generating free traffic to your property website. It is one of the most popular websites in the world, with millions of daily visitors.

Regularly posting relevant Craigslist classifieds that point to your listings and include a link to your property websites have the potential of driving significant amounts of highly targeted traffic to your property websites. Get in the habit of using our handy html snippet for each listing and you can see a real difference in the amount of traffic your site receives.

New Online Classified Flyers

Great news! We just released our new flyer builder that will allow you to post your listings (in style) on craigslist.org!

The new and improved flyer builder allows you to:

  • Choose your photos
  • Choose your layout
  • Choose your color scheme
  • Choose a graphic header
  • Track your results — see how many times the flyer was viewed and clicked!

You can use the html code that is generated to also post your flyer on your blog or anywhere that allows html posting. The craigslist flyers are just the tip of the iceberg! Be on the look out for our new Agent Announce service that will send these flyers to agents in your area alerting them of new listings, price updates, or status changes. You will be able to send out 1,000 e-flyers using our database of agents for as low as $10.00. In addition to agent announce, we are improving our professionally printed products as well. Soon, in addition to our line of Just Listed, and Just Sold postcards, you will be able to order beautifully designed flyers to match your website and brand identity.

Our new craigslist flyer builder program is available FREE of charge to all Listing Domains users —  And coming soon for Real Estate Site users.

Get More Traffic to your Property Website with Listing Syndication

Creating a single property website for each of your listings is an excellent way to use online tools to enhance your real estate marketing efforts.

However, as any seasoned webmaster knows, creating a website is not enough – you need to make sure the website is actually found by search engines and by potential home buyers.

At Listing Domains, we are aware that you need to market your website, and we are also very aware of how busy you are and how little time you have to engage in marketing efforts. This is why we included so many social media and online marketing tools in our single property websites. The tools are built right in, so that you can easily use them to promote your listings. In many cases, the tools are doing the work for you.

Whenever you create a single property website with Listing Domains, we automatically feed your website to all the major search engines such as Google and Bing. We also add your meta tags for you, to make sure each website is indexed properly by search engines.

In addition to sending your property websites to search engines, we also feed them to major property website portals, including GoogleBase, Trulia, Zillow, and more.

Making sure your website is included in search engines and in property website portals helps your website get the most traffic in the least amount of time.