How to create a real estate website and capture your leads

Why a  real estate website in the first place?

Studies have shown 75% of buyers start their search for homes on the Internet. By starting a real estate website, you have a better chance to generate a valuable lead.

And yes, you compete with the big boys on the internet. Even before your clients see you first, you have an opportunity to let  your potential customers show good you are and advantages of working with you. As  business grows, real estate agents don’t get enough time to give personal attention to potential clients. One great way to fix this problem is create a website and put basic information up on your website. Your clients can explore and find information on their own.

Having a top quality site gives  a professional feel and thus can earn your clients’ trust. Add an efficient listing management to your site, you have an awesome website with all the bells and whistles to attract potential clients.

Quick and efficient way to start a real estate website

You need an efficient real estate listing management software  that you can manage so that your potential clients can see your listings. You also need backing of a solid web hosting company where you can host your website with the listing software.  Now you have a two-for-one solution to quickly set up your site. Arvixe, a popular and award winning web host, is now offering fast, secure and reliable Real Estate Management Hosting, specifically meant for real estate professionals.

Arvixe real estate web hosting plans include user friendly control panel (cPanel), different property listing management solution, unlimited email accounts, unlimited MySQL databases, myPhpAdmin to access database, spam and virus scanning, free domain name and more! Find out more about Real Estate Website Hosting by Arvixe. If you already have a domain name for your site, get your site and running within minutes.

How it works?

Arvixe gives you 4 popular choices for real estate managment software and you can select one. They have special hosting packages for each of these 5 choices and installation is free so that you can get started faster and don’t have to bother about installation and technical issues. You can signup for one of the 4 packages and Arvixe support will install the software for you. Support staff is friendly as well.

Steps to follow:
        1. Sign up for any Real Estate Management Web Hosting Arvixe  account:  Here you can see all 4  top real state software options with Arvixe and you can opt for most appropriate one.    You can use coupon code fbwh20 to save additional 20% off your hosting bill.   After you have signed up with Arvixe,  support staff will install the software for you and is always there to help. (Or if you are technically good, after logging in to your control panel, you can do an auto-installation of any of following software). Top 2 options are free software. Last two, are paid software, which means you have to purchase commercial license and then purchase the hosting plan from Arvixe.
          • ReOS real estate listing softwareReOS – (Recommended free option) This is the best option to get started. It is Open source software and that means it is free of cost and no need to purchase a license.  It has very appealing user interface and customers will find it easy to navigate the site as well as quickly find favorite properties.
            Highlighs here is use of Google maps integration to each listed property, which customers will find very useful.  Admins have the option for listing properties for sale, for rent as well as vacation rentals. There are separate login areas for agents, customers and site admins as well. The software also have integration for   MLS IDX and RETS Import.   This is the best free and best way to get started.  Click here to signup for RE OS Hosting package
          • Open Real Estate – Open Real Estate is a ready-to-use business solution and is based on Yii CMF, a fast working modern frameworks. It suits real estate agencies and realtors and is a ready to use business solution. Open source software and no need to purchase license for this software. Signup here for this software and hosting
          • PG Real Estate SoftwarePG Real estate software (Recommended premium option) – Very efficient. But expensive as well. Turnkey solution for a high tech realty website. Cost: $979. But you need to purchase license. After purchasing license, you can contact Arvixe with your license number and they will install the software for you. Click here to purchase license.  Click here to signup for PG Realty hosting.
          • 2daybiz Real Estate Portal – Same as above. Paid software. Purchase license and inform Arvixe support staff and they will setup for you. Here’s the hosting package for 2 daybiz real estate hosting.

          Basically, to get started quick, we recommend ReOS. It is free and you can setup site in minimal time. Note: We have removed OPenRealty  software from this list, since we feel it is cumbersome to install. We feel ReOS is better free option.

        2. Start adding your listings:  Once step above is completed, you will have a website id/password to login as adminstrator to your real estate listing site. Login as admin and you can then start adding your listings.

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