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    Opening my own realty firm next week and need a website. In the past I have paid THOUSANDS of $$$ for various websites/development/hosting and have been sorely no, irately dissappointed in what I got and the ROI from it. I need a website for my business/myself that is easy to access, edit, and is user friendly. It needs to have an IDX link to my local real estate board database where people can search for homes either in a batch mode or single search and still have areas wehre I can input Featured Home Listings. I would of course want my picture(s).....and some verbal content that makes me sound both educated and friendly.

    I own the domain name I wish to use thanks to GoDaddy. hoosierheritagerealty.com and if I could come up with a good email for this site that would be great also.


    anyone with experience out there?

    Corporate colors are Navy blue and gold (see above Pacer colors) Indiana State flag could be part of the design (my gma was a cousin to the designer)

    I will be talking with designers for the next couple of days but they are expensive and I cannot afford what they will probably want.
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    I would be your guy in a couple more semesters. I am taking the IT program at Ivy Tech. Unfortunately I have not taken any of those classes yet. Looks like fall is where I will get that fun.

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    Good luck and have tons of fun getting there
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    You know it's a different world when you see Indygeezer talking about his own website!

    It's a long way from magnetic signs on car doors!
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    You could take a nice trip to Hawaii with the money I've thrown at web developers (and those who host) over the years. They have all been useless boring wastelands. I should have taken the money and bought a new car....in fact I may be talking myself out of this attempt but I know that something is better than nothing when people ask about your business website.
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    You could take a nice trip to Hawaii with the money I've thrown at web developers (and those who host) over the years. They have all been useless boring wastelands. I should have taken the money and bought a new car....in fact I may be talking myself out of this attempt but I know that something is better than nothing when people ask about your business website.
    You need to know exactly what you want. Don't have a web developer make one. Go though reality websites until you finally find what you want and then have someone make you a copy.

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    Have you looked into using something like Square space? Pick a template and change it to your liking. Its cheap and reliable. Not sure what you can/want you to do, but its pretty easy to use.

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    I'd look into some web based real estate software, thats going to act as your business portal. Most of those software packages will also include the option for developing a website with a user friendly content management system that will allow you to update things.

    I'm not sure how you have gone about hiring web designers in the past, but in such a niche market as real estate were the site has to have what I would call intuitive and flawless functionality for your customers, the #1 criteria you need to from a web designer is proven ability in that niche. So ask your designers to lead you through the sites they have designed for other real estate companies. Whether you end up hiring a web developer or a web designer.... If they haven't done one before, then they probably not capable of delivering what you are looking for.

    Also make sure you ask for Responsive design to your site. That way it scales easily from a mobile phone, a tablet, and PC.
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    Thank you. In the past Ive used several that were supposed to be real estate specialists....bleah. I do have a client who is also looking to move her business.. Her company is an advertising firm and handles some companies you'd recognize but dayum. Giving me a real break it is 3grand to set up a marketing account which includes a real estate website, twitter, facebook....all of the various social medias. Then consulting and maintaining the various sites is another $300 a month.
    Yikes If she'd buy that home and office space then I could afford her but at the moment.............
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