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#410812 - 08/01/12 03:09 PM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: Cabela Creek]
ducourtier Offline
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Registered: 08/01/12
Posts: 108
Loc: Gatineau, Quebec
I'm paying 700$ every 6 months for 2 years for mine but its the most robust on the market thanks to this web company in Montreal

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#416190 - 11/28/12 04:34 AM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: Cabela Creek]
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 18
Loc: USA
If you are in wordpress then the time is your expenditure not the money.


Edited by Chris@fl (11/28/12 04:34 AM)

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#422413 - 04/08/13 11:46 AM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: Cabela Creek]
Kerry Panchoo Offline
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Registered: 04/08/13
Posts: 4
Loc: Canada
as a professional web designer, my advice for web design is this:
- Get a good hosting company; hostmonster isnt bad around $250 for 2 years
- Create YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Goolge+ accounts
- Choose a Content Management System- i prefer Joomla because there are few real estate extensions that work- but only worth it if you've got a tonne of listings
- Get a writer to write a few pages for you, your max spend should be $100 if you're using Elance
- Get someone with a good camera and lights to take good shots of you $250 max. A pro photographer will cost you tonnes, you can get a deal from the coupon companies.
- Use a company from off elance to do create the site for you. Your max budget should be $400 for logos, design and implementation.

Must have pages:
- Bio
- Testimonials
- Listings
- Awards/Successes
- Links to your social network accounts

In total you're looking at about $1000 for the first time, you should do updates every 6-9 months adding testimonials, new photos etc. changing the theme of the site, adding new technologies etc. May cost you a couple hundred for periodic updates.

Websites are marketing costs and should be treated as such, i've met a few realtors who are under the assumption that a site created in 2005 is working just fine.

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#422447 - 04/09/13 04:48 AM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: Chris@fl]
Scintillion Offline
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Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 437
Loc: Colorado, USA
Originally Posted By: Chris@fl
If you are in wordpress then the time is your expenditure not the money.


Just saw this but this is correct....I like Wordpress sites. They are simple enough to use that someone who has never built a website before can operate them. They are also inexpensive from a price standpoint, but can definitely be time consuming. smile

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#423544 - 05/08/13 09:06 PM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: Cabela Creek]
AbbyInglis Offline
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Registered: 05/08/13
Posts: 5
Loc: Australia
Website mostsly build within a range of $200 to $300 but ecommerce type website take much. It may starts from $800 and has no limit. Bigger the website, bigger will be the amount.

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#423817 - 05/14/13 03:20 PM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: SaltspringRE]
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Registered: 03/29/09
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Loc: Los Angeles ,CA
500 hours making it OUCH
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#424331 - 05/27/13 11:13 AM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: johnnyloans]
Scintillion Offline
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Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 437
Loc: Colorado, USA
Originally Posted By: johnnyloans
500 hours making it OUCH


Some websites take way more than this. smile

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#424346 - 05/28/13 03:41 AM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: Cabela Creek]
Kjmendy Offline
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Registered: 05/16/10
Posts: 935
Loc: London, Ontario
I used Wordpress and the Studio Press based themes. Cost me $300 to get up and running.

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#424508 - 05/31/13 07:37 PM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: Kjmendy]
johnnyloans Offline
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Registered: 03/29/09
Posts: 870
Loc: Los Angeles ,CA
If your time is worth that of an office assistant $10 an hour and you spent 500 hours on a website that website cost you $5,000.
If your time is worth that of a real estate professional $50 an hour for 500 hours that website cost you $25,000. What is your return on investment?
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#424609 - 06/03/13 04:01 AM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: johnnyloans]
Bigtoe Offline
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Registered: 10/14/07
Posts: 2273
Loc: Outer Banks
Originally Posted By: johnnyloans
If your time is worth that of an office assistant $10 an hour and you spent 500 hours on a website that website cost you $5,000.
If your time is worth that of a real estate professional $50 an hour for 500 hours that website cost you $25,000. What is your return on investment?

The problem is it is next to impossible to hire someone to create and maintain a good site and get someone who can get the job done. Over the years I have hired close to 10 website developers and the money lost because of them far exceeds $25k.

There are some of them on this forum and the empty meaningless posts they make for the links are an embarrassment to the agent who hired them.
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#424920 - 06/10/13 02:39 PM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: Cabela Creek]
Investorguy601 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 23
Loc: Lewisville, Tx
Everyone is talking about the website, don't go spending $1000 on a website. You should easily find someone to do a great job on your website for about $500 or less. What you have to focus on is the seo. Getting traffic to your site. If know one see your site it don't matter how good it looks. So spend your money on getting traffic too your site. Wordpress is great for seo and it's easy to manage. Wordpress also have plugins that you can use to fix the site how you want it. One thing every website need is a free gift that will attract buyers and seller to their site. Create a free report and give it away in exchange for a name and email. That way you will have leads that you can follow up with.

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#426315 - 07/25/13 06:49 AM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: Investorguy601]
Nashville Homes Offline
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Registered: 07/25/13
Posts: 113
Loc: Nashville, TN
As a web professional working for an agent, I absolutely agree on this. SEO is more important than the website, bar none. If you come up at the top of a google search for real estate in your area, you are guaranteed a certain amount of clicks. A good website will just help increase your conversion.

For example, if you have a massive, custom-coded content with deep, superior content? Expect a good $2000 for top-of-the-line. However, the ROI on that if you have great SEO is impressive if everything goes well once you establish client contact with the lead. :)

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#426461 - 07/29/13 05:40 AM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: Cabela Creek]
Carina Roan Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/29/13
Posts: 4
Loc: NC
I understand that most of you are focusing on a Website for desktop users, But did you know that more than 20% of world's Internet traffic comes from Mobiles and that is one of the most shopaholic traffic.

You are losing out a lot of customers and clients if your website is not mobile friendly.

Checkout a Demo mobile site I made : http://www.boxincart.com/mobile/simulator/

Thanks! :)

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#429182 - 10/08/13 11:21 PM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: Cabela Creek]
philpropexpert Offline
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Registered: 10/08/13
Posts: 32
Loc: Philippines
For me, it initially cost $500 (Phil peso P20,000) graphics, all the customized touch that I want. Then around $50 to $ 100 (depending on the upgrades)

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#430150 - 11/10/13 04:19 PM Re: What did your website cost? [Re: Cabela Creek]
Joe Hayden Offline
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Registered: 03/10/13
Posts: 52
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
I don't want to get into the cost of my site specifically, but I definitely suggest getting at least a basic template site from a reputable real estate website provider (I use Sierra Interactive). I know lots and lots of people swear by Wordpress sites and I have my fair share of those sites in my arsenal, but unless you know what you are going a good basic template site can be your best investment.

Just start blogging and adding content to the site on a regular basis and keep in mind that your goal is to provide value to your customers and clients. If you take that approach, in time you will begin to see success with your site.
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