In an effort to improve website security, Prop Data will be rolling out SSL certificates to all client websites - an upgrade that will see each website integrated with enhanced security that will better protect your online information, heighten customer trust, improve website functionality and boost your visibility on the search engines.
The content you publish on your property website is the most valuable asset to your real estate brand’s online presence. Firstly, good content will better engage your website visitors, keep them on your website for longer, improve the number of page views, reduce your website’s bounce rate and ultimately improve your website’s conversion rate and result in more high quality leads. Secondly, original content that is property related and geographically specific to your areas of operation will also boost your search engine visibility and drive high quality traffic to your website from Google and other major search engines. Finally, informative content will not only educate your website visitors but it will help position your real estate brand as a local property expert and a valuable online resource for local property information.
The purpose of your real estate website is to distribute information, promote your property listings, position your real estate brand, communicate your marketing message and ultimately convert your website visitors into high quality leads. The aim is to effectively engage your prospective buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants on your website and encourage them to take action by picking up the phone, completing an online enquiry form, or signing up for your monthly email newsletter.
Real estate agencies spend a significant amount of time and money on both their traditional and digital marketing efforts in order to reach, engage and ultimately convert prospective property buyers, tenants, landlords and sellers into high quality leads. However, despite the high cost and considerable effort that goes into the acquisition of a lead through various marketing and advertising activities, such as boards; show-houses; newspaper adverts; brochures; property portals; websites and email newsletters, to name but a few, many real estate companies fail to effectively manage their leads and as a direct result they miss out on many opportunities to convert their leads into a deal.
In today’s fast paced digital real estate market, estate agencies are relying more and more on the convenience of technology to help reduce costs and make their businesses more efficient and easier to operate. However, it wasn’t that long ago that real estate agents listed a new mandate and were then forced to manually capture the listing several times on various different platforms.
The Prop Data Management System is an advanced, yet easy-to-use, cloud-based real estate software solution that enables you to store, access and manage all your agent, office, document, listing, website and leads data from anywhere, at any time.
People want information and services and they want it on the go. Mobile devices now make up over 50% of total website traffic, making mobi sites an essential tool for promoting your real estate business and ultimately generating high-quality leads.
2016 has heralded a giant leap toward a more integrated and streamlined mobile generation. Smartphones have evolved to become an important factor in our daily lives as they effortlessly deliver a broad range of services that previously seemed impossible such as, banking and shopping from the palm of our hands. The property market has also greatly benefitted from this ‘leap’ as it has enabled real estate companies to provide their website visitors with a truly mobile property search experience.
Optimising your real estate website for mobile devices has become crucial in today’s digital savvy market, with mobile devices making up for over 50% of total website traffic. However, there are different options available in the mobile arena and this can lead to some confusion about which method works best. Therefore, this brings us to the question of whether it is best to switch to a responsive website design or develop a separate mobi website.
With the rise of Google, there has been advanced developments in its ability to deliver a wide spectrum of services to a range of businesses. One of these developments include, Google My Business, an effective tool for businesses, including real estate companies, to increase business visibility online.