When it comes to the new age of real estate agents, effectively using the internet to propel your real estate business is going to become more and more crucial to your success. As I have said in my Real Estate Marketing: Traditional vs Modern post, Trulia.com reports that some 82% of home buyers begin their search for that new home online.
This is an astounding statistics, and it should tell you one thing with regard to your real estate business, you must have an online presence. Now there is a difference between having a website, and having a website that generates leads and sales for your business. But not to jump ahead, you must start with having a website.
To do that, you’ll need 2 things. A domain name and web hosting for that domain. The easiest way to get started is to head over to Hostgator, select the cheapest hosting account (currently their “Hatchling” plan which is something like $4.95/month), and walk through the steps to get a hosting account setup.
The first step will be to enter your domain. If you do not already have one, choose the “Register a New Domain” option, and enter your desired domain name. Go to Real Estate Internet Marketing Tip #3 for help with selecting the appropriate domain name for your business. (***THIS IS CRITICAL***)