Real estate sure has come a long way in the last couple of decades. No longer is paper the top choice for advertising (whether that be general mailers, postcards, flyers or print ads). Today's buyer is typically pretty tech-savvy. In the hustle and bustle of today's consumer, more and more people are even shying away from their computer screens to seek information on their smartphones. But not all smartphones are created equal. Your website may look fantastic on a regular laptop or desktop. But, view it on a smartphone and you could see a completely different picture. That's why you need a mobile website now!
Websites use a certain amount of bandwidth to be viewed. On a mobile device, this could cause a problem with load time, missing information, etc. In fact, most cell phone companies will not allow websites that aren't optimized for mobile use to be viewed in their entirety on a mobile device because the bandwidth can get too expensive to provide. Since most people accessing the internet via their smartphones are really looking for a few key pieces of information, a much simpler mobile-friendly site is recommended. That's exactly what a mobi site does for you.
As a real estate professional, you want a potential client (buyer or seller) to be able to view information from anywhere at any time. Make it easy for them to view your listings on their smartphones with a mobile website. They aren't expensive to create, they are easy to maintain and you will have taken the next evolutionary step in your real estate marketing. There are also a separate set of search engines specifically for mobile websites. So, if your website isn't mobile-friendly as well as optimized for the mobile search engines, chances are your site will be relegated to the bottom of the mobile search engine rankings where no one will find you.
Second Self can create a mobile website for you quickly, easily and efficiently. All you have to do is contact us to tell us that you need a mobile website now. Click here for a free one-half hour consultation. We'd love to work with you!
Originally posted on my Real Estate Support Blog here: http://real-estate-support.com/2011/12/why-you-need-a-mobile-website/.