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Why You Need a Mobile Website

Why You Need a Mobile WebsiteReal 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!

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant – Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn’t Enough of You to Go Around!

Originally posted on my Real Estate Support Blog here: http://real-estate-support.com/2011/12/why-you-need-a-mobile-website/.

Comment balloon 5 commentsPamela Cendejas • December 15 2011 04:57PM

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Hi Pamela, thanks for the information about Mobile web sites, I agree more buyers are accessing their information with handheld devices, it makes sense to have a site optimized for these devices.

 

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Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) over 7 years ago

Hi Pamela - Couldn't agree more with you.   I actually have my own mobile website app - Get the Skinny from McKinney and it is free on droids, iPhones and Crackberries.   Our company also has mobile website.   Thanks for sharing the great blog.

Posted by Bud & Beth McKinney, Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United (RE/MAX UNITED) over 7 years ago

Hi Adrian - Take it a little further and create a mobile site exclusively for your listings.  Post the QR code on all your advertising, including the side rider, and direct the interested buyer to the specific listing they may be standing outside of.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

Hi Bud and Beth - Love the "Get the Skinny...." Very clever.  Thanks for your response.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

Hello Pamela

It was really nice to ready you post.Totally agree to you as buyers are much afficient know a days with there smart deveices so it is necessary to optimize web-site.

 

Thanks for sahring..!

Posted by abhijit over 6 years ago

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