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Study: Should Real Estate Websites Use Forced Registration?

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If there's one contentious issue when it comes to real estate websites, it's registration settings. Some agents swear by forced registration and others shudder at the mere mention of the words. The purpose of this blog is to provide a powerful example of how forced registration can impact real estate lead generation in a big way. What is Forced Registration? Before we jump into our experiment, let's clarify exactly what it is we mean by "forced registration." In this case, we mean t...

What's the difference between REW CRM and the REW Leads app?

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Here at Real Estate Webmasters, we've created two phenomenal lead follow-up tools for our clients to use. Both are included as part of the monthly SaaS program and both can be used to help take your business to the next level, improving your ability to follow up with clients and leads. However, despite seeming similar on the surface, REW CRM and REW Leads are two very different pieces of software. Let's break them down... REW CRM overview Mobile responsive web platform Single ...

The 2 ways to turn buyers into loyal lifelong clients

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Real Estate Webmasters recently hired a market research company to complete extensive surveys and interviews with Realtors, buyers, and sellers across North America. We gained a lot of valuable insight into the real estate industry, which we've shared throughout this blog over the past month. In this post, we're going to summarize the research that told us how Realtors can turn their buyers and sellers into loyal, lifelong clients who will be happy to share their name with all their famil...

GDPR FAQs for Realtors with websites

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In exactly one week, the European Union's new data laws go into effect. Here's what REW clients need to know... What is GDPR? GDPR is the acronym for General Data Protection Regulation, which is a series of laws that will go into effect in one week, on May 25, 2018. GDPR tackles 7 different principles of data collection and protection, a few of which apply directly to real estate sites: Principles relating to the processing of personal data Lawfulness of processing Condi...

How buyers & sellers choose their real estate agents in a digital age

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We recently hired a third-party research company to interview anonymous buyers and sellers who bought or sold property, worth between $300,000 to $1.5 Million, within the past 12 months. The participants were asked a series of questions over an hour-long interview to help us better understand their habits, opinions, and decision-making processes. We were particularly interested in finding out how buyers and sellers choose their real estate agents in this digital age. Here's what we found ...

Exploring real estate on mobile devices

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To help our clients provide better experiences to their buyers and sellers, we hired a third party research company to talk to people who have bought or sold a home within the past 12 months. This company asked a series of questions in an hour-long interview and the results were fascinating. In this blog, we'll review some of the most interesting things about mobile websites and apps that buyers and sellers had to say. Quick overview of the findings Most buyers and sellers don't ...

What people want from your real estate website

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We recently hired an independent market research company to interview 10 random people who have bought or sold a home worth at least $300,000 in the past 12 months, and ask them a series of questions over the course of an hour. When asked to describe the best real estate websites they have seen, guess what they said? Nothing. Most respondents didn't have any awesome sites to share because nothing stood out to them. The few that did comment on a website referenced the major portals, ...

Where Realtors plan to spend their marketing $ in 2018

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Towards the end of 2017, we surveyed close to 300 real estate agents across North America, checking in with nearly 200 of those Realtors to find out where they plan to spend their marketing budgets in 2018. We broke the agents into three cohorts based on GCI: GCI under $100,000 GCI between $100 - $300,000 GCI above $300,000 Then we asked them whether they intend to spend less, the same, or more in several areas of marketing to figure out where their investments were goin...

Marketing spend of top producing real estate agents

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We hired an independent market research company to survey 300 active real estate agents across the United States and Canada. These agents were asked questions on a wide variety of topics, including their marketing and spending habits. In this blog, we'll walk through the spend results and reveal the intriguing insights we saw about top-performing real estate agents. (Hint: if you think they spend differently, you're right!) First, let's take a look at what the average agent actually ma...

How do you compare to today's real estate agent?

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Curious to know how you're doing compared to most real estate agents? We were too! Real Estate Webmasters has the pleasure of working with some of the best real estate agents in the world. Our clients are passionate, enthusiastic, and often quite successful. But we wanted to get to know the entire real estate population better, and have a stronger understanding of what the average agent looks like. To achieve this goal, we hired an independent market research company to survey 300 acti...