WordPress Website Design for Realtors
WordPress started as a platform / system just for blogging, but has evolved into a full content management system and so much more through the thousands of themes, plugins and widgets available. On WordPress.Org you can download and install the WordPress software. You need a web host and some time – or you hire someone like me. WordPress websites are required to have an SSL certificate as of 2017.
There is also a service called WordPress.Com which lets you get started with a new and free WordPress-based blog in minutes, but varies in several ways and is less flexible than the WordPress you download and install yourself. I’ve worked with the WordPress platform since 2011.
Neighborhood Focus for Realtors
The choice of neighborhood is an important factor for your prospective home buyers. Their lifestyle is as important as the ideal features that they’re looking for in a home – making it essential to have the details of a home as well as information about the neighborhood. Considerations such as local schools, amenities, transportation, traffic, crime rates, weather, and the surrounding community are all key aspects of selecting the ideal home and location for home buyers. When creating your custom designed WordPress website, focus is made on creating specific neighborhood pages that include these details as well as listings for that neighborhood using IDX listings.
Neighborhood pages also provide optimal indexing by the search engines. Having individual community / neighborhood pages creates the opportunity for specific metatags for that neighborhood instead of a single page with multiple locations, making it more difficult to include all locations in the metatags.