real estate websites

REALTORS: Do More With Your Website

One question that we often have brought to us by Idaho Realtors® is how do I get more out of my website?
In response, we often ask: well, what are you putting IN to it?

This surprises many people, as they have for a long time thought that just having a website online was enough to guarantee online success; unfortunately it’s just not true – and never has been.

Unlike many web development companies we look at our clients as valued individuals with whom we want to build a lasting relationship. We CARE about their success because in part it is a reflection on our work. It may cost us financially at times but we tell the truth and provide our clients with what fits their needs – not just what will pad our bottom line.

Because of this we are very straight forward about the fact that the website that performs the best is the one you promote the most!

Competition online is fierce, especially for real estate in Idaho, so your website has to be the very best; it needs to be backed up by an on-going marketing strategy to get you noticed.

If you are a Idaho Real Estate Agent or Northwest REALTOR® let’s talk!
We are happy to take a look at what you are currently doing, or not doing, and offer suggestions for improvement. As long time real estate technology leaders we are familiar with every aspect of the market as well as digital design trends and we would love to help you start moving more real estate today!

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New Year New Focus

If you’re like us 2020 is already off to a RUSH!
That means more to get done at one of the already busiest times of the year; you can’t lose momentum or you’ll be completely swamped come Spring time.

Don’t Get Overwhelmed!
There is help!

Tour Real Estate Inc has provided the very best in real estate websites for over a decade and we’re excited to open our services to a wider audience! Many of you are already familiar with our powerfully dynamic website systems, but may not realize we offer other real estate support services to a select clientele.

This strategically focused assistance can help shoulder some of the burden of marketing yourself, allowing you more time to do what you really want to be doing: Moving More Real Estate!

  • Social Media Posting
  • Reputation Management
  • Search Engine Optimization Analysis
  • Content Creation
  • Graphic Design Services

It’s hard to get where you want to be without a plan. Let us help!
We would love the opportunity to speak with you about what you’re currently doing to promote yourself online, what’s working and what’s not, and create a roadmap focused on your success in 2020!

Real Estate Lead Funnel!

REALTORS®! New from Tour Real Estate – RealFunnel Sites!

These streamlined websites offer an elegant landing page to welcome your clients and feature amazing functionality without a big price!

Perfect for new agents, or agents who have a few extra domains laying around, these light-weight sites load lightning fast and help drive traffic to your main website, Facebook business page, and showcase your exceptional services.

No hassle! Hands off performance that just WORKS!
Way better than sending clients to Zillow to find some other agent, or just having your extra domains forwarding in (which does nothing for your search engine visibility!), RealFunnel Sites from TourRE get real results real fast without you having to do a thing.

It’s not just for real estate agents either!
We can develop these lightweight sites to help farm your latest subdivision, to target a specific niche market, or even to showcase your builder!

Interested? Ready to claim a bigger piece of your internet pie?
Pricing starts as low as $199! Let’s talk!

More Than The Best Real Estate Websites

One of the ways we excel beyond the amazing real estate websites we provide is through our personable service! Our clients are more than a case file and a paycheck – we care about your success! If something isn’t working, or if you just have ideas, we love talking shop!

We know that REALTORS® don’t want to be pressing buttons – they want to be moving more real estate! That’s part of why we began creating our system of real estate web tools over a decade ago; why we continue to develop new functions still. It may seem sort of strange in this technological age to find a business that isn’t just push button; we’re glad to say that we are such a business!

We understand that the agents we serve know the market in ways that we never can; so we’ve made is policy to listen to what they tell us they need. This is how we’ve developed such a robust variety of online functions – by giving our clients what they want. You see, we’re more than a pre-fab design house that hires out their work to some template factory. We have always written our own code, and while we offer many elegant template designs, we are also able to develop highly sophisticated programming to bring any ideas you may have to life!

Need a custom scheduling page for your office? No problem.
Have an idea for capturing a niche market? We’d love to talk!

We don’t limit your success – we seek to help enhance it!
If what you’re doing now isn’t working, or if you just have ideas, we love talking shop! Get in touch to find out how much more we offer!

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Is Your Business On A Diet Too?

So, January was a thing…

Those resolutions that started so strong may have begun to lose some of that shine by now; whether you’ve managed to stick with them or not.

…but how is business?

It can be tough to find the time to do the things you need to do in order to reach success – especially at the start of the year. Two pieces of good news regarding that: it doesn’t have to be difficult – and you don’t have to go it alone!

Having your own branded real estate website online is one of the most efficiency ways to serve the clients you already have as well as reach potential new ones.

Our real estate websites update hourly from the MLS so your listings, as well as every listing in your region will appear on your site automatically. Your site with us is your own personal agent working 24/7 to showcase your services; they don’t take coffee breaks!

Already a Tour Real Estate client? Want to Do More?

We are constantly developing new functions and great designs for our real estate websites, so even if you’re already a client there is always something new to make use of.

Get in touch today to find out more about our services and how we can help you find you move more real estate!

Tis The Season…OF SPAM!

Ah the holidays!
It’s the time of year when we take a moment to pause and reflect on all the good things the year has brought us, the lessons learned, and the plans for the coming new year. And if you’re a website owner it also means it’s time for SPAM!

Spam comes in many forms, from the plain advertising type to the outright malicious kind that will try to take over your computer, so it’s important to be aware of the dangers.

You will be glad to know that we here at Tour Real Estate Inc take the security of your real estate website very seriously!

Just one of the ways we excel is in overall uptime of our servers and security of the data it contains. Unlike many web systems that rely on open source code – like WordPress – we use proprietary code that we’ve written ourselves over the last decade. This helps insure that your site will be as safe as it can be.

Despite that fact however it seems like a few times every year some familiar faces make the rounds and start sending emails to our REALTOR® clients making them fear the worst.

You may receive emails similar to these:
“Good morning Your Name,

I’m on your website right now and there are some links returning “404 Not Found” error.

Not sure who’s taking care of the site, but I have a list of them in case you’d want to fix them.

Thanks,


Kathryn Brown”
OR
“I was compiling education resources for a project and found your site. Thank you for putting together this page – www . your website . com

I couldn’t get these links to work:

LINK1
LINK2
LINK3

I also would suggest you consider adding the websites below to your list. I have continually seen these referenced and have found them all to be helpful education resources. Hope this helps!

LINK1
LINK2
LINK3

Thanks,
Linda”
Don’t let these Chicken Little tactics scare you!
In most cases nothing is broken and these people have never even visited your website. They are merely seeking to make contact in order to engage with you for some other purpose – either to sell you services or gain access to your website or computer.

You can take comfort in the fact that we are here for you! If ever you have a suspicious message or have questions about your real estate website we’re only a call or email away. We want you to all be safe this holiday and through the new year, so we’re sharing this information to keep you informed and protected. As always, if you have questions about your website of any kind please get in touch!

New Real Estate Website Design

We’re happy to announce another new real estate website template!
This all new design includes all of the standard tools and functions you’ve come to rely on from Tour Real Estate combined with elegant design. Larger format pages have become the latest trend in web design and we’re providing this new layout to help you keep current on what’s hot. More than just an attractive design, you’ll find our websites to include some of the most powerful real estate searches online today.

Currently available in 5 color themes, each with multiple slideshow options this new template also includes a prominent search bar, calls to action on the homepage, and larger visual elements to encourage website visitor interaction.

Like all of our real estate websites this design comes ready-loaded with great content your visitors will be sure to love, and best of all most of it can be further customized by you to make it your own.

In addition this new design also includes a blog call right on your main page! Don’t worry if you’re no Hemingway, we take care of that for you. Our real estate web system provides a way for you to blog on your own if you want, but otherwise we include content from our free client blog once a month to help keep your website fresh and active.

Want more interaction? Need custom searches?
We can do ALL of that and more! Because we create all of our own code we’re not limited to what a real estate plugin can provide like many wordpress based sites. Whether you have specific MLS areas you want to focus on, certain price ranges, or any criteria available in MLS we can help shape your site around that unique market. Talk to Tour Real Estate Inc for the best in custom real estate website design today to see how we can help you!