Archive for July, 2009

I’m going with WordPress

Monday, July 27th, 2009

I have been busy slicing and dicing up templates for a few days now. I am producing a few working examples of real estate websites developed in the WordPress publishing platform. My current client portfolio consists of sites that were custom developed using another kind of bespoke software development and they lack the flexibility of WordPress. I am looking to WordPress to assist my client base by giving them the ability to keep their site up-to-date with the latest technologies and learning Read Full Report.

While there are many content management systems available, all of them require some sort of learning curve. Usually when a potential client makes a specific request for their website I try to include a content management system that will fit the needs of their request. There is usually a great option available for nearly every request, however, the time and effort required to learn how to use a new software solution can sometimes be painful. Just like with any new thing that you get, you have to learn how to use it.

I have found that real estate professionals actually working in the field really don’t have the time (or desire) to do much else than their job. Every task that they perform needs to apply to getting ahead in their business. Learning a new software program usually doesn’t qualify as “time well spent”.

In a perfect world you should already know and understand how to use the tools of the trade before you even get into business and that is the mindset that I am using to create these new templates. I have developed a system that is not only simple to use but will provide every real estate professional the opportunity to grow there website as their business grows and I am excited about this new service offering.

The key component that I am trying to achieve is flexibility. The flexibility that is required to keep up with the ever changing ways of the Internet coupled with the ever changing rules and regulations in the real estate industry has made for some challenging transitions. With the addition of using the WordPress blogging platform combined with my own real estate listing system I am able to provide my client base with a product that should easily allow them keep up with and stay ahead of their competition. Read the full Hawkhost Review for more information regarding hosting services, etc.

The new Websting site goes live!

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Pardon my dust… The new Websting website went live last night complete with a slightly new look and a completely new back end. This time around I have decided to put all of my eggs into the “WordPress” basket.

Over the past several years blogging has increasingly gained popularity and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. I have been playing with WordPress for a few years now on several of my experimental websites and I am quite impressed with the capabilities that this blogging platform has to offer. WordPress offers the ability to easily add new content pages, new information, and does a great job of keeping up with the latest technologies that hit the web by offering the ability to add plugins.

While the new Websting site is “live” it is far from complete. Over the next few weeks I plan on completing the empty pages and fine tuning the rest of the site. Websting web design has been developing real estate related websites since 2003. If you currently work in the real estate industry and are looking for a way to grow your business via the internet then you should look no further than Websting Web Design. Even though the official Websting website is currently going through some changes, the products and services that are offered here are completely ready to go. We are currently offering the ability to add a complete IDX/MLS web solution to your current site, single property address websites, the ability to manually add real estate listings to your current website, and we are now offering real estate websites that are maintained via the WordPress blogging platform.

If you are currently in the market for a real estate related website contact us today!