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Checklist for choosing a website vendor


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Your choice of a website vendor is an important decision that will effect the success of your marketing efforts in a big way. While your vendor's design sense is extremely important, how your site works for you has a greater effect on your financial success. The main goal of your site is a combination of lead generation, lead conversion and branding. Everything else is superfluous. Use this checklist as a starting point during your research to ensure that you get a real estate website that contributes to your bottom line.

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Checklist for choosing a website vendor

  2. 2. Choosing a Website Vendor: ChecklistChoose your designer/vendor Choose your software Research designers/vendors Research your options Request resumes Make sure your solution is open source View samples of previous work Make sure your solution handles data integration Check for real estate experience Choose one or two software applications Check references Research web hosting services Interview designers/vendors Choose a host for your website Negotiate a contract Determine compensation Establish a set time frame Determine the tools your vendor/designer will need Review your finished website Be sure you’ll own the results Test your website on different browsersBuild your website Test your website on different machines Share demo site with internal team for review Complete discovery & sign off on specifications Go through every step as a user Provide clear and concise feedback Be clear about what you do and who you are Check in with your designer/vendor regularly Be clear about where you’re located Resolve any issues that arise Be clear about how leads can contact you Adjust your timeline as needed Request adjustments as needed Sign off on completion with vendor For more detail: