Adopting new technologies is not the strong suit for most homebuilders. Although Customer Relations Management (CRM) systems started in the 1980s, many home builders do not take advantage of CRM software. Time to leave the excel spreadsheet or legal pad behind and launch your home building company into 2021.
The technology surrounding CRM systems has exploded in the last five years. This acceleration has made CRM’s easy to install, inexpensive, and versatile. You’ve probably heard of CRM providers like Salesforce, Hubspot, Mindspring, and Zoho. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Whatever the case Power Marketing, can help you evaluate which CRM system is right for you. Continue Reading →
Content is the driver for attracting visitors to your website. By creating engaging and useful information for the user, you are providing a solution to the problem they’re searching for. The search engines will reward you with better search engine optimization (SEO) value. But, how do you create content that will draw potential customers to your website?
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When you are building a house, you have to create a solid foundation. Otherwise, you are setting yourself up for big problems down the road. Marketing is the same way. If you fail to build the foundation correctly, you are looking at time-consuming, costly, and unexpected issues in the future. This article is the first in a four-part series on the building blocks for digital marketing. If you are a homebuilder thinking about dipping your toes into digital marketing, these articles will give you a roadmap to get started. Continue Reading →
1. Have You Built Websites For Home Builders Before?
There are thousands of website development shops throughout the U.S. and almost everyone “knows a guy” who does web development. But website development has become highly specialized and is more complex. You can no longer just put up a website and potential buyers will find you. You have to create content and an experience that is useful to your potential customer. How can a web company create useful information for a new home buyer when they don’t know the difference between a Plat Map and a Flat Map? Continue Reading →
A large portion of the people that are first introduced to your company will be through your website. The internet is the best place for people to locate and research a new company to fulfill a particular need. The prevalence of smartphone technology means many people have the capacity to come across your website at any time.
So how do you stick out among your peers? What are some ways you can get your name to the top of the list of recommended home builder companies when someone is looking for a new place to live?
Search engine optimization (SEO) will help you get to the top of the search results pages. But what comes after that? They visit your website. And it doesn’t matter how great your marketing practices are if your visitors aren’t impressed with what they find.
Custom home builder websites stand to provide a variety of benefits when compared to a DIY template website. Here’s what home builders can gain with a custom website.
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Updating Your Website vs Replacing It; How To Decide:
You wouldn’t go to a business meeting in gym shorts and a T-shirt, nor would you be rude to a perspective client.
As a home builder, you must present yourself as professional, so if you’re careful about how you present yourself to one or two clients doesn’t it make sense to be careful about how you present yourself to thousands of clients online?
With the ever-increasing centrality of the internet in our lives, it’s critical that you maintain a professional, easy-to-use website. Finding homebuyers online and keeping them engaged has never been more important. The world of web design moves rapidly and it’s critical to keep up with the latest trends.
On the other hand, you have a limited budget. This is important to consider when deciding whether to replace your homebuilder website, hiring a home builder website developer, make a few updates to your home builder web design, or leave it alone.
Here are 5 factors to consider when deciding to update or replace a website:
- Understand Why You Want To Change Your Website
- Your Website Should Reflect Your Goals
- A Website Needs To Be Mobile Friendly
- Navigating A Website Should Be Easy
- Make Sure Your Website Fits Your Business Model and Near-Term Plans
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Custom homes are expensive, and potential customers want to know that they’re going to get their money’s worth. For this reason, a key aspect of successful home builder websites is photo galleries.
Photo galleries show your customers that you’re capable of quality work, and building one is easier than you might think. This post will show you how to create a Home Builder Photo Gallery.
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It’s vital Google and Bing crawl your website to ensure the content is relevant. When homebuyers enter a phrase such as “new home builders” or “affordable custom homes” you need to appear on the first page of results. If not, you’re losing out to your competitors.
Here’s how to make sure your website gets the exposure your homebuilding business deserves. Continue Reading →
Clear, concise, informative content is a must for your homebuilding website. A brief introduction to each page of copy is fine, but resist the urge to present a long-winded preamble just to gain a few extra keywords. Your audience isn’t visiting your site to read textbook content—they want information and you have to give it to them as efficiently as possible. Continue Reading →
No matter how diligent you are when it comes to writing website content, we’re all human and grammar mistakes are bound to happen. If any of the errors listed below make their way to your homebuilding website, your homebuyer may think your attention to detail is lacking and eliminate you—and you definitely don’t want that! Continue Reading →