Five Reasons Why Your Real Estate Business Depends on the Internet

Many times when I speak with folks about integrating the internet into their real estate business, folks often nod in agreement. While many folks nod in agreement, a majority of those folks grasp a small percentage of how powerful the internet really is in their business. Here are five reasons why your real estate business depends on the internet!…1. Upwards of 80% of property searches begin on the internet: A growing number of folks now realize how easy the internet makes the buying and selling process. How easy is it to sit in your pj’s and search the country for your new home? The world wide web also makes it even easier to post a short description of a property on a site like forsalebyowner.com How will folks find you without a web presence?2. Your marketing costs are tremendously reduced: Have you ever marketed offline and spent thousands of dollars on advertising? Tons of free or low cost advertising exist on the internet, which are easily systematized. Anything from Google Pay Per Click to blogging empower your business to reach a wider base faster!…3. Motivated sellers find you, resulting in a smoother process: Does it ever feel like you are fighting with a seller if you have called them first? The internet empowers the seller to race to your website where they fill out a form with brief information about their property. BAM! You read over their submission and call them back right away = warm contact .4. Sellers can create a webpage dedicated solely to their property: Sellers… do you ever grow tired of waiting for people to drive by your for sale by owner sign to contact you? Well, now through the power of the internet, you can quickly design your website in a snap, and post to sites like Craigslist or Backpage with a link to your property page. (thousands upon thousands of people visit Craigslist every day)5. The internet is poised to explode your business: The internet has been around since the fall of the Berlin wall, so it’s like a dinosaur, right? Far from the truth… The internet is still in its infancy and once you learn to harness the power of the internet, your business can explode in a relatively short period.Building your real estate business on the internet is simple once you understand the strategies behind the tremendous power of the net. Think of a domain name that is relevant to your real estate business and get your business online today!… Take a deep breath and say it with me… “It’s All Gunna Be Allllllll Riiiiiight!”