After searching cookie cutter this, pretty theme that but lacking the real estate tools you know you need to get the job done, you have slowly rolled up sleeves.You have to build it yourself. So Joomla or Wordpress or Drupal the center nuclear reactor CMS platform to manage your listings, photos, videos, detail content.
Like removing an engine in a vehicle, the replacement engine that you bought in a crate to save money and time still involves hooking up the linkage of this, this and this. And even when everything should be cut and dry, snap together module, component, extensions, tweaking this is still needed. Adjusting that happens a lot. Because it has to look right. And like the second swing set you build for the kids, you could make the next one quicker from the experience. But you get what you want, what you need. That does more than what you had. But will still need updates, eventual replacement when something bigger, better, badder comes out. Caught up as we wait for the Turkey day to arrive this afternoon. And tinkering, hammering out the final adjustments on the Joomla real estate website that has been chewed on, improved and punched, poked, blue printed for our unique needs, market, style. It is a hand crafted labor of love.
The time spent in the beginning can seem slow and arduous. But you realize in the long run the new Joomla real estate site in my case will provide a better one stop shop for our media streams. Saving buyers time, helping support sister real estate websites, blogs, video platforms.
To harness alll the helpful information about the place along with photos, videos, links that are assembled already. Just needing a new shiny powerful vehicle to ride in, for delivery.
Many times in life throwing money at something to get a leg up is not the right approach. Like putting a band aid on a gunshot wound.
Digging in, understanding the back ground information and how powerful a new platform can be will off set the time involved and learning curve. Get some books, put your nose in those books and ask questions, follow forums and develop the weapon you need for heavy real estate and community promotion, marketing artillery.
To some real estate agents, brokers, REALTORS, the thought of SEO, SEF and turning the wrenches on blogs, Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal CMS site building training is about as exciting as watching paint dry. But luckily I think it is fascinating and the tech aspect does not intimidate. Like getting started in real full motion video, you should have some back burner exercises, puzzles to solve. Improving the way you peddle properties and deliver the information, the media for the properties the buyer and seller need you for.
Joomla manuals, Wordpress, Drupal, video for dummy books and then advanced publications to read, forums to follow on line all need to be part of your training. If you get comfortable in life, you can stop learning. And we all know, real estate is ever changing. The ability to reinvent how you do what you do and improve the methods saves time, money, keeps food on the table. It's all part of the sport, the affliction some call it of listing, marketing, selling real estate.
Wearing the "R". Real estate, the profession that is a jealous master, wants all of your focus when you are on the clock. Wonder how many Joomla, tutorial books Santa will dictate for the elves to load in the big open sleigh with the reindeer out front whipping it this way and that as it flies over your home. I live in Maine. I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers..the ME broker that uses real full motion video to showcase the property listings, the local community events.