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Rainmaker
7,130,570
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The number of websites relates to the business needs of the individual. Most agents need only one website in addition to their blogging platforms.

Dec 13, 2015 01:38 AM
Ambassador
5,827,067
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It depends on how much time you have.  Personally I barely have one website, and a ton of social media.

many others do a much more thorough job than I do in this area.

 

Dec 13, 2015 01:04 AM
Rainmaker
5,768,742
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I have met companies with over 50 websites, they hire an guy to manage them all...is the return on investment making a difference?  It did at first before the aggregators, and now the results are not so great...A

Dec 13, 2015 12:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,372,915
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No, I think you use one website with multiple landing pages for different purposes. I only use one. It keeps the costs down, focus & organization skills up and then I just create & assign specific pages to different campaigns. I do however have multiple (3) Facebook pages and use them for three specific audiences. I'd need to hear a valid reason why more than one is needed, but I'd be open minded about it. If you do not have a website, you are not truly in business this millennium though...you have to have an online presence to be relevant to certain age groups/generations. I know some agents that disagree with this, but they also think the WWW is a fad.

Dec 12, 2015 11:37 PM
Rainer
140,510
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

I personally have four web sites but I only concentrate on the two bc of the are more high tech that the others and produce the best results. 

You can have as many web sites as you want and that is fine. However, just be careful not to waste time on sites are not producing or even worse, not capable of producing. 

Dec 12, 2015 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
564,470
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I think it depends.  If they have a broker's site, they definitely should have their own on top of that w/ unique content.  other than that, it depends how many they can actively manage and would bring in unique visitors.  Most can only handle 1-2 sites.

I have 2 sites.  I may develop some others, but for other business endeavors.

Dec 12, 2015 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

If they want to have to manage more than one, or pay someone to do so, why not - as long as the additional expense results in even more additional revenue...

Dec 12, 2015 09:54 PM
Rainer
23,771
Angelia Bynum
Maximum One Greater Atlanta Realtors - Atlanta, GA
Realtor® serving all of Atlanta

I only have one, but I also have a business Facebook page.  I feel that having a website and a FB page is enough for me.  I also have Instagram and Twitter, but my webssite and FB has a lot of information so having a second website is unneccessary.

Dec 12, 2015 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
5,400,673
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I thought only one, but my company gives us a site, and I actually contracted a couple of years ago on another that I thought would do better with SEO.

Dec 13, 2015 01:08 AM
Rainmaker
955,511
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Many paths . . . I have a website and a WP blog, FB page, G+ etc.

Dec 12, 2015 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
175,514
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

They can have as many as they want, I do not have a web site and doing just fine.

Dec 12, 2015 11:28 PM
Ambassador
1,939,039
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

As an active agent, I had one website and several niche blog sites... all linked together.  Worked great.  I think it depends on the time an agent wants to spend managing the sites.  If you only have time to manage one effectively, that's all you should have.   I, personally, got more SEO action from having several.

Dec 12, 2015 11:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Web sites are diminishing in importance. Even an IDX doesn't make much difference. We live in a mobile wrold where accessing with apps is what people do in real estate. My opinion is if you do have a site focus on it only, and curate outstanding content in the context of your specialties.

Dec 12, 2015 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
920,078
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Since the requirement that all websites be mobile compatible, the definition of website has changed DRAMATICALLY. 

Understand this and when I state I have over 30 websites, no one should be shocked.

A real estate agent should have no less than three with the most optimal being 5 online locations that enable the consumer to validate.

Dec 12, 2015 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,678,575
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

4 due to a large market area and focus.

Dec 12, 2015 10:09 PM
Rainmaker
4,573,330
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sure, why not? You can have sites targeting different aspect of the market. For example a site targeting buyers is not what would attract a seller. I have two sites.

Dec 12, 2015 10:07 PM
Rainer
223,781
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

It's easier to focus on one for ranking. Plus you'd potentially have idx fees on multiples too

Jan 04, 2016 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
937,491
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

I am working on developing a few for different neighborhoods.

Dec 14, 2015 03:53 PM
Rainmaker
4,414,439
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

One good one, plus a good business FaceBook page.

Dec 13, 2015 11:46 PM
Ambassador
4,318,202
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

RealtyZap . will you consider landing pages as a website? If so, one should have few different sites.

And if someone works for more than one niche, it's a good idea to have more sites, too.

I do have about 6 active sites.

Dec 13, 2015 12:24 PM
Ambassador
3,724,327
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

One is enough for me.

Dec 13, 2015 10:05 AM
Rainmaker
212,705
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I'd say at least a main website and a home valuation site to get seller leads. I have four.

Dec 13, 2015 09:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,439,471
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

One website I maintain.  Several sites with profiles of me (like here).

Dec 13, 2015 07:54 AM
Rainer
1,075
Beth Richards
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Residential Real Estate in Port St. Lucie.

I think Real Estate agents should have as many domains as is affordable for them. It increases the chances of traffic to your main site the more domain names you have that lead there.

Dec 13, 2015 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
854,942
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have heard comments from "pro's" on webinars to the effect that we should have a minimum of three.

Dec 13, 2015 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
5,581,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have three....one for buyers, sellers and our niche (new construction)....

Dec 13, 2015 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
617,585
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I have a personal site and a company site (I’m the broker/owner). If I had niche markets I would develop a site for each of those.

Dec 13, 2015 04:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've heard arguments pro and con.  I have a couple, though one would be much easier to manage.

Dec 13, 2015 03:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Some agents have no website.  It depends upon their marketing needs.

Dec 13, 2015 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,394,222
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Right now i have 2, it can be helpful if you have the time to maintain them or the money to pay someone to maintain them. They are all basically a giant ad to attract new clients. For me i LOVE spending my extra time working on my Active Rain Blogs which work the same way to attract new clients

Dec 12, 2015 10:28 PM