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What is the importance of a professional website presence for your business?  That’s think for a minute.  How many times have you come across an opportunity and one of the first things you do is search the company, view their website and determine if they are credible?  Let’s face it, in today’s day and age a professional website can make a huge difference for your business.

In this article I will go over what, who, content, even some don’ts on how to best set up a professional and dynamic website presence for your business.

What kind of site do I need?

My career did not start as a real estate investor.  Both of my degrees are in business, but I actually started in IT and have 10 years of experience with web development and ecommerce.  I know my web technologies and there are endless technologies available, but one that stands out the most Joomla.  This is an open source, content management system where you can add already programmed plug-ins and have tremendous functionality, content and professional look and feel to your site.  It hits on all criteria when I searched for the best technology including ease of use, flexibility, scalability, performance and especially cost.

From Joomla’s site

Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.

Who can help set up my real estate site?

Not all people have the time or ability to set up their site, create a professional look and feel, write the content, populate the content, go live and maintain the site.  I for one, have so much going on with my real estate business that I searched for an expert consultant and that is exactly what I found.  Joomla has a resource center with expert consultants that can help. 

What content do I need?

First off, if is important to have a nice professional look and feel with a logo or company name and easy to use navigation.  Here is a list of items that are very important for the content of your real estate website.