The life of a web start-up....... it's exhilarating because everyday you're able to chart your success. You either have a great day and grow with several new listings and a handful of accounts, or you hit road blocks and have issues that need fixing. It's not for the faint of heart, that's for sure! You have to be able to eat criticism for breakfast, and bounce back when someone tells you that they don't like you or your website. But it's also much like being a gardner who's planted seeds in early spring and is watching them grow, or seeing baby shrubs that you planted last season start to leaf out into beautiful spring color......this is the feeling that makes it all worth it!
I recently read an article in TIME magazine that spoke directly about the current season for web start-ups, and the most helpful bit of advice was that you have to have PATIENCE! Wow, what a lesson.... Patience is so important. Here at www.realestatenugget.com, we've committed to the LONG HAUL....We've been building this for a year, we just launched about a month ago, and we're committed to another two or three years of building our database.
This is our commitment to you! And we owe all of our early contributors huge thanks and praise. In a year's time, when this site has gained momentum, we're going to be able to feel a sense of accomplishment. You PIONEERS who are blazing the trails in your home markets, and inviting us to focus our inputting energy on your local markets, we will have YOU to thank....
But building the 'Nugget' has been extremely entertaining, and we're meeting brokers from around the country who are contributing their posts. After all, brokers really have nothing to lose.....you gain exposure for your properties on-line, and you can link to your website and company brand which is solid SEO strategy.... and we've got numerous enhancements that we're working on every week. Oh yeah, and did I mention that the 'Nugget' is FREE for LIFE???!!
Good things take time, and this website will certainly need some time to fill up with content, but it WILL fill up.....
This site was designed BY brokers, FOR brokers. It's FREE for LIFE because as brokers ourselves, we simply couldn't take the exorbitant marketing and listing expenses when the information was available for free.
With your help, we're building the most comprehensive FREE real estate database:
Your listings stay active until YOU delete them, so no more constant reposting. And, the 'Nugget' becomes a great place to manage your portfolio because you can easily add, delete, and modify your listings on one easy page.
Many of you will notice the simple aesthetic of www.realestatenugget.com..... We've stripped our site down so that it is unpretentious, easy to use, basic, and intuitive......what we've ended up with is a site that works well, delivers content to you very easily. We appreciate the crude utility.
You can easily use HTML flyers, simply refer to the FAQ link on the bottom of the page, and you can read a short explanation of how to do so.
So far we have listings in the following states: CA, FL, OR, WA, IL, MI, SC, NC, AZ......
If you go to your home state and see that you're blazing your own trail, you're a PIONEER and we will return your efforts by focusing our man power on working your local market....and for those of you who are interested in Advertising, we're about to roll out a new contest for total number of listings, the winner will receive free advertising for 6 months. If you're curious about this program, feel free to call me at 503-798-2456 or email me.
Visit us at www.realestatenugget.com and check us out! Oh, and tell your friends!