Westchester Real Estate Blog is Up and Live

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Real Estate Broker Owner with J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY

For the past few months I have been working hard on revamping the company's web presence. Our company page, jphilip.com, was an old template site and the 2005 design was no longer up to par. We went with Kunversion, and are beyond excited about the results. More on that another time. 

Since 2008, I have always imported my Active Rain content to an AR outside blog at WestchesterRealEstateBlog.NET. Earlier this year, I decided to import all of my content to a Wordpress platform instead of the AR outside blog so I could intergrate a home search and more features for consumers. After literally months of studying some outstanding professionals, I decided to hire Virtual Results to do the job. I have to say that I am incredibly pleased with the result. The site has all of my blog content, a robust home search, Altos research for select markets, and a design I feel very good about. Here's a screen shot: 

Westchester Real Estate Blog

The only bummer is the site will not automatically pull my blog posts and comments from Active Rain anymore, so Active Rain will no longer be the primary place for my words. I will still post here, but the bulk of my original content will be exclusively on my own self hosted site at WestchesterRealEstateBlog.NET. My latest post, 

Êtes-vous prêts? Partez!   

is live. Please stop by from time to time if you don't see me here for a day or two, and also please be clear that this is not farewell- not by a long shot. Active Rain has been incredbly good to me, and I will always support their work and be grateful for all the community has done for my business.  This is the pre eminent social network for real estate professionals, and I can't think of anyone who wouldn't benefit from being there. 

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Marilyn Katz
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Phil- The new site looks terrific. Lots of luck with it. I just subscibed via RSS. BTW, I posted that pic on FB - my hair really was black ;-)

April 20, 2012 05:35 PM
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Morgan Evans
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Great new site Phil. Keep up the good work. We love new websites.

 

April 25, 2012 02:07 PM
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Congrats I am also in the processing of revamping my site and hope to have it up in May.

April 29, 2012 05:11 PM
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Morgan Evans
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I heard about your presentation at the webinar today. Too bad I missed it, next time!

May 03, 2012 06:55 PM
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Danielle Field
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Hello Phiip,

I know this is an older post but I am strongly considering Virtual Results and was wondering how you like it? I have a word press site now but its proving much more time consuming than I bargained for. I was also considering a Real Geeks site.

Are you getting leads from the VR site? I would appreciate any feedback you could give me.

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Phil Faranda is broker and owner of J. Philip Real Estate LLC in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Since founding the firm as a sole practitioner in late 2005, the team has grown to over 30 agents & closed 350+ transactions valued at $140 million. He is in his 4th term as Vice President of the HGMLS. This blog commentary is geared toward consumers and industry colleagues alike. You can reach him at (914) 723-8900.
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