Franklin TN Website Courtesy of Homefinder.com Makeover

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Real Estate Agent with Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net TN License #315195

Franklin TN Website Courtesy of HomeFinder.com Makeover

I have learned so much in the time I've been with ActiveRain. Unfortunately, I've learned some things faster than others.

Up until now, I have used a template site--Realtysoft. It has been a great product for me. The IDX is indexable and in a very short time, I've been able to establish my internet presence. But I have long wanted my own Wordpress site and finally am in the process of developing one.

What do I hope to accomplish with this site that I am not able to accomplish with a template site?

Developing a Website1. Branding - This has been a challenge for me. I want to have a consistent appearance in all my marketing materials--from my website to business cards, brochures, postcards and newsletters. Similar to Debbie Gartner's development of The Flooring Girl. This will allow consumers to easily recognize me in the market place.
 
2. Blogging - ActiveRain is currently my only blogging format. It has been great and I will continue to have a presence here but a Wordpress site will give me the ability to post as much as I want and not limit me to a certain number of pages. This will give consumers another avenue to find me.

3. Social Media - While I have posted a few things on Facebook and Twitter, I am not consistently doing it. My goal is to tie my website to other social media and vice verse and post there regularly.

4. Video - My goal is to provide a video for every neighborhood in Franklin TN, as well as, buyer and seller tips.

5. Indexable IDX - While my current site does allow consumers to find me through a property search, it doesn't put the address in the URL. A Wordpress site gives me the ability to use an IDX of my choosing to accomplish this goal.

6. Total Control - A template site has a limited number of capabilities. I want to be able to add as many neighborhood pages as I would like. A Wordpress site will give me total control of the material I produce.


I know the Franklin TN Website Courtesy of HomeFinder.com will be a work in progress for quite some time. This challenge has given me the incentive to finally produce a Wordpress site.
 

 

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Tammie White, REALTOR®
TW Realty Group
Benchmark Realty LLC
318 Seaboard Lane
Franklin TN 37067
(615) 495-0752 Direct
Email: Tammie@TWRealtyGroup.net
 
 
This posting with the content written here and photographs displayed are the intellectual property and opinions of Tammie White of Benchmark Realty LLC. Any party who uses this material without the permission of Tammie White is subject to copyright infringement and possible lawsuit.
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Sounds like you are on the right track. Social Media has us a little behind the time, but we're trying to keep up!

July 30, 2012 02:23 AM
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent
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I too am working on getting a WordPress site, however, finding an IDX solution has been proving a challenege. As soon as I discover the answer, I am with you on this one!

July 30, 2012 07:18 AM
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Tammie White
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net

Larry & Sheila - It's difficult to keep up with everything.

Shannon - That is probably the most important piece of the puzzle.

July 30, 2012 08:36 AM
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Thanks for the information on your post. Please, join our group on LinkedIn, ‘REO Institute’. We share Real Estate information regarding market trends, Short Sales, BPOs, REOs, OREs, BOVs, ideas, Education/Training, and Commercial Education. We value you your comments, ideas, and opinions about the Real Estate Industry.

Thanks

James A. Browning MRE, CEO & Founder, REO Institute

July 30, 2012 09:42 AM
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Tammie White
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net

James - Thanks for stopping by.

July 30, 2012 11:57 AM
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Wow! Sounds like a great plan to me, Tammie. I wish you the best in achieving these goals!!

July 31, 2012 08:28 AM
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Tammie White
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Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net

Peggy - It is definitely a full plate.

July 31, 2012 11:08 AM
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You can do it Tammie.  Wordpress is a great tool.  I just spent last week-end at WordCamp Fayetteville.  

July 31, 2012 05:42 PM
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Tammie White
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net

Judi - I wish I had your confidence.

July 31, 2012 05:55 PM
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Hello Tammie,Good luck on your goals ! I'm positive this will be a success.All the best on your career aswell as your family.Stay an amazing Franklin TN Short Sale Agent. 

August 01, 2012 07:46 AM
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Petra Norris
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Tammie,I love your ideas and your passion.I wish you great luck! You can do it! we're all here to support you.Best of luck and continue doing great as Franklin TN Short Sale Agent. 

August 01, 2012 07:51 AM
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Sounds like you have a great plan layed out Tammie. Good luck in completing all this, you will be great at this I'm sure.

August 02, 2012 04:04 AM
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Debbie Laity
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You pretty much outlined what I need to accomplish. Although I have the FB business page working for me. I just copy and paste my blogs from AR there.

August 02, 2012 08:51 AM
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Barbara Altieri
REALTOR - Fairfield County CT Real Estate
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Tammie -- Looks like a plan for success. With the social media, consistency is the magic formula. I am experimenting now with Twitter and I have gotten really great results thus far...... by being consistent.

August 02, 2012 05:56 PM
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Tammie - Just making the list is a huge step.  Now to take the leap and jump in with both feet to meet those goals.  I have a problem finding enough hours in the day. My story and I'm sticking to it :)  Congrats on the Feature!

August 02, 2012 09:10 PM
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Juli Vosmik
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Tammie - thanks for the heads up.  I've been trying to get my new website up and running (my old one stunk) and your encouragement and endorsement is really appreciated. 

August 02, 2012 09:25 PM
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Tammie White
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net

Katerina - I'm excited about this new project.

Petra - We all know that we have to plan this year for the business we expect to get next year. This is part of that plan.

Greg - This is a tough one for me. I'm hoping my son can help with the hard parts of this task.

Debbie - FB will be part of this plan but first the website.

Barbara - That will get easier once my kids are out of the house.

John - I have a similar problem.

Juli - We've got to start somewhere.

August 03, 2012 01:33 PM
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Bas Panch
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Hi Tammie,

These are great goals and it sounds like you have a solid plan in place for achieving them. Good luck and keep up the good work as a top Franklin TN short sale agent!

August 03, 2012 07:47 PM
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Tammie White
TW Realty Group, Franklin TN, South of Nashville
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net

Bas - The hard work begins next week.

August 03, 2012 08:32 PM
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Maureen McCabe
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Is your site a WordPress site? 

"But I have long wanted my own Wordpress site and finally am in the process of developing one.


WordPress.org via HomeFinder.com ?  Or WordPress.com? 


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