I wish there was a "thumbs down" - I would love to use it on a couple comments!
And Spirit... "if a man stands alone in a forest and speaks, and no woman hears him, is he still wrong?"
Your site stinks. It's a series of squeeze pages with no useful information. Oh, sure, you promise a lot. Page after page promises information. Sometimes special reports. Sometimes just information. But you consistently don't deliver. Each is just a teaser to get the person to provide his/her contact information.
How about some information about yourself? About the local schools? Or the local community? Or, hey, since your big selling point is a cash-back rebate, why not actually explain that? But, no, you're forcing potential customers to provide their valuable information to get what (from your home page) details on what you consider to be your main selling point.
And some of that's just plain odd. You have a tab for "Affiliates." That terminology has a different definition in web marketing. It's not mortgage brokers, home warranty companies, etc. Still, if I click on "Mortgage Broker" or "Home Warranty Company" on a site, I expect a name, or list of names. Instead, you're asking me to fill out information on a squeeze page to get a list (or is it just one) of recommended mortgage brokers, home warranty companies, etc.
I agree with some of the other comments (such as Debbie's) that the site is just downright ugly. And I also agree with Jerry that you don't seem to be interested in serving people of various backgrounds, races, etc. In fact, with the exception of your photo, I only found two (shots 1 and 3 on your home page) with people at all. Shot 1 might be OK to represent Hispanics. Shot 3 is so small I can't tell. But here's a marketing tip: People want to be able to relate to others like themselves. Other than yourself, the kids in 1 and the couple in 3, you have no shots of people.
So: No people. No useful information. An unattractive site. A succession of squeeze pages. My guess is that someone persuaded you that that site template works wonders . . . that it's been tested and refined . . . that it's web optimized (see Stephen's comments below) . . . that it's the best thing since sliced bread. All you're really offering is a rebate on your commission with no details supplied.
Find another template. Offer some useful information. Put yourself in the place of prospective sellers and buyers and ask yourself: What would they want? Then give it to them.
Hope that helps.
If you have to click on a link that takes you to another page, then the item (equal housing logo) is NOT on the home page. It only looks like it's on the first page because the header does not change.
I agree that you need to lose the audio.
I also find the whole page too "loud" - way too much going on, and too many primary colors..........nothing is personal ..nothing separates you from the crowd. It's just not appealing (to me).
A webpage that is more understated and toned down would be more effective, in my opinion.
You want to make an impression about who YOU are, not try and answer every real estate question on one page.
Instead of the website route and then paying to drive traffic, sites like Trulia.com and Zillow.com offer an interesting option, or alternative. They already have the traffic; you can try and find a way to get a slice of it. In this market, think it takes many different forms of advertising, and many different approaches. All of this on top of doing a great job of course.
Best of luck.
Schools & Community Links - Good idea - Arizona has so many school choices from Charter to Public - I would probably just refer them to Great Schools !
I would say I help everyone just because I dont show a picture of numerous types of people would be making a very bad assumption to say I don't ! I have checked a few other realtors around here and they dont show people as well !
Thanks for your feedback!
Have a great sunday -
Remove the audio.
There's no Equal Housing logo.
There's no Realtor logo.
Site feels like you will do a "sales job" on me as a client and can't be trusted.
I don't like it.