I still think that you are fishing for Agents to help you build a better website and ...maybe along the way pick up some new clients? - In any case Ginger and Nadia are so kind to give you such valuable feedback, when Trulia IMHO is more for real estate related questions and answers that will help real people with real issues in this market we find ourselves in. Not for web building or attracting clients... personally I think my sites (all 8 of them) look terrible, so I am changing them all slowly, but I still get good traffic. --- aaaaak, what am I doing here? Getting caught up in the web design forum? ;)
That being "my 2 cents worth".... here is one tip, I am a webmaster with 63 commercial sites built. I get leads from my sites and closed sales as a result. You will to in time, but you need to get your look down pat and do some SEO with marketing. Try http://www.elated.com/pagekits for free and cheap website templates, there are tons of others and free is good. Hosting a site can be just $5 a month, yep... its like that. EZ stuff.
I hope I have not stepped on any others toes here. I just would really like to see some down to earth real issues being discussed here from buyers and sellers who want answers to burning questions.
I looked at your website and had a gut-level negative reaction to the font style and the colors. I can't tell you why, but your font choice makes me expect your website to be an "as seen on tv" sales pitch for some useless gadget. Not sure the green/red combination works in your favor, as it's SO associated with the holidays. I just wonder if a slightly more sophisticated font and color scheme might give your site the credibility that investors would take more seriously.
Just my two cents - not an investor, but I do spend most of my day online, and I see a lot of websites. Good luck to you!
By the way, Remember that do not copy anything simply from other websites.
I think your website is greatly improved. Honestly.
Minor comments: I really like the great deals table. But it is very hard to read in small type. It is easier to entice if it is readable.
Overall, the website still feels a little slim. I would add a "Testimonials" tab and Page. Try to get your former clients to add investor like details to their testimonials. I actually read agent testimonials when considering working with an agent. How about a Links page, with links to local assessor, county record, etc , maybe Hud foreclosure and other links that investors might use in researching investment property?
Lastly, since you are trying to entice numbers oriented investors, put more numerical analysis on yr website. I understand you don't want to give away the "deal info" but you can show investors that you know the market if you give away market info. How about a year over year price trend analysis reviewing price changes, inventory levels, DOM, etc. If one neighborhood is selling but another is stagnant, show off your knowledge by highlighting that!! I would post this as a monthly blog to my web site. I would mention and include a web address for this data analysis in any print advertising that I might do.
Lastly, you are a Buyer's Agent, albeit a specialized one representing Investors. Put your Buyer Agent accreditation on your About Us page. And if you don't have any, get some. I usually tell agents that Buyer's don't care about inward industry focused real estate credentials. But in this case, where it feels slim, I do think it would help. It shows the buyers that you have made an educational investment in yourself.
Lastly, forgive me for asking but there is no indication on yr web site. How many of these invester deals have you brokered? If not a lot, then I think you need to take a more general Buyer's Agent approach to your website and keep the investor aspect as part of it, but not all of it.
Do you have research that tells you how big your client (investors in yr area) universe is? Are you advertising your services in the right print or web arenas to reach them? Is it possible that your investor base is too small? Are you in ActiveRain? Is there a commercial mortage broker you know that will refer clients to you and vice versa?
Danny, I think your database needs to be the gravy of your service but not the meat and potatoes.
I think you are on the right track by studying these issues. Good luck and pls keep us posted.
P.S. I reread my reply, and boy, I am opinionated, LOL. But I do invest in real estate, although not commercial, and I really check out a lot of real estate and agent sites. Hope it helps.