Merritt WhitmanParticipantSeptember 12, 2017 at 7:13 amPost count: 84
I’m wondering what others’ experiences have been with using only one website to buy/sell vs. separate ones. I notice that at least a few LA members have combined websites and I’m curious if ya’ll started off that way. I thought it was logical to set up two different ones at first so as to avoid sellers knowing how much of an avaricious A-hole my inner untherapized child can be when pricing acquisitions for sale. More importantly though, I thought it might add unnecessary leverage to the potential seller for negotiating price (If they see you have a similar property for sale in the same county for instance, it might give them more gumption to bargain you up). But I’m finding that two separate websites, business names, phone numbers, etc. is a bit ridiculous for a simpleton such as myself to keep up with, not to mention the cost of maintenance (rather spend it on advertising for selling). I’m certainly willing to keep two going but in the interest of minimalism thought it might be worth asking the group’s opinion. It would be great to hear if anyone started off with two and then dropped one–has your negotiating with potential sellers gotten more difficult/expensive?
MerrittKevin FarrellModeratorSeptember 12, 2017 at 9:23 amPost count: 597
One website here. No problems. Keep everything as simple as possible. Good luck.ShammgodParticipantSeptember 12, 2017 at 9:53 amPost count: 127
I was on the fence but leaning towards 2 for the reasons you mentioned(just about to start listing inventory).Darald Berger (@AggieLand)ParticipantSeptember 13, 2017 at 9:23 amPost count: 108
Would other members mind sharing their url’s so we can have some examples of the single Vs dual websites that people are using?Darald Berger (@AggieLand)ParticipantSeptember 14, 2017 at 5:51 amPost count: 108Neil HParticipantJanuary 9, 2018 at 9:17 pmPost count: 35
Hi Darald, what did you end up deciding? Did you go with two sites or just the one? Can you share your site(s)?Darald Berger (@AggieLand)ParticipantJanuary 10, 2018 at 10:07 amPost count: 108MattParticipantMay 17, 2018 at 8:50 amPost count: 103
I’m going to comment in here because I’m curious what others’ experiences have been (any by commenting hopefully this thread will get some more exposure again and more people weigh in). I have two sites currently, but if you google my LLC name, which is on my purchase agreement, then you get my selling website and my pages on LandWatch and other selling sites. In today’s day and age where everyone googles you before they do anything it seems like they’re going to find out that I’m selling the land anyway. Maybe it’s easiest to just let them know that’s the deal up front by having one site? However my selling site has all sorts of marketing tailored to a seller, you know? So maybe I just need to keep two sites. One buying site that answers sellers’ questions and one selling site that I sell my land on with a contact page for potential sellers.Anwar MontgomeryParticipantMay 17, 2018 at 5:25 pmPost count: 83
dont think it matters as much as you think.
sellers are going to sell, buyers are going to buy, for the most part.
I think you’re catering to the small minority of sellers who are bothered by the fact that you’re going to buy their property and sell it for a profit. most people don’t care, just as long as you do what you say you’re going to do.Neil HParticipantMay 18, 2018 at 8:30 amPost count: 35
I think it really comes down to SEO (search engine optimization). If your goal is to have most of your leads come from online searches like “need to sell my land fast in Arizona” or “cheap vacant land in Colorado,” then you should plan on having individual websites to take advantage of SEO. This can be done without much fuss through LeadPropeller or Carrot.
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