Boomtown ROI vs Real Geeks IDX Websites by Columbia SC Real Estate Broker
Comparison by Tonya Graves from Capital City Realty
I launched my Columbia SC real estate website in 2009 in order to target online home searches or as we say in the business to “get leads”. I quickly learned that I would need to do more than build a website to get buyers to register on my site. Online home buyers searching on the Internet want to see the entire inventory for an area or the MLS. They didn’t want to see just my couple of listings.
For a broker to provide the MLS to web users they must provide an IDX or Internet Data Exchange. The first IDX solution I used was Boomtown (ROI). The Boomtown leads management was very expensive at $1500 minimum per month. It was actually higher because they required advertising budgets above and beyond that.
In August 2011 I switched from Boomtown IDX to Real Geeks. I learned of Real Geeks from a real estate colleague and web designer at One Wave Designs named Paul Coffman. He boasted how Real Geeks was very SEO friendly with clean sites that rank well. I know and trust Paul’s knowledge about rankings & lead generation websites so I considered the change.
I reached out to Real Geeks and found them to be super responsive and friendly. When they told me of the cost I was shocked! I could be up and running for less than $160 a month with no required advertising budget. The decision to jump ship from Boomtown and roll out my new website with Real Geeks was a no brainer for me.
Since the transition I have not looked back. My Real Geeks site is easy to use and has a very clean look. I can quickly create original content for my website and edit existing content. Our buyer agents using the system like the simplicity of the back end or lead management system. My site ranks well for my keywords and the amount of leads I get has increased. My daily unique visitors have also increased and I have a very strong conversion rate. Real Geeks provides everything I need to convert more leads and I am saving a ton of money.
Tonya D Graves
Real Estate Professional
Columbia SC Real Estate Sales
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Love your site Tonya D Graves :)
I love Real Geeks! Very easy to work with and very responsive! True professionals.
J. Garland Thurman Real Estate
Nice Job Tonya!
Cannot say I am surprised. There are a few really good web site providers and you've found one of them. i have sworn off lead gen companies a long time ago, my web site has always been the better source of business. Congrats on your move and to continued sales.
Eddie Dean Harper Jr
Tonya can you email me I would like to ask you a question before I go with real geeks. Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
Does any one have real geeks contact number I have filled out contact form but I never received a call or email about my inquiry to get a website
Having the same problem as Joe. Have emailed several times and can't get a response? Anyone know the best way to contact someone?
Just heard from Jeff and had a great conversation with him. Apparently my emails were going to his spam folder. I use live.com email...
Good afternoon everyone, how much cost this tool per month?