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Real Estate Widgets – 10 Online Tools for Realtors

  • By calcoastwebdesign
  • 3 Tags
  • 29 Jul 2011

Good job!! Your Real Estate blog is finally done! …. or is it??

Hopefully you’ve built your blog with your potential buyers and community in mind, all about them, instead of all about you 😉

After years of doing SEO for Realtors, we wanted to offer you a list of free widgets you can implement to make your real estate blog even more fun and interactive. We’re assuming, of course, that you’ve already remembered to include the feedburner post subscription widget, your social widgets, and a sharing widget such as “Add to Any”, Share This, or Sharaholic. These things are pretty much standard now. But what if you want to go above and beyond?

10 Real Estate Widgets

  1. Trulia Mortgage Calculator – this quick and easy calculator even tells total interest paid
  2. Your listings through Zillow – display your featured listings quickly and easily
  3. WordPress Local Market Explorer – this plugin offers schools, walkscore, and Yelp reviews
  4. Home Staging Ideas – this widget helps you train sellers 😉
  5. Text Me Now – you know your buyers love to text. Your leads probably do, too!
  6. Eppraisal – offers visitors an estimate on the value of their home
  7. News – pulls in news from a variety of different sources
  8. Feedjit “Who’s Here” – great feature shows the posts people read, and their location
  9. HGTV Tips – grab a first time buyer guide, cool home tours, or seller video tips

    …and…drumroll for the MOST IMPORTANT…

  10. IDX Search – depending on your IDX provider the code for this one will vary. If you don’t have a LEAD CAPTURE IDX, stop, do not pass go, you will not collect $100. You MUUUST have this. And you’ll probably have to pay for it. But its worth it. We HIGHLY recommend Diverse Solutions.

Please, if you’re an overachiever, all 10 of these on one blog is NOT a good thing. #10 is MISSION CRITICAL, though. Pick and choose what’s best for your target market and area outside of that. Always add value, not clutter. After all, you know what clutter does for home sales 😉

Need help implementing these widgets? Or maybe you need our ‘Set & Forget IDX‘ blog! Call 888-281-7665 x2 for real estate SEO and blogging help!