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Title: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: davesfx on May 30, 2014, 11:36:13 am
Hey Guys,

Do you guys think it is worth it to advertise online using SEO?
This SEO company owns needtosellmyhousefast.com and they are offering to rank my site as well. I can see they are ranking really well for things like "need to sell my house" and they do get leads every day. If I decided to pay for SEO, I would like to do it with someone who has proven to get results, and seo-miami.com seems to have the results to back the claim.

Worth it or not?
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: gareth_esutera on June 18, 2014, 11:30:17 am
You don't advertise using SEO. It's a different marketing technique.

In advertising, you ride on a medium can provide content (TV Shows, websites, etc) to show your ads. In SEO, you create your own medium (website) and then build it so that search engines can notice it easily.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: shilpa2014 on June 25, 2014, 06:49:38 am
Use SEO for Marketing purpose, for advertising you can use classified sites and biggerpockets
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: jorgelopez on August 11, 2014, 07:46:33 am
I must say it is worth it but you need patience and hardwork for this to work.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: Cyrille on August 12, 2014, 02:29:27 am
It depend, if your advertise online, your banner will be attach on your website, so it can be good for your seo too, if the banner will be present during a long time.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: shaunanderson on August 14, 2014, 03:15:18 am
SEO is a good technique. It will increase brand awareness and help to improve your website ranking in search engine.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: SrsDelta2014 on August 14, 2014, 11:57:40 pm
I don't know what you think about this problem but in my opinion, real estate is a high competitive market so we SHOULD use online marketing to attract our potential customers. Building a Website for each project and run PPC and SEO are good ways we can do. I often do these things and the results are amazing.

I often do keyword research carefully before hiring SEO and PPC services. If you want to ask this question, my answer is YES.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: JenniferKelly on November 15, 2014, 12:40:25 am
SEO can also help to rank Real estate website. If you will not do SEO of your website, your website willn't rank in the Google SERP's and thus you may decrease the number of leads, which you may get by doing SEO.

Hence, it's important to do SEO of the real estate websites. You will get good result, if you are selecting the right SEO agency.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: colemanmg on November 15, 2014, 07:48:50 pm
SEO is a powerful tool to put your business in front of targeted people. These are the things I explain to many of my clients that its best to get in front of your targeted audience versus chancing them.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: goasya on October 05, 2016, 07:40:55 am
It deifinitely increases awareness and more traffic .
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: marksmith on June 06, 2017, 12:29:12 pm
Use SEO for Marketing purpose, for advertising you can use classified sites and biggerpockets

Hi Shilpa,
I agree with you. SEO is a digital marketing technique.
Thanks!!
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: homesteadroad on June 08, 2017, 06:15:28 am
Of course its worth, I am ranking for very competitive keywords "house buyer" and "house buyers" in the first page on 5th and 9th positions. It's just because of SEO marketing. And working hard to get the 1st position in one of them
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: Gary Parker on September 10, 2017, 05:40:00 pm
SEO in a comparative takes a lot of time and lot money, but is probably worth it.  I say probably because I am working on SEO myself.  Oncarrot or Leadpropeller are two subscription based services that offer a basic site and good education to get you going.  I went through the education and am almost ready to start hiring out part of my SEO.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: skyehomes on September 30, 2017, 10:20:45 pm
I started working on my real estate investor website a year ago in the bay area. Ranking high for top keywords and getting leads/deals. Like networking with agents, it's a slow process but will pay dividends down the road.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: Bareshell Estates on October 17, 2017, 05:32:24 am
SEO is one of the best ways to generate leads online.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: ThePropertyWhiz on October 20, 2017, 09:14:02 pm
Yes, definitely worth it.  It will take some time to establish depending on how competitive your market it.  It's hard work as well.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: earlwhite on November 19, 2017, 06:11:29 am
SEO of course is worth it . . .  in-bound marketing - particularly SEO which does not have direct expenses - is wonderful.

However, if anyone promises you anything regarding SEO it's silly. If he already HAS a site, why would he ever help rank your site above his?

Also what "technique" is he going to promise that you can't do without him.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: Clifford Group on November 30, 2017, 01:59:16 pm
SEO is definetly worth it. And if you stick to it and get ranked well in google it will pay off huge. Adding good content maybe with a blog will help alot with SEO
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: FlyerRE on December 07, 2017, 05:56:55 pm
With the new algorithm from Google, it won't take as long to rank your website if keywords, speed, and other details up to Google's standards. There are tons of tools you can use to help you with this, I prefer to use SEO Moz tools to get some insight on what it is I have to do. It takes work but it's definitely worth it.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: House Buyer COS on December 23, 2017, 08:36:11 am
SEO is a great strategy for long term lead generation, and when you couple that with instant lead generators such as adwords and facebook ads you can really start to see leads flow in. To be honest I would recommend reading a few books on SEO ( amazon has great ones that were just released recently) so you can get familiar with the terminology and how things work. A lot of companies out there more than willing to take your money for "immediate rankings" but you need to make sure they arent being spammy with your site and they are producing relevant and useful content for motivated sellers. You also want to make sure they arent "buying" links as this is a BIG NO NO for google. Well worth it though! In one of my markets I continually get leads because I am ranked for 4 really good keywords and I am top spot
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: SPBuyersLLC on January 11, 2018, 07:14:20 pm
SEO is absolutely worth it. It is one of our main lead sources and once it's built it brings in consistent leads every month. Definitely worth the investment.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: House Buyer COS on January 15, 2018, 09:19:26 pm
Totally worth it! Need to have a short term and long term strategy for SEO
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: DLee on January 30, 2018, 07:31:47 am
Hey Guys,

Do you guys think it is worth it to advertise online using SEO?
This SEO company owns needtosellmyhousefast.com and they are offering to rank my site as well. I can see they are ranking really well for things like "need to sell my house" and they do get leads every day. If I decided to pay for SEO, I would like to do it with someone who has proven to get results, and seo-miami.com seems to have the results to back the claim.

Worth it or not?

SEO, yes totally worth it. Getting a company to do it for you? NO!!
No one will work as hard on it as you will.  No one will be absolutely sure to do it right as much as you do.


Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: esztanyo on March 09, 2018, 07:46:20 am
Like most people said, it's a slower process, but definitely worth it. I prefer SEO to other types of marketing because it grows slowly and builds momentum. Along with national rankings, Local SEO and building your Google My Business presence can bring in great results. I've gone from about 1 lead every 2 weeks to about 4 a week now in less than a year.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: Better House Buyers on March 17, 2018, 05:43:46 pm
100% absolutely worth it.  it is a long journey especially in a competitive market but one you should strongly consider.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: earlwhite on March 23, 2018, 09:29:55 pm
SEO is definitely worth it. There can be no doubt. The leads are the best leads.

I would highly disagree about SEO being expensive. You can't BUY SEO. There are some services you can pay for, perhaps a writer and some local directory assistance.

That said it pales in comparison to the amount of direct-mail you need to do to get direct-mail deals.

I would also disagree you need to hire some service for SEO.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: Estates208 on March 25, 2018, 04:28:42 pm
The benefits of SEO include high quality leads. The downside of SEO is the length of time it takes to get your website to the top of the search engines (SERPs) and the limited keywords your site can rank for. My site used to be ranked #1 for the search term "Sell My House" nationwide on Google. What happen was I was abel to generate a large number of leads for very few keywords. I now pay for traffic including the search term "sell my house" and thousands of others. If you are looking to target only one specific town then SEO can be a good means of reducing your marketing cost long-term. If you invest in properties nation wide, I would suggest paying for traffic to quickly generate the leads you need to scale your business.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: DLee on March 28, 2018, 06:17:47 pm
The benefits of SEO include high quality leads. The downside of SEO is the length of time it takes to get your website to the top of the search engines (SERPs) and the limited keywords your site can rank for. My site used to be ranked #1 for the search term "Sell My House" nationwide on Google. What happen was I was abel to generate a large number of leads for very few keywords. I now pay for traffic including the search term "sell my house" and thousands of others. If you are looking to target only one specific town then SEO can be a good means of reducing your marketing cost long-term. If you invest in properties nation wide, I would suggest paying for traffic to quickly generate the leads you need to scale your business.

Limited keyword is a good thing. Not a bad thing. You do not want to attract people that type the word " house" into google.
Having said that, we rank 1 for almost ALL keywords we want to rank for, which is over 100 keywords.
Not only do we rank 1, but if you are really good at SEO, things like these:
(https://cdn.oncarrot.com/uploads/sites/10050/2018/03/2018-03-28-18_09_31-2018-03-28-07_47_58-we-buy-houses-in-ct-Google-Search.png-‎-Photos.png)

and these:
(https://cdn.oncarrot.com/uploads/sites/10050/2018/03/2018-03-28-18_10_36-2018-03-25-18_14_47-we-buy-houses-in-connecticut-Google-Search.png-‎-Photos.png)
(https://cdn.oncarrot.com/uploads/sites/10050/2018/03/2018-03-13-14_12_10-we-buy-houses-in-danbury-ct-Google-Search.png)
start happening.

And when that happens...
This:
(https://cdn.oncarrot.com/uploads/sites/10050/2018/03/Leads.png)

happens.
And then you will realize the game begins to be fun.
IS SEO WORTH IT?
Yes, it is so worth it!


Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: MarcTro on April 11, 2018, 08:52:16 pm
Yes, it definitely is! I had an investor friend of mine show me proof of the number of leads he got in 1 week from SEO. Ever since I saw that I was convinced. I am in 100% on seo
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: esztanyo on May 10, 2018, 10:09:23 am
Yes. Yes. and Yes.

But, you have to commit to it. You have to provide value or Google will never rank you. If you get the rankings, it will pay off for years.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: ZitBuysHomes on June 27, 2018, 12:10:19 am
SEO is well worth the investment to build your online presence and branding.  We get leads every week from our online website and social media presence.  Sure, there is work involved and our family-owned home buying business is fortunate that we have a 24/7 digital marketing strategist in-house who has been working on our new site for about 3 months.  We don't do PPC (although it's a viable option for the short term as you build your organic rankings and Google My Business Listings).  We aren't even ranking for major KW's in our area yet but the traffic still comes as well as the leads. 

It's exciting to have motivated sellers contact you!   
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: acoleman56 on July 04, 2018, 12:10:05 pm
Yea it is but its takes time. If you want faster results paid traffic is better
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: Highest Cash Offer on July 05, 2018, 07:38:29 pm
SEO is very cost effective, but it can take months to really get results. It is worth it if you are patient.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: sanders77032 on July 10, 2018, 08:21:11 am
The answer depends on what your end goal is. If you are looking to instantly get people to your site use PPC but if you want something that is solid which will allow you site to generate leads on its own for free establish SEO for your site. A smart thing you can do is while you run your advertisement do SEO in the background, since SEO is not an overnight result and it must also be maintained.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: alugueltrancoso on July 26, 2018, 03:41:32 pm
Alway a good idea to do SEO but watch out for the ones that promise you 1 google places for cheap and fast! Good quality seo takes time and is not cheap!
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: webuyhousesct on July 27, 2018, 11:08:04 am
SEO done right will definitely help your site rank.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: HUD512 on July 31, 2018, 08:03:58 pm
Having motivated sellers contact you is a windfall!  SEO is so worth the investment if done properly.  Highly suggest looking into SEO if your serious about this business.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: heartlandbuyshouses on August 28, 2018, 04:58:38 am
SEO is proven and tested strategy especially in the real estate niche. Nowadays, many people tend to use the internet to find legit real estate services and many business owners see this as an opportunity to attract more costumers. In order to outshine from your business competitors, implementing SEO to your real estate website is the key. Even though SEO results doesn't always happens overnight, but it will be a good long-term investment. Which means patience and dedication is very important.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: Luna Moon on August 30, 2018, 08:46:49 am
Has anybody an example with exact numbers how SEO helped their business? I think SEO is profitable, but I would like to see actual results. That would be very interesting.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: houseo on September 20, 2018, 03:15:30 pm
Definitely worth it in the long run. Involves a lot of hard work so be prepared.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: schomeoffer on September 23, 2018, 10:40:01 pm
SEO is as important to real estate investors as it is to any other business.  You need to have online visibility because prospective sellers will either be searching for your service "We Buy Houses (city)" or they will be looking your business up to see about you.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: schomeoffer on September 23, 2018, 11:12:52 pm
Yea it is but its takes time. If you want faster results paid traffic is better

Paid traffic is a good way to get traffic toy uor site intially as you build your online presence. 

Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: imranabdul on September 27, 2018, 05:25:30 am
It is Really worth it particularly when you are not interested in investing more on advertising, but you need to be patient as SEO takes some time to show its impact on your business.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: AliceWanders on November 20, 2018, 01:28:53 am
Yes, SEO is helpful in getting customers from people searching through the internet.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: ATLfairOffer on November 27, 2018, 12:33:28 pm
SEO provides sellers with limited cash investment, the main investment is time for some markets.

Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: imranabdul on December 01, 2018, 05:43:24 am
Yes it is worth If you you do it in a proper way, I am doing it for my website which has improved my organic traffic by a very good rate.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: Simplehomebuyers on December 01, 2018, 04:57:05 pm
Like everyone else said, yes it's worth it. Some markets are highly competitive which make it harder to rank.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: forestgreen on December 04, 2018, 10:18:31 am
Actually, SEO is one of the most effective ways to rank you site as well.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: kdshomebuyers on December 09, 2018, 11:26:22 pm
Is seo worth what.  Is it worth paying a million dollars no.  Is it worth 10 dollars ya.  This can't be answered without more info.  Seo can be great if you get results and don't overpay.  It can also not be worth it if you never get results which is tough to know for sure.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: deonmitchell on December 18, 2018, 02:44:14 am
In my opinion if you have budget to advertise then do for advertising as it will bring quick results but when you stop advertising your website will go to grave as only people will comeback who already visited your website through advertising no new visitors as your website will not rank in top positions on 1st google or any other search engine page so my advice is to do both SEO and advertising at the same time to get long term results.
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: AliceWanders on December 21, 2018, 04:38:42 am
With SEO you can improve search appearances hence organic traffic to your real estate website. You can go for it. :)
Title: Re: Is Real Estate SEO Worth It
Post by: realestateboy60229 on January 03, 2019, 11:18:10 pm
From personal experience, I think it really depends on your personal need. If you have an urgency to create sales lead for your business, SEO is probably not be the best option. On the upside, you can optimize your website with organic search to reduce cost if you are creative and sensitive with your target clients. I used to pay for traffic including the search term "sell my bungalow" and attacked hundreds of malaysian who wish to sell their houses in other countries