Why should I use managed services instead of doing it myself ?

We get this question all the time.  So anyone can download a copy of WordPress,  install it on your own domain name and start writing blog posts. If you haven’t tried this before, please try it and let us know how long it takes you ?  We can predict that the first time will take a few days (not exactly the famous 2 minute install).  Why ?  Because you have to figure out what host to use, what domain name to pick, and what theme to install and customize.  If you’ve spent more than a week trying to figure all of this out, you probably have spent too much time which could have been used to prospect for new buyers and sellers.

This is only the beginning.  If you’re a busy agent, you don’t have any time to worry about the details of building your own site and keep it running smoothly.  Busy agents have great teams including web teams that worry about the system allowing them to focus activities that directly bring in new clients such as producing compelling and relevant content.  That is the advantage of a managed system.   We provide all the backend support to keep your dynamic website/blogsite running smoothly including:

  • Site upgrades
  • Plugin updates
  • Backups
  • Site changes that cannot be done through the editor

Managed services also means access to:

  • Tutorials and How-tos
  • Tips and tricks
  • Ongoing support

To hire a web team or developer to support these activities is expensive.  By using Realivent’s managed WordPress as a CMS services agents can leverage an extensive knowledge base and our daily involvement with WordPress to lower the costs significantly.  Since we work with these systems every day, it is much more cost efficient for us to take care of these systems rather than for agents to do it themselves.  We keep sites updated with frequent upgrades, plugins, and new functionality that is shared across other sites.

What agents on our system do not worry about:

  • No IT needed
  • No Web designer needed
  • No HTML knowledge required

What agents on our system actually do:

  • Keep their buyers and sellers updated with fresh content
  • Write compelling and relevant posts that can be found in search engines
  • Respond promptly to leads generated by their new site

If you are not convinced, please contact us and we can give you a list of satisfied agents who are benefiting from our managed services.

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