No need to design from scratch _ Another advantage of using a template is that a lot of the work has been done for you, making the process quicker and easier than building a site from scratch. You don't have to start with a blank page. This is helpful if you're not tech_savvy because all you need to know is how to type and browse folders on your PC, whereas if you design from the ground up, you'll need to learn HTML and coding. An estate agency needs to create a sense of trust with its customers and, with the professional design taken care of by the template, you have time to focus on your site's content. Images are the first thing visitors to your site will see, so you need to ensure that they do justice to the professional quality of your website. Similarly, ensure that content is tailored to your audience. Keep copy concise, describe features and benefits, and ensure spelling and grammar is watertight. Because using a template gets your site online very quickly it means you can devote more time to what's important _ running your business and selling what you have to offer.
Composite photos _ These are photos with text or other graphics superimposed on the photo. I do this a lot with the quotations I post on social media and put into my newsletters. Import a photo into PowerPoint and expand it as large as you can on a slide. "Insert Shapes" and insert a text box onto the slide over the photo. Type the text you want to superimpose onto the photo and set the text color so that it contrasts nicely with the photo as background. Group the components and you have a composite photo.