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.
Update your site from anywhere, anytime _ An estate agency website template doesn't just make your site look professional; it also enables it to perform professionally. You can easily add in elements like Google Maps and image slideshows, and allow your visitors to browse and find what they want quickly. Of course, the content on your site will be changing all the time, so you need to be able to edit web pages efficiently too. If you've hired a designer, you'll have to rehire them to make any changes or updates, which will probably be costly and time_consuming and you might have to wait for them to become available. However, using a template not only makes the process quick and easy, it also enables you to make changes, no matter where or when.