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.
I never have to reinvent the wheel. And as a professional accountant, you can imagine how many different "wheels" I use every day! Profit & Loss statements, Balance Sheets, Cash Flow Forecasts, Time Sheets, Break_Even Analyses, Margin Calculations, Business Plans, etc, etc. When using your own prior work as a financial template, you get another benefit _ you are so familiar with the template that it takes you no time to figure out how to use it. And each time you refine it just a little bit more. So pretty soon your templates run like a Swiss watch! All the bugs have been worked out, you have tested it with many different clients and many different business scenarios and you know you have something you can depend on. Financial Templates as Tools _ For someone who is not a finance professional, financial templates serve a slightly different purpose. They still save time, of course, but they also provide a tool that person would have to pay someone else to develop.