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Old 11-05-2012, 10:24 PM
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I totally agree with this. I prefer to browse anonamously and other real estate sites are out there which allow me to do so.
I AGREE ALSO............
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:19 AM
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I go to your web site to view your properties and it wants to force me to sign up and give you lots of information. If I see a property I really want to see, I might do that, but probably would just call. However I can't even get that far. There are many sites that let you browse without sending personal information to a non-secure web site. I personally will never do that so I can't view your listings. You will lose business unless you modify that approach.
Also the website does not show listings in The Villages. Not a good way to start out. Gonna be a steep hill to climb with this franchise if you can't "un-Euro" the online image.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:25 AM
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We listened and our new website that is being finished as we speak will allow browsing without client capture.
I would not use your website if it required filling out personal information to see a property.

Glad you have reconsidered that.
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I go to your web site to view your properties and it wants to force me to sign up and give you lots of information. If I see a property I really want to see, I might do that, but probably would just call. However I can't even get that far. There are many sites that let you browse without sending personal information to a non-secure web site. I personally will never do that so I can't view your listings. You will lose business unless you modify that approach.
I TOTALLY AGREE. Trulia.com has tons of homes all over the country for sale and they do not force you to sign up. There are many other reputable real estate sites as well.

You will definitely lose business.......I totally agree with above poster.
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Also the website does not show listings in The Villages. Not a good way to start out. Gonna be a steep hill to climb with this franchise if you can't "un-Euro" the online image.
Hi Indydealmaker,

Thanks for the comments. We want to "Euro" the image as that's the market we're going for.... Over 30% of the residents moving to TV in the past 12 months have been European so it was our key to have a European brand present here that Europeans know.....

We don't want another remax or coldwell banker or US chain here.

The local website is under construction and will feature all the MLS listings too. We prefer to do it right rather than quickly. You can visit a local agent's site at the moment here: Engel and Voelkers The Villages Real Estate, The Villages Florida Homes For Sale

In 95% of cases, a client will gravitate towards a brand that they know and recognize and not specifically a property that is of interest to them. CB, Realty Exec, Remax and the "big" US brands are not known nor recognized in Europe or the rest of the world.

With 500 offices in 37 countries on 5 continents and 4,100 employees we're going for the International angle.

Just some web stats for the forum too gathered over the weekend (some interesting reading):

ColdwellBanker.com - 61,172 page views/day
EngelVoelkers.com - 58,377 page views/day
RealtyExecutives.com - 9,025 page views/day
ERA.com - 6,105 page views/day
TheVillages.com - 4,929 page views/day
SothebysRealty.com - 31,914 page views/day
FoxfireRealty.com - 537 page views/day

Data accurate November 3rd 2012 and publicly gathered from www.websiteoutlook.com

With $2,500,000 under contract in the past 7 days, we're excited about getting to the top of the steep hill and seeing what our production will be then.

Hope this gives you more information on why an International and "euro" brand is important.
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I would not use your website if it required filling out personal information to see a property.

Glad you have reconsidered that.
Thanks Jack - Have fun in Rome! If you get a chance, definitely try and visit Pompeii and Oplontis. Being a "euro" brand we know and have been to these areas personally
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I TOTALLY AGREE. Trulia.com has tons of homes all over the country for sale and they do not force you to sign up. There are many other reputable real estate sites as well.

You will definitely lose business.......I totally agree with above poster.
Exactly why we removed the requirement and our new website won't require it either. You can of course though sign up for market reports and investment property trackers on our new site when it launches.... (screenshot attached)
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We will be using our Facebook page and Twitter accounts a lot more to post new deals and information for you.

Please feel free to Like us on facebook - LIKE US and our twitter handle is @EVTheVillages
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I go to your web site to view your properties and it wants to force me to sign up and give you lots of information. If I see a property I really want to see, I might do that, but probably would just call. However I can't even get that far. There are many sites that let you browse without sending personal information to a non-secure web site. I personally will never do that so I can't view your listings. You will lose business unless you modify that approach.
I use the following link to check Florida resale listings. Works great.

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It's December and that means an advent calendar and that also means gifts! We've put together a fun advent calendar game that you can play every day and at the end of the 12 days, one lucky entrant will win a Starbucks Verismo Coffee Machine!

Bookmark and play every day to increase your chances! GOOD LUCK!

Engel & Voelkers - Advent Calendar Online 2012

One person will be picked at random at the close of the competition and will be contacted by email. If you play all 12 days, you get 12 entries. One entry per person per day please. Only correct answers count as entries.
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Saturday December 1 Answer - "Rod Stewart"

Sunday December 2 Answer - "Amy Winehouse" - Congratulations to all who guessed this one! Today's is a little more difficult! Good luck!

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You can follow all of the answers and discussions here: http://www.talkofthevillages.com/for...lendars-65042/
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NEW LISTINGS - Great beautiful Tuscan homes you can see the full details and tour information here: Villa Provincia

The Villages Florida

This home really is STUNNING and we are exceptionally excited to have the pleasure of listing this home.

Watch our YouTube video here too: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpSxSu6KshM&list=PLGhB3Cvvj26jllWX3i8yLPzk s9IcSZje0&index=1]Engel & Voelkers presents Bel Lago, Ocala - YouTube[/ame]
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The two story house above called Villa Provincia isn't in The Villages.(???)
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The two story house above called Villa Provincia isn't in The Villages.(???)
Gracie, this house in Bel Lago, FL just off of hwy 200 near Ocala
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