Redman recently announced the addition of Update Bundles and Monthly Maintenance Packages that make it easy for you to save on our design and content update services. These bundled hours are great ways to improve the interior areas and body content of your website to encourage a higher level of visitor engagement and “stickiness”. Additional design work makes your website memorable, and investing in creating high quality, unique content keeps people coming back for more.
So where do you start? To inspire you’re imagination we’ve provided 7 examples of great ways our clients have put our design team to work in the past.
1. Custom Fonts: 30 min to 1 hour
Sometimes all it takes to add that special touch is a unique font that corresponds with your offline branding. Using a more elaborate, interesting font in your header or for page titles use can quickly give your site a luxurious feel, a fun retro vibe, or a country-western flavour.
2. Rotating Header Messages: 1.5 – 2 hours
You’ve got a great looking custom header on your website, but did you know you can add rotating text as well? This is a fast and inexpensive way to get extra messaging into your header and on every page of your website.
3. Image Styles: 1 – 2 hours
It’s easy for us to create a look that will better integrate existing and new pictures with the overall look and feel of your website. Adding borders, colours and captions can very quickly transform a boring page into something that looks much more streamlined and professional.
Here are some quick examples of how we can style images with different kinds of looks.
With Caption & Shadow
4. Reorganize or Customize Your Navigation: 1 – 3 hours
If you’ve added a lot of custom pages and content to your site, you want to make sure your site-wide navigation is well organized, easy to use, and search optimized. We can add unique background graphic effects in drop downs, modify highlights, and even add columns in long drop down nav sections to create a more organized menu.
5. Custom Buttons & Graphics: 1 – 3 hours
Do you have a unique service you want to be able to feature more prominently? How about a special business affiliation or promotion? We can create all kinds of buttons, banners, and graphics to help important information stand out while still keeping consistent with the overall look and feel of your website.
6. Custom Page Layout & Page Sidebars: 2 – 5 hours
If you’ve taken the time to write and collect great content, you want to make sure it’s organized on the page well so visitors to your website will actually read it. Rather than just throwing everything into your CMS as one big, boring block of text, you can make sure you get the most out of your content by having a designer format the page.
Great page layouts do three things: first, they add visual interest and make your website look professional. Second, they break up large pages of content into organized sections that are easier to scan and read. Third, they help direct the viewer’s attention to the most important pieces of information and call-to-action areas, resulting in better conversions. If you want visitors to get to your contact form or a particular community search, make it the easiest thing for them to find on the page!
Here are three samples of page layouts that transform ordinary content.
7. Custom Writing & Page Layout: 4 – 8 hours per page (400 – 500 words)
The Redman Engine gives you a ton of great stock content to get you started, but every knockout real estate website includes great pages of custom content. This is particularly important when it comes to your “About Me” page, your services pages, and areas of the real estate market you have a particular expertise in.
But you’re a Realtor, not a writer! Even though you may know everything there is to know about a certain community or kind of real estate, sometimes it takes a professional writer to put this together into organized, interesting copy. Paired with a custom layout, key pages on your site will communicate your service value more effectively, be search engine optimized, and look great too!
These are just a few examples of how you can use Redman Maintenance Bundles to keep your site updated and looking great. If you would like to invest more time in your website but aren’t sure where to start, give Redman a call and we can help generate ideas that work within your budget.