Salt Lake City, UT, June 03, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- What distinguishes Free Home Shop from competing web sites? The differences are “small but significant,” insists Free Home Shop President Shaun Roundy (www.ShaunRoundy.com). “Six primary mistakes have prevented most real estate web pages from becoming as useful – or profitable – as their designers envisioned.”
These shortcomings include overpricing, design complexity, limited information, security concerns, outdated listings, and spotty coverage and render a web site “not worth your time or money to list your home on,” Roundy says.
“Before web advertisers can charge rates competitive with newspaper classifieds or real estate magazines,” Roundy explains, “they need to be a place where all the buyers come looking.”
Free Home Shop is not the first free real estate and rental advertising site, but Roundy hopes that it’s the first to overcome all previous limitations. “You get what you pay for with many free sites. As a result, most sites only have a few up-to-date listings, or you can’t get the information you need without registering, or something else causes users to give up.”
Free Home Shop itself is brand new with very few listings, but Roundy hopes this will change quickly. “Build a better house trap,” he quips, “and the world will beat a path to your door.”
Free Home Shop free listings include photo, address, contact information, and complete property details. Listings remain active for one month, after which the seller must renew the listing, which keeps site content current. Sellers must create an account which enables them to log in and edit their property information at any time.
Site navigation is straightforward and download speed is reasonably fast. Advanced back-end programming performs operations like automatically resizing photographs to fit the listing page and maximize download speed.
“The goal,” explains Roundy, “is to create a win-win-win situation for sellers, buyers, and real estate agents, when applicable. That’s what people want and is the only way for Free Home Shop to win as well.”
Free Home Shop will first target major population areas such as Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Washington Counties, then expand to the rest of Utah.
Sellers may optionally upgrade their listing for $7.99 per month to include seven additional photographs with subtitles and have their listing appear above free listings in searches.
Free Home Shop.com is not associated with any real estate brokerage.