How much does an estate agency website cost?
25 September, 2013 | Web design
What people don’t understand is that this is a particularly hard question to answer. It is the equivalent of asking “how much does a car cost?”
The answer depends on what the person wants. If you want a brand new Rolls Royce the cost is going to be very different than if you want an old, dented Corsa.
The same applies for a website. It all depends on what you want your website to be able to do, what you want it to look like, what message you want to send and the functionality you want for your users.
An on-going service
A lot of websites these days are sold as products; however a good website is more than just a quick one off job. Web design is a process that requires time and communication between the client, the designer and the marketing team. Without this process you won’t get the quality website that performs on every level.
If you shop around for an estate agent website you could find prices ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand pounds. The lower end websites are likely to be a fixed template, with a few stock images, 2 or 3 pages and very little customisation. The higher end websites may be a large custom designed and built site with a content management system, blog management, a mobile app and a mobile website.
Cost can really differ depending on the client’s vision of their website and goals.
You get what you pay for
When building a website there are lots of things you need to consider in order for it to be a successful one. You need to find a professional company that will be able to help you grow your business as well as establish an online presence. If you want a custom designed website, with unique content, on-going maintenance, security and online marketing then you have to accept that they will charge more than the fees you’ve been quoted for a basic website.
At the end of the day, a website will cost what you want it to cost as most web design agencies have more than one option for their design services, but if you are willing to pay for the best than you are more likely to be satisfied in the end.