10 Jun Mobile Websites A Must For The Future

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 28:  A man holds his iPhone during the Apple iPhone 3Gs launching ceremony at the Olympic stadium on November 28, 2009 in Seoul, South Korea. Hundreds of people lined up overnight outside the Olympic stadium in Seoul to pick up their iPhone as soon as it was launched. The Internet and multimedia enabled iPhone immediately emerged as the country's most popular smartphone with nearly 60,000 people making online pre-sale orders.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

How important is it that your website be optimized for mobile phones? It is extremely important according to a BuilderOnline.com article.

Many home buyers will utilize their mobile phones in their search so it is becoming increasingly important that real estate websites cater to this change. With iPhones dominating the smart phone market and the increasing number of real estate apps, builders and developers need to understand that home buyers may never look at your website from a personal computer. This means that if your site isn’t optimized for mobile phones you could be missing out on active buyers.

Imagine a home buyer that drives by your property and goes to your website seeking more information with their mobile phone. If they can’t view your website on their phone, then there is a chance that they may never see your community. They could simply forget about it. The bottom line is that consumers are increasingly using their mobile phones as a means of information. This could be information on homes for sale or any other product. This is a trend that shows no slowing and I hesitate to even call it a trend. It’s the future of the Internet.

My advice to those looking to create a mobile website is to keep it simple. Stick to the facts and provide some large images. Avoid Flash when building these websites. It takes too much time and the iPhone still isn’t able to read Flash programs and probably never will due to recent announcements.

The next generation of home buyers will expect real estate websites to be accessible from mobile phones. Consider it. The future is here.

Sibet B Freides