I maintain a local real estate website.
New listings are added when I receive the listing details and photos from the receptionist. I regularly receive incomplete details without photos or photos without listings, and it can take weeks for the needed items to be supplied.
Multi-million dollar residential projects for foreigners are big business here and the agent has started to add several to the website so they can sell units. The units start at $500K and the commission would be substantial so it’s in their interest to display the projects as well as possible.
Client: Here’s a residential project that needs to be added to the website. I don’t have the text in a Word document. Kindly let me know if you can work with it.
Attached is a Word document with the text embedded as images.
Me: Yes, I can work with the text. It’ll just take a little longer to type out. Do you have photos for the project?
A month passes with no response.
Me: I still don’t have any photos for the project. Obviously, photos will showcase the project better than text can on its own. I can create a page without photos but to sell the project it would be better if people can see how it would look.
Client: Add the project to the website with just the text.
I’m starting to lose patience.