Looking to Build Your Own Custom Home?

Apr 06 2015

How to finally make the decision to build your house from the ground up.

At some point in your working life, there comes a time when you want to buy a house that you can call your own. Now although the type of house depends on a bunch of factors, mainly how much money you have for a down payment and how much you can afford to spend monthly, you still want to have a custom home built from scratch.

I mean this is essentially the dream, to build your own custom home from scratch, and still have money left over to live on. Sure we can go crazy and build a home that will make the neighbors green with envy. However, we want a home that is both luxurious and one that doesn’t break the bank.

This would be our 3rd home, and we wanted to make sure that we had a builder create the exact home to our specifications. This meant that we had to scour the country side to find the perfect builder that would develop the exact home we wanted.

Now this search for a home builder that would meet our needs, was not an easy task. We began by searching for the local builders in our area to get a feel for the types of homes they built and also see if they were in our price range.

The next step, was to contact all of the builders that meet our criteria and schedule a meeting. We narrowed our list of potential builders to 4. So the first step was to set up a meeting with them to determine if we were all on the same page.

I mean, building our dream home was not a small undertaking, and one that we did not want to take lightly.

Our first meeting with builder number 1, went very fast, as their customer service was horrible and we left their office after 10 minutes.

The 2nd builder on our list, was very professional and very high-end. At first they appeared to come off as somewhat high and mighty, looking down at us as we only wanted a 2500 sq ft house with minimal granite and fixtures.

These guys were only interested in building $600,000 plus houses that would exceed 3,000 sq ft. So this was a major turn off for us, so we scratched them off our list and moved onto builder number 3.

This builder in Edmond Oklahoma by the name of The Roberts Group, was in a league all their own.

From the moment that we placed a call with them to schedule a meeting, we felt very comfortable with the superintendents and the sales people were never pushy.

In addition, we felt like they were going out of their way to make sure that we felt a sense of pride in everything that they do, and that they work with all types of income brackets. Wow what a breath of fresh air this was.

So after our initial meeting, we decide to go drive out and look at some of the model homes where we could get a sense of what our completed home would like like. These homes were absolutely beautiful both on the inside and out. The craftsmanship was super high quality and as soon as we walked into the home, all the outside noise was silent.

These homes built by The Roberts Group are very well constructed and you can feel that as soon as you tour the house. Well we knew that this was the builder for us, so our nest step in the process was to speak with their architect and see what types of designs they had in mind.

Since we already had our blueprints from our personal architect, we asked their architect if he could just use our existing plans. Of course, was his answer. They were able to take our plans and modify certain areas to fit our new concept and the results were awesome.

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Want To Get Your Website On The Top Of Google?

Feb 09 2015

Who Else Wants More Traffic to Their Website?

This past week, I looked at the website analytics for one of my websites and found that my traffic volume had actually increase from the previous 2 months.

After closer inspection on where the burst of traffic was coming from and how these people found my website online, it was clear that the increase in online traffic was because of killer search engine optimization techniques. But more specifically, this is the midwest and one of the best seo companies in Oklahoma is the one that gets you results.

So you want to first start off, by looking into the numbers. This is easy to get the data from, as you look into the google analytics and can see that the organic traffic has gone up. What this tells me is that people are finding our website from doing a google search and then clicking on a link in the search results page.

How Do You Increase or Double Your Traffic Online?

So now that we have looked at the analytics and found out what our monthly visitors are, now we can look at specific pages and see if we can make more pages related to that content.

For example, say your webpage on direct printing is getting a ton of traffic. What you can do to get more traffic to this particular niche, is to go and make another blog post or page that is dedicated to that theme. So make a page on direct mail and printing, or direct mail and conversions.

This way, you will already have one page that is getting traffic from the search engines, and then once you add more content that is relevant to that popular page, you will get more traffic based around that specific theme.

Then you can add some videos that talk about comparing the best direct mail printing places and see who does what and who rates better.

Another way to increase the amount of targeted traffic to your website, is to go out and get some paid advertising. While at first the thought of spending money might make many of you cringe, the initial outflow of money can easily be recouped if you do it the right way.

One of the best ways to get a positive ROI when using paid traffic, is to send your visitors to a lead capture page. The lead capture page, or squeeze page, is a page that has a form on it so that you can capture a person’s name and email so that you can follow up with them in the future.

The most common ways to do this, is to have the names and emails go into an email database that captures their information and stores it in a database so that you can build up a list of subscribers.

The most common tool to build up an email list, is by using an autoresponder. What an autoresponder does, is capture emails and send out automated email messages to the subscribers. The beauty of this is that you only have to send the email once, and it goes out to the entire email list that is in the database.

So what you do is send a short email, with a link in the email that goes back to your website, and this will bring in a ton more traffic to your site over time.

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