How's it going guys,
After doing a bunch, okay, tons and tons of research, I was able to turn WordPress into a real estate Content Management System and property listing application. I definitely went through some freaking out, okay, lots and lots of freaking out during the development stages, but in the end it was worth it.
Their previous site wasn't getting much traffic due to the way it was set up (wasn't easy to update, nor feasible for the search engine spiders to crawl properly), furthermore, it didn't have the power of the blog. Now with WordPress as the backbone of their site, it's ranking extremely high under multiple very competitive keyword phrases on Google, MSN, Yahoo, etc. I love WordPress!!! It allows my clients to constantly and easily update their site, something the search engines love. Fresh content is king.
I'm partially gloating, but moreover, want people to understand the power of WordPress and its power with the search engines...it's a frickin' search engine marketing machine...on so many accounts.
To be honest though, right after launching the new site, their web site traffic and responses plummeted, which is to be expected sometimes when you make several large scale changes to a site. Within two weeks however their traffic and responses returned, but with much more frequency. And it's just the beginning.
On a different note, here are some snapshots of the customized admin area:
I'd appreciate your feedback, good or bad. Ideally, I want to make this site and solution as effective and efficient as possible, especially since I want to focus exclusively on WordPress for Real Estate.
Have a great one!!!