My customers are Realtors, which by and large are not the most tech savvy collection of people in the world. Many successful Realtors come from the "old school" and are having trouble keeping up with the technology learning curve. Because of this I set out to design a site that is as user friendly as possible. My strategy was "less is more" for my audience.
I will point out that I used a template with some flash and I`m aware that the imagery does not really convey "Real Estate/Virtual Tours/Photography". I would love to be able to change the imagery but my web designer (a family member) is not proficient in flash and thus far we`ve had to keep the images that came with the template. I`d like feedback on how big of a factor/detriment you think this is for the site. I will also mention that my family member who helps me with the site does all of the more complicated work with flash, databases & scripting type stuff and I do most of the simple html tweaks and design.
Another note, I also just recently changed the home page from displaying pricing to replacing that with a "Featured Tour" so that people can instantly see my work when visiting the site. I did so after reading the poll in this forum about whether or not to display pricing on your home page.
Also worth noting is that I`m currently only in the Phoenix Metropolitan area market so my traffic should all be local and when I do get around to search engine optimization I`ll be targeting Phoenix area Realtors searching for virtual tours.
I`m also interested in feedback if anyone views it on a mac as I have not tested it on a mac before because I don`t have access to one. I`ve tested it on IE & Firefox and all seems to be ok but please mention if you see any problems there either. I did happen once to see the site in IE on another pc that displayed the fonts much larger and overlapping which wasn`t the case for my pc at home in IE.
The website is http://www.onestoptours.com/
Thanks so much!