Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I change the website design or have you change it for me?

Websites are each developed as a one of a kind custom design for your business. The physical look/feel of the website should be managed by an Internet Expert to reflect the highest quality. The Builder Consulting Website Design Experts will assist with any cosmetic updates while major sections and information may be managed online. The online updating system enables 24 Hour management, updates, deletion or even creation of new areas within the custom designed website. Your homes are not copies of another builder and neither should your website!

Can I change or add new Communities to my Website?

Yes, websites are highly customizable with the online updating system. Community photos, logo, locations, contacts, models and plans, available homes, pricing and other details may be managed online at any time at no additional cost.

Can I pay by check, credit card or ACH?

Yes. Initial website development, website hosting, Internet Marketing and related services may be paid by check, credit card or ACH checking debit. Contact our office at (816) 842-7774 for details and forms.

Can I incorporate features from other websites and in my new custom Search Engine Optimized website?

While we never copy a competitor there are many unique and innovative ideas online worldwide that may be incorporated within new websites. Many features of a builder website design are standard to ensure home buyers and online shoppers are provided with the specific details and information to make a buying decision. It is a good idea to visit several websites and select what type of look/feel or features appeal to you as a basis for your new custom website development.

Do I need to host the website with Builder Consulting?

Yes, Our websites are custom dynamic and connected to a central database that powers them, so they must be hosted by us on our web servers in order to function properly. The monthly hosting investment includes website updates, database maintenance, Search Engine Optimization, Internet Marketing and customer support.The Builder Consulting website hosting facility uses redundant TIER 1 OC3 high speed data lines with battery backup, generators, daily server backups and multiple high-speed website hosting servers. Website Hosting also includes WebTrends website traffic reporting to show details of visits, time spent on your website, keywords used to locate your website and detailed monthly reports. Unlike other website hosting companies, we do not lock you into any hosting contracts - you can cancel your website hosting anytime with 30 days written notice.

Do you also design logos?

Expert graphics designers will assist with logo design, identity marketing, and custom website designs. Logos are created for Website use so please specify if a Print Ready version is also required.

Do you design custom websites?

Yes, every award winning website created by Builder Consulting is a unique custom design. A custom website will make your business stand out from the crowd ensuring your company looks better than your competitors and reached more buyers online. We build your new custom website after consulting with you to ensure the website meets the needs of your customers and business focus. Building hundreds of custom websites since 1995 provides the experience to produce an effective Internet Marketing tool, not just an online billboard.

How long will it take to get my new website completed?

New custom designed websites are typically completed within 1-2 weeks of providing the information or content for the website. The development process is coordinated by a Project Manager assigned to complete your website project. A team of website experts is assigned to handle all technical, design and development aspects of the website and Search Engine Optimization. Your website may take longer to go live if you are transferring a domain name (as opposed to registering a new domain name). Domain name transfers take 24-72 hours to complete after approval from the current domain manager.
*Remember* the faster website content is provided the faster the website will be completed to start selling online.

How would a home buyer find my site?

On the Internet its still Location, Location, Location and Builder Consulting Search Engine Optimized websites provide the Internet Location. Your new website will be optimized and submitted to Search Engines and marketed on real estate websites nationwide. Builder Consulting manages over 1,200 domain names with many focused on marketing customer websites online. Your website address should also be advertised or listed on all signs, business cards, marketing materials, industry affiliations and vehicles.

Is email part of the package?

Yes, email hosting and management is a very low cost starting at $5 to setup and manage. Email forwarding is provided with website hosting at no additional cost. A forwarding address is an e-mail address that forwards all email received by it to another e-mail account. Some packages include POP email accounts. POP email accounts allow users to send and receive email using any standards-based client (such as Outlook). You can also check your POP email account using our web-based email system

Will Builder Consulting Search Engine Experts market the website to the Internet?

Every Builder Consulting website is developed with Search Engine Optimization in mind. Other website companies simply create a pretty design and expect customers to create their own traffic. Build it and they WILL NOT COME unless the website is properly developed from the ground up so that Search Engines recognize all pages of the website. The Nationally Recognized Builder Consulting Search Engine Experts will assist with Internet Marketing designing a custom package for your needs. Monthly Pay Per Click advertising, Marketing Gateway Websites and management systems are provided after consultation.

What does your monthly services and hosting include?

Website hosting packages include premium website hosting, database maintenance, online updating, WebTrends monthly website traffic reports, helpdesk, customer support, email service (POP and/or forwarding accounts), unlimited space and bandwidth (within reason) on top of the line website servers, website statistics, and search engine optimization.

Which search engines do you submit to?

Websites are optimized for Yahoo, Google and MSN which captures 99.7% of all Internet Usage - monthly Internet Marketing is provided for all search engines, DMOZ Directory and related BLOG's and industry websites. An Internet Advertising budget should be setup to manage online marketing and Pay Per Click accounts.
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Who owns the domain name?

Included with your custom website Builder Consulting Technical Services Engineers will register and maintain your domain name, IP setup, MX Records and DNS for you. The domain name registration and ownership remains with your company at all times.

Who owns the website design?

The website Images, HTML and content are owned by the customer and will be provided on CD ROM with the latest updates for a one time technical fee of $75 if requested. Builder Consulting database and online updating programming or source code is not available and provided as a monthly license to clients with website hosting services.