Cameras, new app assistance coax trade for Newburyport-centered website

Cameras, new app assistance coax trade for Newburyport-centered website

Cameras, new app assistance coax trade for Newburyport-centered website

BRYAN EATON/Staff Photo.Robert M. Bentley.



Posted: Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 5:26 pm

Cameras, new app assistance coax trade for Newburyport-centered website

By Will Courtney Correspondent

The Daily News of Newburyport

NEWBURYPORT — Robert Bentley has good reason to foster a city in that he lives and works. Ever given he entered a internal genuine estate marketplace as an representative 7 years ago, it’s been partial of a job.

When impending clients would call as they set out on their residence search, a same questions would come adult over and over again. What is Newburyport like? The schools? The businesses? The lifestyle?

Meanwhile, he was perplexing to compute himself from a dozens of other internal agents with whom he was competing. A visitor to a genuine estate business, Bentley incited to what he knew — marketing.

“I satisfied we indispensable to build a website that was a village portal that answered all these questions and to applaud a lifestyle of Newburyport,” he said.

And as fitness would have it, a ideal domain name could be had — for a price. In 2011, Bentley bought newburyport.com from a domain merchant for $25,000, and filled it with all a answers to those ordinarily asked questions.

Currently, a site promotes internal businesses, things to do, a schools and financial services. It also sports 13 webcams that arrangement up-to-the-second video opposite a downtown area.

With an normal of 500 new visitors to a site a day, he believes a site is operative for both a city and, in turn, his genuine estate business.

A former selling and financial veteran in Virginia, he came to a city with small genuine estate knowledge to contest with a area’s dozens of agents. But he did know online marketing, and by building his possess genuine estate site, he shortly became a top-selling representative in Newburyport, he says, with scarcely 200 homes sole in a past dual years.

He skeleton to shortly confederate his genuine estate website with Newburyport.com, and he’s in a routine of rising an iPhone app that will foster a city, as good as his free try — a VIP card.

The VIP card, that is bought by a website or during a Chamber of Commerce downtown visitors center, costs $25 and promotes discounts to dozens of “places to eat, shop, stay and experience,” a website says. According to Bentley, half of a income he raises will go to an array of internal charities, while a other half will be dedicated to serve promotion a label and website.

But what he truly hopes a visitors to a site will come divided with is what he saw when he and his mother chose Newburport as a place they wanted to live and lift their children.

“It’s a good lifestyle, with an oceanfront, a riverfront, good restaurants and good schools,” he said. “It only feels like a really good place to be.”


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