I'm working with a real estate agent who works in a number of different neighborhoods. Trying to decide whether to:
1. Build a main site for the area that will contain information in addition to the neighborhoods. Create pages for the neighborhoods and point a neighborhood domain name to each neighborhood landing page within the site. The separate domain names are needed for marketing purposes.
2. Build a main site, then separate "satellite" sites. These sites would use the neighborhood domain names and have about 3-5 pages of original content. We'd link from the main site to these satellites for visitors who land on the main site first.
From an SEO standpoint, would pointing domain names to interior pages as in option 1 hurt the overall site? If a search was done for the neighborhood, would Google show the main site's URL for the neighborhood page or the actual neighborhood domain? What would be the chances for any URL of the site to rank for the neighborhood terms?
If I go with Option 2, will the satellites be able to build enough authority to get ranked?
Is there a better option than either 1 or 2?
I would really appreciate any insight anyone can provide.