Developing a real estate website is the process of creating a site designed to enable sellers to post properties for sale to promote them online. The site is a searchable gallery of available properties that house seekers can use to look for real estate. You can either post your properties manually or import directly from the IDX/MLS feed which is a totally automated, self propagating website (PREMIUM SERVICE). For automated listing we have partnered with RETScloud.
The advantage of our premium real estate paltform is in the search engine indexiing. As all the listing are atucully on your website, and not being loaded from a third party website (in a iFrame), Google can index each property on your website. If your currently using a third party provider, the listings are on the providers website and they do not count for your indexing. .
Primary components and modules required to build a real estate site:
A) Property Listing Web App - The Web App enables the posts of property listings. It include fields for data such as the address, description, number of rooms, number of bathrooms, price, property images, and more.
B) Property inquiry Web Form - The form will reside in the detail layout of the listing Web App described above. The form enables visitors to inquire about the listings.
C) Google Map - The map resides on the detail layout of the listings Web App. It dynamically displays the property address using the Google Map API.
D) Refer a friend form - The refer a friend form resides on the detail layout of the listing Web App. This form allows visitors to send the URL of the currently viewed property (along with the custom message) to a friend.
E) Listings Web App search - The Web App search allows visitors to search for properties by filters, such as suburb, city, country, zip code, and other advanced search options.
F) Add to favorites function - Visitors can use this feature to store their favorite property listings in their favorites list for future reference.
G) Print function - Visitors can print the listing in a printer-friendly format from the site.
H) Photo gallery - The gallery displays the property images in a grid of thumbnails with navigation; when clicked, the larger version of the image is displayed.
G) Youtube video - The property agent can optionally tape and publish video of the property on YouTube, a dedicated video streaming network. The embed code for the video is then posted along with the property listing.
H) Other components - Other optional components may include a blog, reviews/testimonial page, recent sales page and a contact page. The process for adding these features is outside the scope of this guide. However, you can access the instructions for working with blogs, announcements, and other related features by searching this help system.
Full Features List (client will use the component of PWD choice)
Selling and Rental Listings
Poperty for sale and rent with adjusted pricing and terms.
Automated currency conversion based on main currency and actual rates.
Built-in support for full content translation for any number of languages.
CSV import/export (IDX/MLS Feeds PREMIUM)
Easy listings backup and management with CSV format data and images.
Batch File Upload (IDX/MLS Feeds PREMIUM)
Fast and handy files management with batch upload feature. (IDX/MLS Import)
Resize on Upload
Dimensions set in configuration will be applied on upload while original files will be kept as alternative.
List and Grid views
Grid and list property listings layouts with numerous display options.
Listings Map View (Requier's Google Map Cloud Account)
Automatically scalled and clustered where needed properties with markers on Google Map.
Single Property Details Page
Detailed property page with configuration option, media gallery, fields sections, floor plans, etc.
Agent Profile (IDX/MLS Feeds PREMIUM)
Agent page with photo, contact information, social accounts and link to all assigned properties.
Agent Listings (IDX/MLS Feeds PREMIUM)
All property listings published by an agent or assigned to him/her.
Agent Account Approval
Moderated agent profile approval in automated or manual mode.
Country, region, city dropdowns with level to level dependency.
Open Hours Option
Listing and single property indicator announcing available hours for visiting.
Captcha Protected Contact Form
Captcha protected contact form. Google captcha and simpler captcha settings allowed.
50+ fiields to describe every listing and show exactly what your customers look for.
Image and Video Gallery
Hi-quality images resized for optimal use with originals kept, Youtube, Vimeo, MP4 videos.
Protect images from unauthorised usage on other websites or media.
Virtual 3D tour
Link to virtual 3D tour file shown in a separate tab on property page.
Brochure with detailed property descrition designed and save in PDF format.
Used to indicate Active, Sold, New, Hot, etc. properties.
Multi Currency Support
Any number of currencies can be used with main currency selected and others calculated based on the rates.
Menu Item Filters
Adjust country, region, city, category, status, type, featured, filters on listing layout.
Featured Property Listings
Listings type used for items you want promoted. Can be shown seapartely in module and layouts.
Customer Favorites List
Registered users can make a list of favorite listings by storing in their account.
Select up to 4 listings and compare field by field. Helps at decision making stage.
Saved Searches With Notification
Let your customer name a search with parameters entered and store it in account.
Custom Property Informatio Fields
18 special fields that can be edited, translated in any language and adjusted to your needs.
Agent Leads CRM
All inquries sent to configured email address are stored in Leads section.
Language Translation Manager
Adjust language interface translations to your needs or create translation for a new language.
Listing Display Filters And Settings
Items per page, ordering, show/hide fields and filters, allow certain functions.
Property Display Settings
Show property fields, set price validation, configure title.
Automatically generated RSS feed based on published listings with property details included.
Google Maps integration (Require's Google Map Cloud Acount)
Extension and module maps view are Google Maps integrated. General key parameter in settings.
Social Share Icons
Allow your customers to share on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest.
Property Listings Print Settings
Property page which is the longest among the others is designed to look nice when printed.
Mortgage Calculator Module
Calculator module to help assess payment terms for selected property.
Property Photo Slideshow
Selected properties image with details showcase. Promo option for new or featured listings.
Latest Property Listings
Random, latest or featured properties shown in a grid or as a slider with autoplay option.
The platform can also be customized to your personal specifications
NOTE: actual avaiable features can vary over time. This list is representational only.