Monthly Archives: June 2014

How to use Video the Right Way with Real Estate Listings

How to use Video the Right Way with Real Estate Listings

I want to take a moment to reflect on the different types of real estate video tours I’ve seen many agents include in their MLS listings. Generally speaking, these video tours can be classified into one of three categories. Below I’ll post an example of all three video types and highlight each of their own pros, cons, and how they impact your online presence as a real-estate agent.

Lots of videos claim to be virtual tours, but for definition sake, I consider a virtual tour not to be a video… Rather a virtual tour is when a Realtor creates (usually with an outside company for a fee) a 360° photo app that a visitor can interact with to virtually navigate through a listing on a website. These tours are shot with special cameras that use panoramic images which allow for the visitor to simulate a walk through as if they were actually there.

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Best WordPress Themes for Real Estate 2014

Best WordPress Themes for Real Estate 2014

Today I was asked by a local Realtor in Toronto:

WHAT ARE THE BEST WORDPRESS THEMES FOR REAL ESTATE?

I’ve reviewed plenty of WordPress themes this year already and I figured that instead of going through listing each one of them through an email, that I’d actually spend a little bit more time and put together a list of the best themes to use for real estate sites.

Real-Estate-Agent-WordPress-Theme

Here’s how I plan on doing this.
I’m going to create a comparison table on this post where I’ve ranked each theme based on how it performs in a particular category. Below this comparative table, I’m going to include a summary on each theme I’ve selected and give a brief summary about why I think it will do well with your website, and what key features are important in helping you reach new buyers tomorrow.

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Re-invent Realty Reviews WP Estate Theme

Re-invent Realty Reviews WP Estate Theme

The following is a step by step process I took while reviewing the WP Estate theme for real estate by annapx

Review: WP Estate Theme

image link to themeforest

APPEARANCE & DESIGN

How does the site look?
check markWhat I like:

I like the variety and color of icons used for the different property types displayed on the map. I also like the color overlays of different property types (New/Hot Offer, Open House) On the properties listing page, I really like the simplicity of how the listings are displayed, and I like the use and placement of their property filter.

I really like the ability to change the header of the site uniquely for each page. You can choose to select a custom image that you can upload, you can choose the site to display a slider of posts, or one of images that you create. Or you can choose to leave the slider

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