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#1 stevedavidson58

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

do you have a theme suitable for real estate management company?  or real estate agents?

#2 Elise Alley

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

Hi Steve,

We have the theme iReal Estate (http://ithemes.com/purchase/ireal-estate/) which is built with real estate agents in mind. This is not a Builder theme, however, in case that's what you're looking for.

If you are interested in Builder, we have a number if themes, all of which you can customize your layout with.

Was there a specific feature you were looking for? Let us know if so and we can tell you what we have.

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#3 bagels1480

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

Wondering if the "iReal Estate" or any Builder themes offer a "toggle switch" allowing the client to easily turn on/off a real-estate property listing?

In other words, a property manager (client) typically has several rental properties available at any given time, and would like to be able to easily show/hide them from her site, without the need to repeatedly create/delete those pages.

Anything like this available?

Thanks!

#4 Ronald

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

Hi,

the iRealEstate is a WordPress theme, as is Builder. It does not contain any functionality, listings etc. Listings in iRealEstate are incorporated as WordPress posts. Posts can always switch between "published" and "draft" mode of course, and there are also plugins: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-hide-post/

hope that clarifies,
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#5 bagels1480

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

Ronald, as always you've come through again!

I've been building a few sites with Builder, but never realized native Wordpress has that feature. Also, in addition to turning a page On/Off as a Draft, there is another setting: Visibility: Public, Password protected, or Private

I think with iRealEstate or a Builder theme, and this Wordpress function, I should be able to do what the client needs.

Thanks!

#6 jtf1117

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

Steve and Jeff - I used iRealEstate in 2009 and liked it. However, Builder sites are much easier to work with and customize and are actively being updated. Unless things have changed, there was a lot of code required in the jtabber (wow I remember the name of it) in the top right corner to customize it.
I strongly suggest using a builder site.
Realize that if your agent wants IDX/MLS data, you're going to have to get a plugin and pay a monthly fee for that data. In my opinion, agent sites that don't do that aren't very efficient because they will have to post the same data multiple times. And if it isn't dynamically updated, whenever there's a price change whoever maintains the site will have to do it in the MLS and then again on the website.
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#7 bagels1480

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

jtf1117, thanks for the insights! I agree with your suggestion of staying with Builder child themes, for the reason you mention, and esp. since I'm becoming more familiar with them.

Will check with the prospective client about her needs; I think she's a rental-property manager, not a realtor, so will have consistent inventory (apartments, etc.) available at various times, rather than a constant stream of home listings whihc come and go and which are dependent on MLS data, etc..

Thanks again!