Sneak Peak: Rover IDX 3.0

We've been working hard on new features

Performance

Rover IDX 2.1 was fast. Rover IDX 3.0 is even faster. Every component has been performance tuned for a blazing page load.

Customizable search panel styling

You can now configure colors, background colors, borders, and so on.

Plugin Pages Update

Completely re-written plugin setup pages - Even easier and simpler.

New Side-by-Side layout

Equal size map and results, side by side, on one page.

All listing images now viewable without opening listing

Super easy photo viewing. And these images are swipe-able on your mobile phone.

And one more big surprise! Rover IDX is AMP-friendly!

Rover IDX works with the leading AMP plugins to present obscenely fast page loads, fully AMP compliant.

Rover IDX 3.0 is currently in beta with a select set of public websites, and will be released to the WordPress Plugin Repository soon.

Big news: Rover CRM now has two modes, and the first is FREE

The Rover IDX CRM now has two offerings. Dashboard Lite and Dashboard Full Featured

The Dashboard Lite allows your to manage contacts. You can see who has been on your site, when automatic property emails were sent to them, and also send them emails

The optional Dashboard Full Featured CRM adds features on top of the Dashboard Lite. You can add Notes and Tasks. You can Tag contacts to better organize your lists.
And you can view contact activity - like what properties they've viewed, what searches they've saved, and when they were last on the site.

Visitors to your site who fill out contact forms or register on your site will appear here. You can also add / import contacts.

Manage user information, including Favorites and Saved Searches. You can reset their passwords - and the users can also perform all these actions on their own profiles.

The optional full-featured CRM allows you the ability to add Notes, Tasks, and Tag contacts and prospects.

Progressive scrolling

Well, it's finally here. Progressive scrolling is the feature that allows a visitor to scroll down a page of real estate listings, and when they get to the bottom, the next page of listings is automatically added. No need to press Next, and no need for a Prev, since those previous listings are still there.

To enable progressive scrolling, go to Rover IDX >> Styling >> Listing Page:

Property Page Map - you choose

Rover IDX 2.1 allows you to choose whose map you'd like to display on the Property Detail Page. You can choose from Bing, Google, Mapbox, and Mapquest. Setup is simple - just paste your map key.

You can also set the Zoom and Map Type (the style). The different maps have different styles, so it's fun to select a style and see what it looks like.

For instance:

Mapbox:

  • streets-v11
  • outdoors-v11
  • light-v10
  • dark-v10';
  • satellite-v9';
  • satellite-streets-v11';
  • navigation-preview-day-v4';
  • navigation-preview-night-v4';
  • navigation-guidance-day-v4';
  • navigation-preview-day-v4';
  • mapbox/navigation-guidance-night-v4

Mapquest:

  • dark
  • hybrid
  • light
  • map
  • satellite

Bing

  • aerial
  • canvasDark
  • canvasLight
  • birdseye
  • ordnanceSurvey
  • road

Google

  • hybrid
    roadmap
    satellite
    terrain

Getting notified quickly when someone wants to see a listing

A visitor is interested in a property on your website.  They fill out the "See this Listing" contact form on a property page.  By default, Rover IDX sends you email with the contact information.

Did you know that Rover can also send you an SMS (Text) message to your mobile phone?  It's true.  Just set your preference in your Settings.

Customers like quick responses to their inquiries. Here is your chance to respond in real time, wherever you are.

This setting can be adjusted in your Control Panel, and also in the Office and Agents tab, where all active agents are listed for the site.

Tax support

Many regions require taxes to be applied on vacation rentals. The Rover IDX Custom Listing Panel now supports State and Local taxes for your vacation rental properties.

Setup applicable tax rates in the Settings tab, and taxes will be automatically applied to leases. If there are different tax rates for different towns, the correct rate will be applied for the property - based on the town the property is located within.

Taxes are calculated correctly during the lease transaction. The lease is automatically generated with an easy to read tax summary, and the disbursements report helps keep track of what is still owed.

Overrides

If necessary, taxes (and all financial data) can be overridden in the Financials tax. Simply click in the field and change the value, and then press Save.