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.

Announcing Rover IDX 2.1.0

Rover IDX 2.1.0 is primarily a performance release.  It contains many enhancements to improve overall speed.  In addition, these features are included:

Layouts

  • Improved ability to display listings from multiple MLS regions in one search result.
  • Property Layout slideshow with lazy loading images and swipe gestures.
  • New Listing layouts, along with the ability to customize existing layouts.
  • Display both active and sold listings together in one search result.

General Usability

  • add 'Forgot password' to Login dialog

Search Panel

  • Price dropdown is now two simple <select> dropdowns.  Much simpler, more mobile friendly.
  • Improvement search panel responsiveness

Custom (non-MLS) Listings

  • Rover has long has the option to create property listings of any type: Single Family Homes for sale, Land for sale, Homes for lease, vacation rentals. This new release contains a feature for Lease processing: A lease can be created with the click of a button and emailed to the tenant. So the entire transaction can be paperless.

PHP 7.2

  • In addition, we've completed quality assurance testing and are happy to announce that Rover IDX 2.1.0 supports PHP 7.2.

New `slideshow` for displaying images in properties

We're happy to announce a new feature in Rover IDX 2.1.0 - a slideshow that has next / prev navigators and also two options to navigate to specific slides.  

This slideshow is mobile friendly, lazy-load enabled so it's very fast, and has swipe actions for usability on your phone.

You can select the slideshow and it's options in the Rover IDX plugin >> Styling >> Property Page:

There are two Slide Navigation options:

Drawer of Thumbnails: a horizontal group of thumbnails, each representing one slide.  This drawer itself can be paged left and right, and also has buttons for Google Streetview and, if available, the property virtual tour.

Bullets: A simplified interface of numbered bullets, each representing one slide.