Home page search

Real estate websites often have an easy to use, simplified search on their Home page. Often on top of a slideshow or beautiful background image. For example: http://demo.roveridx.com/region-ccml/home-page-search/ Here is how to get put these components together: Add your container: <div class=”home-page-container”></div> Add the search panel: <div class=”home-page-container”>[rover_idx_search_panel search_panel_layout=”typeahead_single”]</div> Add the styling: .home-page-container {background-image: url(http://demo.roveridx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/cape_cod_background.jpg);background-size: cover;position: … Read more

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 … Read more

Dynamic page layout

You can control the layout of dynamic pages ( for example: yourdomain.com/sc/anderson/land/0-200000/ ) just like normal pages. See how…

Custom Search Panels

Many customers want a standard search panel displayed across all their search pages, but a custom search panel – often on the Home page. Example: [rover_idx_full_page search_panel_layout=”custom” template_fields=”street,mlnumber,beds,baths”] For a fully custom experience, you can use the search_panel_layout=”custom” parameter.  This tells Rover that you do not want to use the search panel template that was chosen as … Read more

Setup in only 52 seconds

We work hard to make sure adding Rover IDX to your WordPress website is easy.  Here is a 52 second video of just how easy it is:

Display only Single Family Homes

To display only single family homes: [rover_idx_full_page prop_types=”singlefamily”] You can use additional valid shortcode parameters to more precisely define what you would like displayed.  For instance: [rover_idx_full_page prop_types=”singlefamily,land” min_price=”300000″] [rover_idx_full_page prop_types=”singlefamily” waterfront=”true”] *  If you do not include the prop_types parameters, Rover IDX will always assume the list of checked property types in Styling >> Search … Read more

Display my listings

Many offices and agents want to display their own listings on a dedicated page. This helps to give their listings more visibility.

Where is the Search button?

Rover performs searches in real-time (immediately) as you change selections on the search panel.  So you do not need a Search button when listings or a map are displayed on the same page.  As you make changes to the search panel, the map and listings update almost instantly.   If you have a page that … Read more

How to handle stray map markers

Listing addresses are geocoded to get the correct latitude and longitude. Sometimes, especially when the address was not correctly input by the agent during the creation of the MLS listing, that geocoding goes awry: Detecting that the geocode didn’t quite give us what we expected isn’t so easy.  The geocode succeeded, we just got wrong … Read more