When you’re trying to make a buck with WordPress themes that promise you good monetization features then I see no reason why real estate portals should be left out, as building a real estate website with WordPress themes is very easy. You can earn money from your real estate website similarly to the way you would from listings websites – by creating membership packages that are a source of residual income. So, if you want to know how to create a real estate website then read the article below – it’s about the best 3 professional WordPress real estate portal themes.
1. Templatic Realtr Theme
Templatic themes usually come “out of the box” – that is they’re simple to set up and operate. Realtr is one of those themes that is easy to get up and running, and working with it is nice too, as it doesn’t have a whole lot of features that could make your life difficult, just some of them.
Basic Real Estate Directory Website Theme
Realtr mainly relies on widgets for base functionality. The theme provides you with everything you might need to run your real estate website – the option to set up priced packages for users, search functions with custom fields, property listings (featured, hot, latest), top agents, and the news blog section.
How to Populate Your Site
With Realtr you can do it both ways – by importing or submitting property data yourself and/or by letting other people do the same via submission forms (you can also add custom fields to submission forms). The bulk upload function enables you to import large amounts of data to your site in CSV format. You can export content the same way.
About Property Listings
Properties are added to your site with information about them, and users can check out properties via grid, list, and map view without reloading the page. Property listings can be “hot”, “featured”, or “latest”, and visitors can search for property with the help of the search system.
User Profiles and Monetization
Realtr makes your money back by implementing the membership package feature. The price of these packages is up to you as are the restrictions or accesses they provide. Of course, the moneymaking part wouldn’t be complete with several integrated payments – among them is PayPal.
You have ad-monetization features, 30 useful short-codes, some built-in SEO options, and 8 page templates. The theme is responsive and presents no problem in being transferred to a mobile device.
2. Templatic Real Estate 2 Theme
Real Estate 2 is another WordPress real estate portal theme by Templatic. This one is a bit different than Realtr, but still retains the basic elements which are usually common in all real estate websites.
You can add listings manually or by importing it from a CSV file. Users, however, have to use the property submission form to get their listings on the website. The form has several fields that need to be filled, plus users can upload unlimited images with it too. You can add custom fields to the property submission form as well, and edit or remove the existing ones also. The fields in the submission form are linked to the search fields as well, so users can search by the parameters specified in the submission form.
The home page displays a slideshow of featured properties, and has a bright button for users to submit properties. A list of latest properties and latest news is just below. You can add much functionality to the page with the help of widgets – such as testimonials. The home page also houses the multi-category search.
The property listing page enables users view the properties in grid or list view and tag listings as favorites in the dashboard. Listings display properties with pictures and basic information. The sidebar area is available for widgets with various specifications – agent lists, user login, financial calculator etc.
When you dig deeper from the property listing page, you will find yourself on the property details page. This is probably the most important page, because it contains the most relevant info about the property. It has a dynamic photo gallery, property and agent information, as well as auto-generated Google Maps location + a list of recommendations of similar products based on various parameters like agent, price range, location, zip code, and so on.
Create priced membership packages and charge the users for submitting listings – it’s as simple as that. You can also create recurring packages as the theme supports PayPal and several other payment gateways.
3. Gorilla Themes Smooth Pro Real Estate WordPress Theme
Smooth Pro is a real estate theme that is quite a chest-pounder. Not only does it look good, but it feels good as well. Complete with IDX/MLS integration, Smooth Pro is a great real estate directory theme.
Agents can add content by setting up an account on your site. The property information module contains the necessary fields for entering property information; including location, full details, features, and Google Maps + Street View integration. You can add video tours (from YouTube and Vimeo) as well – which I think is a very cool option because sometimes pictures alone just won’t do to get the full picture, you know what I mean? The theme also supports the WordPress dsIDXPress plugin that will allow you to import data from your IDX and visitors to search the MLS.
Smooth Pro enables you to drag-and-drop your home, carousel news, Facebook, search, and sidebar property widgets. You can also switch the sidebar right or left if you choose.
Other Interesting Features
You can edit the fields of your site easily with Smooth Pro as well as pick your own currency and metrics systems. If you are a developer, you can switch the theme into demo mode which will present all of its features working in a demo environment.
How Your Site Will Look
Smooth Pro really is smooth – it has a pretty slider with tagged property images on top, search, contact, Facebook, and Twitter widget in the right sidebar. The middle ground is dominated by spinnable agent profiles with a link to their listings, plus “latest” properties and a financial calculator + real estate news. Oh well, you can see it in the demo yourself. The theme will allow you to upload your own logo and tweak the colors of the site, choosing from five color styles.
Templatic Realtr Wordpress theme – Standard package is $79 and enables you to install the theme on a single domain only. The developer package is $179 and can be used on unlimited domains, and comes with PSD files.
Templatic Real Estate 2 theme – exactly the same as Realtr.
Gorillathemes Smooth Pro Wordpress theme – the standard package is a chest-poundin’ $49.95 and comes with unlimited theme usage, demo files, free updates, and IDX/MLS integration. Premium Package costs $79.95 comes with original and Photoshop files, plus the ability to submit your listings module; and mobile responsiveness. Deluxe Package is $149.95 and has everything.
These were the best 3 professional WordPress real estate portal themes.