Real Homes includes advanced properties search feature that is powerful and fully customizable to fulfill various needs. You can select which fields you want to display and what data will be displayed in those fields.
You can display multiple location fields to provide search behavior like State > City > Area. You can change the values of price fields. You can modify the search behaviors and values for beds and baths fields. In short you can fully customize the search form to match your own needs.
Real Homes version 2.6.0 includes a completely new module named “Search Form Over Image” that can be enabled for homepage to replace slider area with a graceful looking search form over a background image. Theme also includes related customizer settings to fully customize image, search form fields, text, colors and margin.
Real Homes includes Google Maps API integration that enables you to display Google map with properties markers on search results page, properties display pages, property detail page, home page and taxonomy archive pages.
Compare properties feature is released with Real Homes version 2.6.1 and it allows your website visitor to add properties to a compare pool and later on compare those properties side by side. Visitor do not need to login to use this feature. Check out the theme demo for real experience.
Real Homes theme supports up to 4 location dropdowns. These dropdowns works for location hierarchy automatically. The numbers and labels of these dropdowns are fully customizable from customizer settings.
Real Homes theme provides page templates to display properties in list layout and grid layout. These templates are also supported with meta boxes to filter and sort properties based on your requirements.
You can customize the price format to any currency in the world. You can customize the URL slugs to your required ones. You can customize all the important stuff related to your website using customizer settings and without going into code.
Real Homes provides an easy to use interface to add/modify/remove additional details related to a property. This feature can be used in many ways especially to add a certain type of information for which there is no other meta box available.
Real Homes theme provides a sub properties module on property detail page to display any sub/child properties ( like apartments in a building ). Each child property works as a full property independently.
Real Homes comes with simple login and registration features from start but Social Login feature was introduced in version 2.6.1 and allow you to integrate any social network with your website for this purpose. Consult the related section in documentation for more details.
This theme provides front end property submit template and related configurations. So you can restrict certain level of users from accessing administrator dashboard and provide them an interface on front end to submit properties. Later on website administrator can review and publish the submitted properties. You can also configure the settings to auto publish a property as soon the user pays a certain fee.
Real Homes theme provides a template to display properties related to current user on front end. This template can be used to preview property, edit property, make a payment for property or even removing a property. A user can pay through paypal to get his submitted property published. Payment feature can be enabled or disabled from customizer settings.
Visitor do not need to login to use this feature as if he/she is not logged in then the favorite properties information is stored in cookies. But if the user is logged in then this information is stored in database as user meta.
Real Homes theme is translation ready and you can translate it to any one language ( LTR or RTL ) without the need of a plugin. But, If you want to build a multi language website then you can use a plugin like WPML with this theme.
This theme is compatible with dsIDXpress plugin and you can provide dsIDXpress listings on your site. You can also use dsIDXpress search widget in place of default search form on homepage.
This theme supports dsIDXpress plugin as an additional feature and it represents only following part of the the theme http://realhomes.inspirythemes.biz/idx/
So, it is a complete theme even without dsIDXpress plugin and that plugin is not required for basic functionality of this theme.
Kindly check out screen shots to understand what this theme offers without dsIDXpress plugin.
You can add, modify, remove, search and list properties with the basic features of this theme and without any extra plugin.
You can use visual composer components to build custom page layouts. Real Homes [properties] shortcode is also integrated with Visual Composer. So you can add properties using custom filter criteria and desired layout using Visual Composer.
Note: Real Homes homepage provides customizability through customizer settings instead of using Visual Composer shortcodes. But homepage template supports contents and you can use Visual Composer to add custom stuff into homepage.
You can build any type of slider using Revolution Slider plugin that comes included as part of this theme’s main pack. If you only want to use properties slider then there is already a slider available for that.
Real Homes theme main package contains a ready to use child theme to make it easy for you to get started with modifications and keep updating the parent theme whenever the new update becomes available.
Real Homes theme provides an easy to understand but detailed documentation. It will guide you at almost every step, Either it is a configuration OR adding some sort of contents OR installing a compatible plugin.
A real estate property is like a post in WordPress and You need to simply create users for your agents with author role. You can know more about roles from https://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities . So, You do not need to enable registration for public and manually added users with author role will be good enough to add properties using WordPress dashboard. You can pass documentation’s add property link to your agents for guidance.
You can use ?feed/?post_type=property? after your website URL to get property feeds. for example: http://www.your-website.com/feed/?post_type=property
Demo Example: http://realhomes.inspirythemes.biz/feed/?post_type=property
Later on you can use Google feed burner http://feedburner.google.com/ and create a feedburner widget on your website for people to subscribe.
Following plugin might also help in this regard. http://wordpress.org/plugins/feedburner-form/screenshots/