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Best WordPress Plugins for Real Estate Websites

WordPress provides a very easy framework to build websites because it is quite flexible, functional and easy to use. If you’re associated with the real estate market, it is very essential for you to build an effective WordPress website according to your needs. There are many plugins out there which would exponentially increase the functionality of your website but it is quite overwhelming to decide which plug in would be best suited. To make things easier, here is a comprehensive list of the very best WordPress plugins for any real estate website. 

 

1. WPL Real Estate

The WPL Real Estate plugin will run your real estate website using WordPress Property Listing (WPL).

The system is designed in such a way that the database management is fully flexible. It will allow you to add / remove / change the fields without having to custom change the database.

Why should you use this?

  • The property search function in WPL is flexible and it allows the admin to set the desired search parameters from the administration panel.
  • It directly integrates MLS / IDX / RETS / VOW / XML / DDF servers into your website.
  • It is a translate ready plugin and therefore makes changing languages easy.  

2. WP – Property

WP-Property is the leading WordPress plugin for real estate and property management. It has an extremely flexible interface which lets you to list products of any kind.

Why should you use this?

  • Following the WordPress format, SEO friendly URLs are generated for every property which increases traffic to your listings.
  • It allows the integration of Google Maps.
  • It integrates with the media library and thus prevents the need of third party Gallery plugins.
  • It allows the displaying of different types of templates for a wide variety of property types.

3. Easy Property Listings

Easy Property Listings is an easy to use plugin which provides the needed functions to configure a dynamic real estate website. It is packed with advanced features, short codes and templates which lets you create real estate websites in a matter of minutes.

Why should you use this?

  • It allows you to display your lists in a responsive list or grid format.
  • It contains a “theme compatibility mode” which helps with integration into your current WordPress theme.
  • It caters to international listings by allowing multiple currencies.
  • It allows the option of making appointments through the calendar function.

4. Property Hive

Property Hive aims to bring all the features of an estate agency software into WordPress. It manages residential as well as commercial properties, tracks applicants and emails them regarding suitable properties.

Why should you use this?

  • It integrates the feature of property search into any new or existing theme.
  • It integrates with major software providers and property portals.
  • It combines your old sales records and allows the system into one web based admin solution.

5. Real Estate Website Builder

The Real Estate Website Builder plugin allows the creation of a fully functional real estate website with a single plugin. For every listing, a unique landing page gets created automatically which is extremely helpful for proper SEO. It also has a fully customized sidebar layout and custom widgets.

Why should you use this?

  • It populates your website with the listing inventory from your MLS or property database company.
  • It tunes the listings on the website for the target market.
  • It has a powerful search feature based on the Placester API and Google Maps.
  • It promotes featured properties across your website.

6. Estatik 

Estatik is a relatively new WordPress real estate plugin and seeks to be a clean and minimalist version of the plugins that are currently available. It has a responsive layout with a comprehensive interface.

Why should you use this?

  • It has been developed to be compatible with most themes which allows for a higher level of customization. It also has its own themes.
  • It allows you to enable front end property management and designate agents who can modify the listings.
  • It includes several useful widgets such as advanced search, map view and slide shows.
  • It also gives the option to users to link their properties via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.

7. Realia

Realia is full featured plugin which completely covers the needs of real estate agencies and portals. It allows you to manage the properties, agents and agencies. It has an iOS app called Realia Browser with enables companies or agents to launch their own branded applications without any advanced coding language.

Why should you use this?

  • It supports price formatting options like setting the currency sign and accepts alphanumeric texts in place of the price amount.
  • It includes supports for multiple agencies within a single website and gives the option to assign agents between them.
  • It integrates Google Maps into the location of every property.
  • It manages properties from the WordPress admin.

8. IMPress Listings 

IMPress Listings is an open-source plugin which is designed to help you integrate a fully featured real estate listing system and is compatible with all themes.

Why should you use this?

  • It will showcase all your star properties with a “Featured Listings” widget which allows the option of customization.
  • It includes a huge selection of custom data fields ranging from price and address to kitchen summaries and information regarding neighborhood.
  • Listing pages are provided with the feature of a contact form for visitors to inquire about any property and thus makes your website more user friendly.

9. WPCasa 

WPCasa is a real estate WordPress solution which provides an intuitive way to manage property listings and create excellent real estate websites. It supports handy short-codes and integrates Google Maps with the location of every property.

Why should you use this?

  • It fully integrates with the familiar and easy-to-use interface of WordPress.
  • It supports advanced filters for property search which helps the client to find the suitable listing within a few seconds.
  • It will help you manage great numbers of listings using the organized property list for bulk actions.

10. Slider by Soliloquy

The Slider plugin by Soliloquy allows you to create beautiful responsive image sliders and video sliders for your website in a matter of minutes. It is responsive in nature which means the slider will look great irrespective of the device used (mobile, laptop or computer). It is highly optimized for web and server performance.

Why should you use this?

  • It has a drag and drop builder which helps you to upload you images, rearrange them and create a slider in a very short time.
  • The slider can be easily customized with the built-in templates.
  • It provides the feature of image protection which will protect your slider images with Soliloquy Slider protection add on.

 

1 Comment
  1. Reply
    Steve May 23, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Thanks for the inclusion of Property Hive in the list 🙂 Great article

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