Real Estate for Joomla – plugin review for real estate sites

Property Websites 8 November 2018

FW Real Estate Realtor Joomla is one of the best decisions to create real estate websites. Developers can use specialized lists, extended search form, CTA (Call-to-action) and easy configuration. The plugin review will help to understand the advantages that a realtor will receive from this extension.

Main advantages

Adaptive items – the module architecture is designed so as graphic objects look equally well on devices of any size. Computer, smartphone, tablet – all customers will highly appreciate the site usability.

Advanced Search – Joomla real estate module offers the 14 most popular search fields with 3 layout options. The display is also configured. Category, price, area – the plugin allows setting up this and more.

Front-end manager – the agents will be able to manage their real estate at anytime and anywhere. The manager is configured to be displayed on mobile devices.

All the features of a real estate rental website template

There are more than 30 functions in the plugin – there's no point in trying to fully discuss each of them within the brief review. Therefore, we draw attention to the most important:

  • Automated currency conversion. The algorithm based on actual rates, so it always shows the relevant data.
  • Multilingual support. The support for full content translation into any language is built in the plugin.
  • Advanced layout settings. Layouts are designed on a grid that allows  applying different display options.
  • Advanced captcha. Google captcha is supported, as well as its setting.
  • Extended description. More than 50 parameters will help to create an ad that customers are really looking for.
  • Search templates. The client can save the search pattern to use it later.

Working with plugin

The documentation is available at FW Real Estate Documentation link. The plugin is compatible with Joomla 3.8 and later versions. To purchase FW Real Estate, follow these steps:

  1. go to FW Real Estate pricing page;
  2. the free real estate version of Joomla is not available, so choose a one-time purchase or annual subscription;
  3. select a payment method, fill in the information and pay for the purchase.

To install FW Real Estate, follow these steps:

  1. login to admin panel;
  2. select the “Extensions” item in the top menu and click on it;
  3. select the “Manage” item, then the “Install” button;

  4. upload zip file in a preferred way.

If the installation was successful, you will see an appropriate message on a green background.

Possibilities

Advanced search with a large number of fields permits to create a truly customer-friendly website, which allows setting important search criteria immediately and spend time on a detailed view of only those objects that are corresponded to the requirements. Consider, for instance, this option:


 
Most often, potential agency customers are interested in the following data, which should be displayed in search filters:

  • real estate transaction type (purchase, sale, rent);
  • object’s purpose (residential, commercial real estate);
  • location (country, city, district, proximity to infrastructure, etc.);
  • floor space;
  • number of rooms and bathrooms;
  • cost in the selected currency (the entire object, per square meter, range from ... to);
  • floor;
  • photo, video, 3D-visualization;
  • etc.

All these fields are implemented with the FW Real Estate plugin. The client will only have to enter the required data for him/her and select the suitable apartment (house) from the drop-down list. With that, the user selectable criteria while completing search form are displayed with icons on the ad preview.

In general, the ability to set in the search form the above-listed components is an application-specific tool for real estate sale that allows making the fast way to the visual presentation of the sold object (just a few clicks), and the presentation as effective as possible. The potential client, considering such content in detail, can imagine himself/herself in the premises. This leads to a notable increase in the number of successful deals.

Conclusion

FW Real Estate is a powerful plugin that allows creating a full-fledged website for a real estate agency. It contains all the necessary elements to be convenient to manage such a site, and clients get exactly what they are looking for.