Figures by National Association of Realtors show that 50% of buyers found their dream home on the internet.
This is a perfect example that you need to have a great website in order to make sales. And this is what beautiful and functional real estate WordPress themes can help you to get.
Themes have to be well-suited to posting lists of properties, capable of displaying plenty of media surrounding them, and overall pleasant to look at - so your visitors have a good experience while browsing.
So I found the 5 themes which do just that - these are the best real estate WordPress themes out there:
To kick things off, it's Real Homes - one of the most popular WordPress real estate templates on the market. This theme has a modern design and is easy to manage for inexperienced website builders.
For small real estate businesses, Real Homes provides a number of innovative features that have the room for your business to grow. For example, all of the customization for this theme is done using the WPBakery plugin. That means you can customize your websites header styles, property layouts, navigation layouts, and search forms fairly easily - without having to spend additional funds for a professional website developer.
There are also two demos to choose from - classic or modern. My personal favorite is the modern demo, it has a nicer menu option and a more fluent layout. But the choice is entirely up to you!
One of the core features with this theme is its interface for adding properties...of the properties.
The theme has a huge number of information boxes to fill in, each of which is clearly titled and well-organized.
The options range from the price and location of a property to its floor plan and the agent information.
But that's not even half of the features on offer with this theme. Here are some more things you can do on the Real Homes theme:
Add and compare properties with the Properties Compare feature
Multiple gallery templates
Add detailed floor plans to your listings
Add property attachments such as PDFs and office documents
OpenStreetMap and Google Maps
Simple or social login and register
To purchase this theme, there is a one-time payment of $59.00, which includes six months of support from InspiryThemes.
Recommended for: users who want a trusted real estate theme with a modern design.
CitiLights is a premium WordPress theme that is fully responsive and offers a number of functional homepage demos to choose from. And aside from its looks - it has a powerful admin panel to take care of all the hard work behind closed doors.
This theme uses parallax design features (creating an illusion of depth ) and a classic grid layout to display properties. There's plenty of white space to display photos and it has appealing typography too. For users who enjoy fiddling with the color scheme - there are a couple of options for this also.
But the core feature of CitiLights is the property management system.
The front-end property management is where you'll manage your listed properties, while the front-end property submission page allows users to contribute to your property database.
There are also options to add favorite properties and compare them with others.
Now, let's take a look at some of the other features CitiLights offers:
Agent pages and agent dashboard
Advanced search customization
Powerful & UX focused admin panel
Geolocation - visitors can see the closest properties to them
10 Home-page demo options
You can purchase CitiLights for a one-time payment of $55.00, which includes six months of support from NooTheme.
Recommended for: users who want a theme with a property management system.
Up next is Realtyspace. Out of all of the themes in my list - this one has the largest selection of individual design options. This means that Realtyspace will suit users who enjoy tweaking with the overall aesthetic of their website.
Realtyspace uses a live editor with a drag and drop builder for customization purposes. There are 15 pre-made color schemes and a number of custom widgets to build up your content.
In addition to this, there are a number of page options that you can choose from, including several headers, galleries, and property templates. And as well as the premade slider banner (from the added in Slider Revolution plugin), you can also add parallax backgrounds.
This theme also comes with a front-end property submission feature. In a way, your website becomes the hub for landlords, agents, and homeowners, as this allows them to share and manage their own listings independently.
Now, let's take a look at some of the other features on offer:
Plenty of shortcodes for properties, galleries, agents etc
Live editing with a drag and drop editor
Multiple page types including gallery and blog
Responsive layout - your page will look good on all types of devices
Google Maps/Street View integration
To purchase Realtyspace, it's a one-time payment of $59.00, which includes six months of professional customer support.
Recommended for: users who have a strong focus on the design elements of their website.
The design of Real Places caught my eye instantly, it has a large background image with vibrant buttons and a tidy layout. This theme is a good choice for businesses who have some quality properties and want to show them off in a highly pleasing fashion.
Almost every aspect of your website can be customized. You can even create a custom property display page, in which you can choose to display a select list of properties in the kind of layout you like the most. There are 3 variations for Property Detail pages too, while you can also create different search filters to make it easier for your customers to find their dream home.
To complement its design features, there are a number of impressive content features too.
You can add detailed floor plans for properties using an intuitive interface, as well as edit its description, images, price etc.
On top of this, you can also allow customers to search for similar properties, or the properties they have favorited.
This isn't everything though. Below I have rounded up some of the other key features which are available:
Multiple page layout and design options
User registration, social login support, and password recovery
Front-end property submit and edit
Front-end profile editing
PayPal payments integration
3 artist layout options
Real Places has a $59.00 price tag attached to it, which comes with six months of support from InspiryThemes.
Recommended for: users who want a good selection of page templates and advanced property search option.
Last but by no means least, it's Beyot. This theme is perfect for independent agencies or agents who want a real estate website up and running fast, or for those who have less experience building websites - as it's very simple to use.
The simplicity is achieved by the theme providing 9 demo templates with a good variety of menu and layout options. Which, out of all the themes I have reviewed, is by far the most. They're also fully responsive and Retina-ready. Many may be happy with simply importing the demo, adding their own logo and information, and starting to upload the properties!
However, the simplicity comes at a price. There aren't too many customization options, however, things like the color scheme and fonts can still be altered.
A good number of inner page features are available too - the main properties list page, for example, allows you to add and compare your favorite properties.
In addition to this, there is a mortgage calculator, Google Maps with property markers, 3 different payment options (including PayPal), as well as a social media login and registration option.
There are a bunch of other features included too:
List and grid layouts
Email management alert
Multiple payment methods
Video tutorials and online documentation
Fully responsive and retina ready
To purchase Beyot it will cost you $60.00, which is a one-time payment and includes six months of support from Envato.
Recommended for: users who want a user-friendly WordPress theme with multiple demo options.
A number of pre-built pages
Fewer customization options
So, Which Theme Is The Best For You?
So, there you have it - the very best WordPress real estate websites themes.
Choosing just one winner out of these five is a tough decision to make, but the theme that is best suited to you depends on the feature set you require, and of course, your budget!
Overall, I was impressed with each one of these themes, but CitiLights has the best all-around performance for small businesses. On the flip side, your winner may be decided by the specific customization options that you like, or the demo design which suits your business the most. So check all of these out by yourself and have a look!
And that concludes my review of the best WordPress themes for real estate businesses. Do you agree with my top five, or have I missed out a theme that you think deserves a mention? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment box below.
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