A major pain for many real estate agents is creating their own websites. The time, effort and skill it takes to produce and maintain in addition to finding a platform that is easy to use and has all the features you need can be a challenge. Wordpress has made it easy with a host of do-it-yourself real estate themes that you can customize to meet your needs. And don’t worry, your site can have its own unique look and feel with just a little research online or asking the theme developer for help. Things to look for: multiple options for homepage, listing, agent and blog formats; responsive for mobile and tablet; and IDX plugins. It will take some research, but you can find WordPress real estate themes that rock!
Where to Find WordPress Real Estate Themes
A quick search for “Wordpress real estate themes” will pull up a number of blogs that review top-pick themes. Themeforest is a solid one that requires anywhere from $25 and up for a WordPress real estate theme you can use forever.
How Much Will it Cost
In total, look to spend at least $100 per year depending on the theme you want, hosting provider you choose and website URL(s) that you need. Your plan may include a three-year commitment, but the cost is nominal. Bluehost and GoDaddy are hosting and domain services that integrate easily with WordPress so you can quickly check off and manage all of your website to-dos in one place. Their customer service is highly rated, so you don’t have to rely on an expensive web developer to get your website up and running.
Top Theme Picks
We’ve put together a few of our favorite WordPress real estate themes for you based on value, ratings and features. A quick Google search for “best real estate WordPress themes” will pull up a number of blogs that have already done the research for you on a ton of options. Good luck on your website project!
Ratings: 5 out of 5 (236 ratings)
What makes this WordPress real estate theme so popular is its multiple options within one theme. A look at the demo showcase above gives you an idea of the look and feel that you feel best represents you or your firm. The clean white background gives your listings the limelight while the beautiful grid of blogposts makes it easy for potential home buyers and sellers to know you on a personal level. It’s also a relatively new theme built in 2014 and updated frequently.
Ratings: 5 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)
Besides all the features you need to create a slick and easy-to-use website with all the features you could want, you have the option of a video or photo for each listing that stretches across the screen to wow home buyers or keep it “boxed” to create white space around your listing screen. You can enjoy ready-built pages for any location, type, status or feature pulled directly from the features you check off for a property.
Ratings: 4.6 out of 5 stars (452 ratings)
Probably one of the more elegant WordPress real estate themes, this is a real winner if you want all the bells and whistles with a luxurious look. What many real estate themes lack is a clean layout that showcases the homes and listings beautifully and simply – and this theme does it. The Google Map listings display the homes available on a map with a pop-up window that shows your best photo of the property, address and listing price. The blog is easy to search by category (designated by you) and beautifully displays any video or images you include.
Ratings: 4 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)
When it comes to home listing maps, Realocation takes the cake. With a bright, simple but robust map and search function built into the homepage (which also has a number of layout options for you to choose from, i.e. with or without a search form), you can count on this WordPress real estate theme to give your prospective buyers the info they need and home sellers the confidence that you have a great marketing tool on your side.
Ratings: 5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)
With 15 different options to create your homepage, this WordPress real estate theme gives you a simple, easy and fast way to create a website that fits your real estate business. The maps are colorful but light instead of the harsh versions that you would normally see with Google Map integration. The property lists give you options such as grid, line or masonry while the actual property details is clean and all-encompassing, including a floor plan section. If the font is too small or the color not to your liking, you can always change the size to give your site the look and feel you want.
Agents – do you have a website that rocks? What did you use to create it? Leave your links and feedback in the comments section below!