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Get On The Grid

Available now! Grid view for listings results.

grid-kb This attractive, modern design works on all devices and screen sizes. Just one setting in your Control Panel will enable the grid view throughout your site on:
  • Search results pages
  • Markets/Saved Search pages
  • Featured Listings pages
You can also change the number of results displayed per page, and show or hide the map.

Try it Out

It's easy! Learn how to enable the grid view option >>

WordPress Listing Galleries

Listing Galleries in Optima Express and OmniPress websites will use the display setting you select in your Control Panel.  If you choose, you can override the default setting for any individual Listing Gallery. Learn how >>

Optima Express Plugin Update

If you're using Optima Express, you'll need to update the Optima Express plugin to version 2.6.0 or higher to acess these new features.  

Feature Updates – February 2015

Keep reading below to learn more about these updates that were just released!  
  • New Facebook app design
  • Shortcode option for adding Valuation Request forms
  • Search engine friendly "Listing Not Found" pages
     

New Facebook App Design

iHomefinder Facebook apps now use the same new design we recently introduced with our Responsive IDX. The new Facebook app design will be applied automatically when your Optima Express, OmniPress, or Optima IDX account is set to use the Responsive design option. If you haven't set up your Facebook apps, visit our Knowledge Base for instructions >>. Facebook App Example fbook-responsive

Shortcode Option for Adding Valuation Request Forms

The Responsive versions of Optima Express & OmniPress now offer a shortcode option for easily adding Valuation Request forms to any page or post: [optima_express_valuation_form] Optima Express clients will need to update the Optima Express plugin to version 2.5.0 or higher. Shortcodes are available for adding the complete content of other IDX pages as well. These are listed in the WP Shortcode Selector or visit our Knowledge Base for the complete list >>.

Search Engine Friendly "Listing Not Found" Pages

When a listing is removed from your MLS® System, a "Listing Not Found" page will now return a 404 error. This error is beneficial for your SEO as search engine crawlers will no longer attempt to index the page where the listing information was once found on your site. This happens automatically when using the Responsive versions of Optima Express, OmniPress, and Optima IDX.

Service Available for Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®

tallahasseeMembers of the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® can now take advantage of the wide range of features provided in iHomefinder IDX products, including customizable MLS search and lead capture, map search, mobile IDX for all smartphones, and more. Counties included in this association include Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, and Jefferson counties. Interested participants in this association can visit our MLS® System information page for more details.

Service Available for Northeast Georgia Board of REALTORS®

nega iHomefinder IDX products are now available to members of the Northeast Georgia Board of REALTORS® which covers the following counties in GA: Towns, Union, Fannin & Gilmer as well as Clay & Cherokee County in NC. Interested participants in this association can visit our MLS® System information page for more details.

New! Down Payment Assistance

We're pleased to announce an option for Down Payment Assistance is now provided in all iHomefinder accounts in MLSs where Down Payment Assistance is available. Click here to view a list of MLSs with support for Down Payment Assistance. dpa_listing2 Provided by Down Payment Resource, this service makes it easy for consumers to inquire about programs sponsored by federal, state and local governments, and other organizations that help new homebuyers fund a down payment. Approximately 5 percent of consumers who click DPR on a Realtor or broker’s IDX website will submit their contact information to learn more about their homeownership opportunities.  

How to Enable or Disable Down Payment Assistance Links

To enable or disable these links for listings shown on your site, login to your iHomefinder IDX Control Panel and select SETUP. Under Listing Settings, select Property Details where you will find an option for showing or not showing "Down Payment Assistance" links when available. DPA_CP2  

New! Site Activity Reports

You may have noticed your iHomefinder account is now sending you email reports with information about your site activity. If you have not received these new emails yet, you will receive them soon! The following activity information is provided in the reports, dependent upon the lead activity on your site. Most Active Leads Properties Saved Email Update Click-Thrus Saved Searches Total Searches  Total Properties Viewed Emails are sent daily by default as long as there is new data to show. You'll find options at the bottom of each email to change your delivery preference to weekly or monthly, or you can unsubscribe to stop receiving these emails. You can view these emails on all devices, and links are provided that login to your mobile-friendly account Control Panel, where you can access all lead information in your account. You can also email your most active leads right from the report, without having to login to your Control Panel.   siteactivity_post2 sample1   sample2a

Service Available for Sedona Verde Valley Association of REALTORS®

iHomefinder IDX is now available for Sedona Verde Valley Association of REALTORS® in Arizona. Photo by Tomas Castelazo Members of the Sedona Verde Valley Association of REALTORS®  in Arizona can now benefit from iHomefinder enhancements like Interactive Map Search and Facebook Apps. Members can get started today with Optima OmniPress (Complete WordPress Sites with IDX), Optima IDX for Custom Sites, Optima Express IDX for WordPress or Optima Mobile (MLS Search for Mobile). Sedona Verde Valley Association of REALTORS® is based out of Sedona, Arizona and has approximately 540 members. The city of Sedona straddles the Coconino and Yavapai county line in northern Verde Valley of Arizona. As of 2010, Sedona's population was 10,031. The core industry and economic generator in Sedona is tourism. Tourism has a strong direct and indirect effects on businesses and residents in Sedona. The Sedona Visitors Center serves more than 400,000 visitors per year. The largest employers in Sedona include Enchantment Resort, ILX Resorts, Inc., Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa, Amara Resort and Spa, Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District and the City of Sedona. 2012 showed a significant decrease in Sedona foreclosures and short sales in Sedona, and the market has certainly ramped up in recent months. The Sedona real estate market has transitioned from the Buyer's market it has been for the last several years to a new Seller's market. Prices are continuing to trend upwards. Read more about the changing real estate market in the Sedona at RealtyTimes. For more information, resellers can find information about this MLS in their Partner Portal. Click here to go directly to the Sedona Verde Valley Association of REALTORS®  section of the Partner Portal. Members can email info@ihomefinder.com or contact your iHomefinder reseller.

Service Available for Real Estate Information Network (REIN®)

iHomefinder IDX is now available for members of Real Estate Information Network (REIN®) in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Members of Real Estate Information Network (REIN®) in Virginia Beach, Virginia can now benefit from iHomefinder enhancements like Interactive Map Search and Facebook Apps. Members  can get started with Optima Express IDX for WordPress and Optima Social (IDX for Facebook Pages).

Photo provided by: Patrick Neil

REIN® serves members from Williamsburg, east to Virginia Beach, and south to the North Carolina border. Currently, REIN® has approximately 500 member firms, which represent approximately 600 offices, 5,800 real estate agents. The area covered by REIN is referred to as the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, which is the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC metropolitan area. Hampton Roads is best known for its large military presence and harbor which is accessible year-round. It is also well know for United States Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, NASA, Marine Corps, and Army facilities, shipyards, coal piers, and hundreds of miles of waterfront property and beaches. All of these organizations, facilities and tourist attractions contribute to the economic stability of this region. Although it is still a buyer's market in many cities and towns covered by REIN. Inventory is starting to decline in Virginia Beach, for example. See what local realtors have to say about the recovering market in Virginia Beach in Realty Times. For more information, resellers can find information about this MLS in their Partner Portal. Click here to go directly to the Real Estate Information Network (REIN®) in Virginia Beach, Virginia in your Partner Portal. Members can email info@ihomefinder.com or contact your iHomefinder reseller.