Making strong impressions on homebuyers and sellers means having a beautiful website design that converts. It should be responsive, easy to navigate, and full of compelling imagery. Great real estate sites make it simple to display listings, integrate maps, share blog content, optimize for imagery, and more. They easily show off the best parts of a property and make the realtor look more experienced and talented.
To achieve these goals, you’ll likely want a WordPress website. Because it’s very easy to use, well-supported, and offers easy customization, approximately 25 percent of websites are built using WordPress. It also has thousands of themes that can be integrated into your design.
For real estate, here are some of the top themes worth considering.
This theme enables a fullscreen background image on the homepage, which is a very popular trend in real estate site development right now. It also comes equipped with advanced map and location filters. This makes it easier for great listings to match up with interested buyers.
Houzez is one of the most popular theme for realty sites. It’s modern in design and it features all the extras you could hope for in a great site. There are five demos to choose from so that you can customize the site to better match your tastes. Map integration, image optimization, IDK display, sliders, and more are a big part of this site’s all-inclusive design.
Now on it’s seventh version, WP Pro Real Estate is one of the best and easiest themes available on the WordPress platform. There are six demos to choose from with different variations for homepages and more. Depending on which layout you choose, your homepage could focus on listings, a fullscreen image to cement your brand, or clickable maps. It’s simple to customize and promises a beautiful design.
Zoner comes with all of the standard features of a great WP real estate theme with the added characteristic of a property comparison tool. You won’t see this on many themes, but it’s a useful feature if you want to beat out your competition. This comparison tool allows visitors to compare listings side by side. They can get a better idea of what they want in a home and what’s a deal breaker. It gives visitors a reason to stay loyal to your site rather than bouncing between realty websites.
This WordPress theme from Elegant Themes is easy to set up and beautiful when finished. It comes ready for you to fill in information for listings, image galleries, and more. It includes Google Maps support and room for high-quality imagery and unique colors.
If finances are tight, this is a quality free theme for agencies and individual realtors alike. There’s built-in support for IDX search and filter, alongside Google Maps support. The theme is fully responsive so you can attract your mobile audience. You can also choose from multiple page layouts to vary the look of the finished product and integrate custom widgets and a property slider to increase the interactive nature of the site.
Luster claims that it’s the biggest real estate WordPress theme on the market. It offers seven different demos to choose from, helping to vary the appearance of this theme for all users. There’s also the promise of a new demo version for each theme update. It’s packed with features, including WooCommerce support, IDK and MLS compatibility, shortcodes, sidebar widgets, and customization options. If you want an attractive layout with more features than you know what to do with, this is the theme for you.