In this blog entry, we discuss Custom Searches for your website’s home page and will highlight the following in an upcoming post:
· Using Custom Searches with the Featured Listing Component
Using a Custom Search as a filter to the Search Properties Page
What if you would like to allow a customer the ability to search for properties in only a given market area that you service or search only within a particular property type, i.e., search only Cobb County or search only properties that are new construction, respectively. When creating a Custom Search as previously discussed, define the criterion you wish to use as a filter that will be applied to your Search Properties Screen. Instead of using CompuAgent’s various system pages for searching properties, you will now be using the Search With Filter command in a content page that you create. Create a content page under Person…Content Gallery (don’t forget to name it!) and then after you have added any content / graphics / etc. to your page, use [[SearchWithFilter: CustomSearchName]] which is used to take your Custom Search as a filter and apply it to the Search Properties Screen. For example, you could create a custom search called Cobb County Search (that selected Cobb County as the only county to search) and then use [[SearchWithFilter: Cobb County Search]] and the Search Property Screen would not allow different geographic criteria to be selected, but all other options would be visible. Use CompuAgent’s menu editor to then attach the new Search page (your content page) to your website.
In the next post, we will discuss some more uses of CompuAgent custom searches. Remember to make your website a natural extension of your business and of your valuable services and market area. You can find full details about how to implement these CompuAgent Custom Search features by logging into CompuAgent.com and downloading the Agent Training Manual OR using our 24/7 online video training under the Help menu.
As always, we welcome your feedback on enhancements that are released as well as ideas for future enhancements to CompuAgent that will help you save time and money in running your real estate business. Please send correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org or log a Support Ticket under the Help menu at CompuAgent.com if you are a current CompuAgent Website User.