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5 hints for Real Estate Websites based on CS-Cart

February 23rd, 2017

It's not a secret that CS-Cart platform gains popularity step by step. People like this platform because of its reasonable price and a huge range of features. Many Real Estate Agencies choose CS-Cart solution as they are interested in a simple and user-friendly administration panel and a bargain price.

No matter how good an e-commerce solution is, there are some must-have features the real estate websites should have.

1. High-quality and informative media elements (photographs, videos, and other multimedia things) on property object page.

The real estate industry is highly visual. The attractive photos can catch the eye of the client. The more beautiful and detailed photos your website has, the more clients you will have. Upload 10-15 photos to show the most attractive real estate project's features. CS-Cart allows making your gallery look fancy. Video content is also the main part of property promotion. It can be the review videos of the former tenants, the house presentation videos or the property details can be shown in the video.

Pay attention to our CS-Cart module "Video Manager". This add-on is compatible with CS-Cart 4.x.x. It is easy to add video files to the product details page or any website page you want. 

Video Manager Cs-Cart

2. Detailed descriptions of each piece of property.

Nobody disputes that words have a power. You should use this "weapon" to struggle with the rivals. Post a unique and a comprehensive description of the real estate object, add the important features of the district, neighborhood, amenities and house rules. Try to write about every small stuff that is interesting for the future client.

3. Reviews of the former housekeepers or tenants.

Real Estate websites cannot ignore the reviews feature. Usually, reviews help the website to sell property elements. People trust comments that other people post on the property object pages.

CS-Cart has such feature, but if you want to extend the standard functionality, you can check our module "Extended reviews". This CS-Cart add-on allows your client to evaluate the house or flat with starts.

Extended reviews cs-cart

4. Real estate project location on the Google map on product details page.

It is the must-have feature for a real estate website. You can upload many photos of every staff and make an ideal property description, but each client will eager to see the property located on the city map. The map should be placed on the property object page to make it easy for the client to estimate the nearest shops, metro stations, and other urban infrastructure.

 CS-Cart "Product Locations" module is a right solution for the real estate websites, based on CS-Cart platform as it adds a new tab on product details page where the place of property object is shown on the Google map.

Product Location review Cs-Cart

5. Social Media Integration for real estate website.

Facebook, Pinterest, and other social nets come into our lives and many people can not imagine their life without these social resources. Millions of potential clients are taking all news and new information from them. Be social to get found. 

CS-Cart "Social Feeds" module motivates your website visitors to follow you on twitter, facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr.

CS-Cart "Social Networks auto-post" module is another excellent solution for your business life in social nets.


Conclusion. CS-Cart is a feature-rich platform. It suits every online shop. But if you want to run a real estate business, you should expand the standard functionality with the additional CS-Cart modifications and add-ons. Your website should have an attractive photo gallery, interesting video content, detailed descriptions, great feedbacks and reviews and you should run an active social life to find your clients. Your website must be well-functioning and nice in order to remain competitive.