BurgerHomesDevelopment.com

By Bob | Client Portfolio

Jul 09

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Burger Homes Development is a residential and commercial builder. They build stunning homes and commercial properties with every attention to detail.

Bob Burger has been building for over 33 years and his wife Deb is a Realtor with Skogman Realty in Marion.

Burger Homes is thoroughly committed to building Energy Efficient homes in order to sustain low-cost and low-maintenance houses. Our experience and understanding allows us to use methods and materials economically with less of an impact on the environment.

Burger Homes and Development wanted a website that was easy to update, with integrated real estate features and of course connections to their social networks, email and the ability to host photo galleries online.

Website Development Overview

We started the WordPress development with the iRealEstate Theme from iThemes as it was developed with real estate in mind.

Next was features and plugins. We wanted to find a way for the Burgers to display the homes and properties currently under construction. When we build website for Realtors we primarily use IDX integration. This allows the Realtors listings and other listings in the area to be displayed on their website without the need to manually enter each listing.

Great Real Estate Plugin

Author: Roger Theriault

Great Real Estate was developed to enable real estate agents, brokers, and REALTORS to display and manage information about their listings in WordPress pages. The plugin creates custom pages for your listings AND pulls together additional existing plugins.

What we liked was the fact that the Great Real Estate Plugin also used NextGen Gallery plugin so the client only had to learn one way to upload photos! They are able to create a gallery in NextGen, then create a photo page in their website AND use these photos in the Great Real Estate Plugin.

The Great Real Estate Plugin also integrated Google Maps, WordTub for videos, FPP-Pano for Panoramas, WP-Downloadmanager for easy file upload/download management (property fyers, blue-prints, etc.) and finally Feed Wrangler for managing the RSS Feeds.

Although this solution requires the client manually create a page for each property, upload photos, pano, videos etc. It does a very nice job pulling the information together!

Featured Listings allows the client to show the current featured properties they are building on the home page. They can also change the listings to “under contract” and “sold.”

For a Realtor I'd still suggest using IDX integration for WordPress but for a small Realtor, builder, property manager the Great Real Estate Plugin cannot be beat!

Other plugins:

To connect to social networking sites we enabled FindMeOn, WPFollowME and other social networking plugins.

We added SEO and Google Sitemaps for search engine optimization

We also added database optimizer, caching engine and of course BackupBuddy to consistently get backups of the database AND content in case something would happen!

Closing

If your group or organization is looking for an affordable website solution we can help. We create the site to fit your needs then you can maintain page updates and changes. Contact us as needed to add more functionality and features!

We can host your WordPress website and we offer plugin, database and SEO maintenance for WordPress.

Contact us today for more information on how we can help with your web development, design integrated with social networking and web hosting!

Of course to learn more about http://BurgerHomesDevelopment.com just visit their website!


About the Author

I'm a life long entrepreneur and WordPress guru with a passion for travel, real estate and beach living! Dad, husband and lover of life!

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