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Configure Properties Search

Configure Property Search Settings

Before starting with this section, Make sure you have pretty permalinks enabled from Dashboard → Settings → Permalinks and Property Search Page is created.

Follow the steps below to configure the search functionality.

Select Property Search Page

Please navigate to Dashboard → Real Homes → Customize Settings and then go into Properties Search → Properties Search Page and select the property search page from Select Search Page. You can setup other options according to your requirements.

Properties Search Page Settings

After this you will have a property search form displayed on homepage.

Now, you can also use the RealHomes - Advance Search Widget in sidebar as that widget uses the same configurations.

Search Form Layout

Navigate to Search Form Basics section in Properties Search panel, In this section you can change Search Form Layout to Default or Smart. You can check both layouts in the following screenshots.

Properties Search Basics

Default Layout

Properties Search Basics

Smart Layout

Properties Search Basics

Search Form Fields - Show / Hide - Reorder by Drag & Drop

You can also Show / Hide Fields on properties search form as well as Drag and Drop the Fields to change their display order and you can also change the labels.

Properties Search Basics

Advance Search Fields

Searcch Form Basics

Number Of Fields to Display in Top Row

Searcch Form Basics

Search Button Label & Any Text Label

Searcch Form Basics

Search Form Locations

Properties Search panel contains a section in Customizer for Locations Dashboard → RealHomes → Customize Settings → Properties Search → Search Form Locations to configure the Locations fields of the advance search form.

First thing is to decide the number of location fields you want to set up for search form. Do not worry too much about it as you can always change these settings in future to match your changing needs.

Configure Location Field

Select 1 if you want to display all locations into one select box.

Select 2 if you want to display locations like State → City OR City → Suburb.

Select 3 if you want to display locations like Country → State → City OR State → City → Suburb

Select 4 if you want to display locations like Country → State → City → Suburb

After that you need to provide suitable labels for location boxes. You can provide these based on your own needs.

If you face any confusion, Simply make the changes in settings and preview them on homepage. Keep making the changes until you get what you want.

You can also Hide Empty Locations and Sort Locations Alphabetically. It means that if a location is not assigned to any property it won't be displayed in the location drop-down list.

Configure Location Field

Enable Dynamic Locations (Optimize Large Number Of Locations)

Speeding up the loading time of large number of locations is now possible. All you have to do is to navigate to Dashboard → Real Homes → Customize Settings → Properties Search → Search Form Locations and activate Enable Dynamic Locations option as shown below.

Minimum and Maximum Values For Beds & Baths

It will help your website performance by loading the locations dynamically by scrolling and lists only 15 locations non-hierarchically and 15 more with each scroll until all locations are listed.

Search Form Keyword

Navigate to Dashboard → RealHomes → Customize Settings → Properties Search → Search Form Keyword to change Keyword Label and Placeholder Text.

Configure Location Field

Search Form Property ID

Navigate to Dashboard → RealHomes → Customize Settings → Properties Search → Search Form Property ID to change Property ID Label and Placeholder Text.

Configure Location Field

Search Form Property Status

Navigate to Dashboard → RealHomes → Customize Settings → Properties Search → Search Form Property Status to change Property Status Label and Placeholder Text.

Configure Location Field

Search Form Agents

Navigate to Dashboard → RealHomes → Customize Settings → Properties Search → Search Form Agents to enable Multi-Select Feature and change Agent Field Label, Placeholder Text and Selected Text.

Configure Location Field

Beds & Baths Fields

Properties Search panel also contains a special section for Beds & Baths at Dashboard → RealHomes → Customize Settings → Properties Search → Search Form Beds and Baths. Using which, Beds and Baths fields can be customized to your requirements.

Minimum and Maximum Values For Beds & Baths

In this section:

1) You can modify the Labels for the Beds & Baths Field.

2) You can also provide the values to be displayed in the drop-down lists for both fields.

3) You can modify the search behaviour for beds and baths to Minimum, Maximum or Equals.

Search Form Garages

Properties Search panel contains a special section for Garages at Dashboard → RealHomes → Customize Settings → Properties Search → Search Form Garages. Using which, Garages fields can be customized to your requirements.

Minimum and Maximum Values For Garages

In this section:

  1. You can modify the Labels for the Garages Field.

  2. You can also provide the values to be displayed in the drop-down lists for this field.

  3. You can modify the search behaviour for garages to Minimum, Maximum or Equals.

Search Form Prices

Properties Search panel also contains a special section for Prices at Dashboard → RealHomes → Customize Settings → Properties Search → Search Form Prices. Using which, Minimum and Maximum prices fields can be customized to your requirements.

Minimum and Maximum Prices

Minimum and Maximum Prices

Search Form Areas

Properties Search panel contains a section for Area and can be found at Dashboard → RealHomes → Customize Settings → Properties Search → Search Form Areas. In this Customizer section, Minimum and Maximum area fields can be customized to your requirements.

Minimum and Maximum Area / Related Labels and Placeholder Texts

Search Form Property Features

Navigate to Dashboard → RealHomes → Customize Settings → Properties Search → Search Form Property Features to show or hide the Property Features section and change the Title for Features Toggle.

Minimum and Maximum Area / Related Labels and Placeholder Texts

Change Advance Search Form Bottom Label Text (Optional)

The advance search label which is displaying at the bottom right corner of the properties search form in Modern Design can be changed in Dashboard → Home Page → Search Form → Advance Search Label Text.

Advance Search Label Text