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How to Build a Property Search Website for Log Homes and Cabins With Realtyna WPL

You can build a property search website for log homes and cabins using Realtyna’s WPL and build a niche business around these listings or branch off into a new area of expertise.

Overview

Log homes and cabins have long been associated with tranquility, nature, and rejuvenation. They represent an escape from the quotidian and a place to refocus on what is important in life. As a real estate agent, you can build a specialty site for log homes and cabins and help people find their getaway.

In this blog, we will show you how to create a property search website for log homes and cabins with Realtyna’s WPL.  Realtyna’s WPL plugin for WordPress allows you to create your own log home and cabin listings and publish them online. Or if your MLS lists log homes and cabins as a property type, WPL can import these listings automatically to your site.

What Is Realtyna’s WPL?

WPL is an advanced WordPress plugin that allows you to transform an ordinary WordPress site into a real estate property search website. WPL has a flexible data layer that allows you to define new listing types, features, and amenities. You can also pair WPL with Organic MLS Integration to connect to your MLS and import listings.

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How Can I Use WPL to Create My Own Log Home and Cabin Listings?

Creating a log home and cabin listings is easy in WPL. First, define a new property type. Then, select this property type when you create a new listing. Finally, provide a property description like for any other listing, select features, and publish. We provide step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1

Add Log Home and Cabin As a Property Type
Navigate to WPL > Data Structure. Then click the “+” symbol to add your property type.
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 Step 2

Choose a Category

Select the residential category for your new property type and save.

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Step 3

Create New Listing

Navigate to WPL > Listing Manager. Click “Add Listing.” Select log home and cabin as your property type. You can also define a listing type―whether your home is for sale, rent, or vacation rental from this page.

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Now you are ready to add details and features about the listing and publish it.

How Can I Use WPL to Import Log Home And Cabin From My MLS?

If your MLS includes the aforementioned listings, you can import them directly to your WordPress site with WPL and Organic MLS Integration. Depending on your business model, you may want to filter and download these listing exclusively, or include them in a full listing download. Both options are possible with WPL.

Here are the step-by-step instructions. If you do not have database experience, do not worry! Realtyna technicians will take care of the setup and configuration of your data feed.

Step 1

Acquire MLS Credentials

Reach out to your MLS administrator to get a RETS feed for your website. Then, navigate to WPL > MLS add-on and insert your username and password.

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Step 2

Query Database for Log Homes and Cabins

Realtyna technicians will map data fields between your MLS and your WordPress website. Then, they will query the MLS  and download them to your site. New downloads will occur at regular intervals to ensure your site is always up-to-date.

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Step 3

Verify

You and Realtyna technicians will complete a front-end quality check to ensure your data feed is running accurately and efficiently.

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Now you know how to build a property search website for your listings. Questions or feedback? Leave them in the comments. For more real estate website tips, check out How to Add Yelp to Your Real Estate Listings.

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