The HouseFlash system has been designed right from the start to be
incorporated into any website. Use the sophisticated automation of
HouseFlash to make it simple for you or your staff to record elegant real estate
property listings on your website. Then you can take advantage
of talented web designers to achieve a personalized look for the
balance of your website.
Pay your web designer for his or her special talents and skills.
But don't pay for every change to amounts, status, pictures or
description. HouseFlash takes care of all the tough formatting
and graphics and list management so that you can take advantage
of of the web and make the most of it.
Connecting - Matching Your Look:
Adjust your settings to select the colors for the background and
text of your listings and titles. You can set
the titles to automatically pull information from the particular
fields that best suits your style. You can hide and reveal
listings with just a couple of clicks to adjust rapidly to
changing situations. If you want to get fancy,
you can also apply advanced HTML (hyper text markup language)
formatting to your titles and/or details. You'll probably
find that HouseFlash does such a good job as it is that such detail
is unnecessary. Just in case you are interested, we'll give more
information about this in another tip.
With the HouseFlash system, when you want to change your look
with new colors or new titles, you change it in one place.
The selections are only applied when your listings are displayed,
so all of your existing listings immediately pick up your new settings.
No expensive rewrites to every HTML-coded page. You can even change
the look of your list of properties with a single click - just choose
a different list style.
Connecting - The How-To's:
HTML provides great flexibility in many aspects, and this is
true for connecting your HouseFlash real estate listings to your
site. Choose whichever of the following options best fits with
the style of your site.
Note: If you don't have a website already and just plan to use
HouseFlash by itself, simply
direct your clients to the following link of -
replacing the word 'yourwebname' in the link with the webname that you chose for your account.
If you're linking your existing site to your HouseFlash property listings
there are several methods, two of which are listed here.
- Put a link on your site that opens your property listings
in a new window:
(Note that the 'yourwebname' in the link above must be
replaced with the webname that you chose for your account.)
- This is the simplest way to implement the link,
and requires very little change to existing websites.
- Your picture, name, tagline and contact info are displayed
on the top of every page.
- Put a link as the source for a frame on your site:
This option will most integrate your listings into your
- Use the same page top and side(s), and the same navigation
bars as the rest of your site. This simple link will pull
in your HouseFlash listings, and HouseFlash will take care
of all the display and navigation within them.
HouseFlash gives you the control over which listings to display,
for how long, and what to show for each one. Take charge of using the
web as your affordable Personal Marketing tool.
Put your web address on everything you have printed: business
cards, letterhead, flyers, calendars, for sale signs. Put it
prominently in every ad, and tell people to see your site for
more details about the property. When they arrive they'll
automatically see every property you currently have available
and also be able to see your other accomplishments by the other
properties that you show as sold. Your print ads can be smaller
and promote more! And don't forget to update your MLS descriptions
to tell people to look at your website for more information.
As always, if you have any questions about HouseFlash, please
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You're done in a flash with HouseFlash!