My name is Lori Ballen “Las Vegas Lori” and I’ve been building my websites on WordPress for a while now. WordPress is by far my favorite platform. I love how I was able to grow my real estate website to a top spot on the search engines for thousands of long-tail Keywords.
If you want me to connect you with a WordPress Designer or have specific questions, there’s a contact form below.
If you are going to build your real estate website on WordPress or would like to give your website a new look, this article is for you. You can build it yourself and have it hosted on a website like Bluehost, Hostgator, flywheel, WPengine or GoDaddy. Or you can have a web developer put it all together for you.
You can learn how to build your website, and how to blog and use IDX at BallenAcademy.com and if you need a company to help put it all together, my brothers over at Ballen Brands would love to work with you.
WordPress is a content management system. Themes and PlugIns allow WordPress to grow. Think about this way: Themes change the look and feel and PlugIns add functionality.
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What is a Theme?
A theme is a design you lay over your content management system (your website). It changes the font, colors, sidebars, headers, footers, and more. A theme can also add functionality.
Once you choose your theme, you can add PlugIns for security, analytics, forms and so forth. Be careful not to go overboard. They can kill site speed.
IDX Real Estate Listings
I’ve used a few of the real estate WordPress themes, but not all. This list will give you theme ideas and links to explore them.
While some themes are free, others have a low cost. You can change your theme any time but will need to manually adjust some of the theme changes when you do.
How to Install a Theme
- Choose your Website Host [WPengine, GoDaddy, Bluehost, FlyWheel, HostGator]
- Register your Domain Name
- SetUp WordPress [Through your Host]
- Find your Desired Theme and download Zip File
- In WordPress, find Appearance, Themes, and Upload and Unpack Theme
- Begin customizing
Real Estate WordPress Themes
Some of these themes will require the framework first. Many themes have multiple layers. For example, Genesis is the framework and StudioPress has the themes. There will be a library of themes specific to the Genesis framework. You can get the framework and a theme together for one low price, many times under $100. Below, you’ll see the theme, the framework, and the theme creator.
Real Estate Specific
- AgentPress Pro Theme [Genesis] [StudioPress]
- Agent Focused Pro Theme [Genesis] [StudioPress]
- Reales WP
- Realtyspace [Theme Forest]
- Dreamvilla [Theme Forest]
- WP Pro Real Estate 7 [Theme Forest]
- eiddo [Theme Forest]
- Real Homes [Theme Forest]
- Houzez [Theme Forest]
- BEYOT [Theme Forest]
- Zoner [Theme Forest]
Non Real Estate Specific
Lori Ballen is a real estate agent in Las Vegas. She’s a digital marketing specialist, speaker, and marketing coach and loves to share her “Ballen Method” to generate website traffic and leads online. Lori’s specialties are SEO content writing (ranking on the search engines), social media strategies, and affiliate marketing. Need a website? Contact Lori’s brothers Jeff and Paul Helvin at Ballen Brands.