Many of you are using RealBird for publishing both for-sale and rental properties and often times, the target audiences for the two types of listings are different. You can now create separate RealBird listing widgets for your rental and for-sale properties and embed them on separate pages on your website, or blog. You can also create distinct Facebook Page tabs for them.
We are still working on updating the member area so that you can easily select the desired property types for the widget on the user interface, but in the meantime, you can start using these targeted listing widgets from today. Just add the following to the end of your RealBird widget's link:
Add the following Url tag to the end of the link. It also works for the Board, Map and Gallery widgets.
Values are dot separated and represent the numerical values of the RealBird featured listing types as follows:
1 - Single Family Residential
2 - Condominium
3 - Townhouse
4 - Multi Family
5 - Lots and Land
6 - Mobile Home
7 - Commercial
8 - Residential Rental
9 - Commercial Rental
10 - New Construction
100 - Other property type
So if you'd like to create a widget for Residential Rentals only, you would add &rb_type=8 to the end of any of your listing widgets. If you want to show Condos and Townhouses only excluding other property types, than you would add &rb_type=2.3 to the end of the link. Without this new parameter, the widgets will show all of your listings matching other criteria, just like before
This is an advanced method of using this new feature and may sound a bit overly complicated. We are going to release the updated code generator in the member area in the next few days, which will make generating these dedicated widgets as easy as clicking a few checkboxes.
Below is an example map showing residential rentals only, courtesy of Eric Slifkin
As always, thanks for using RealBird and stay tuned for more upcoming features.
-- The RealBird Team