Your Websites screen allows you to, as the owner of an Office Website, set up additional websites for the agents that belong to your office. If you are not the owner of the website you must have the owner approve additional websites before they can be created. Have the owner send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with account verification to approve the new child website.
To access your Websites screen, log into your iHOUSEweb admin menu, click Account, then click Websites.
The Agent Websites page shows you a list of all your Agent Websites: who the website belongs to, their domain (if they have one), Share Listings settings, if IDX is enabled, and links to view the website, go to the admin menu, or delete the website.
Once they are set up, your agents will have a great deal of control over their own websites. They can login to change their design, edit their pages and website content, add listings, and more.
You can do everything your agents can do and some things that they can’t. For example, you have exclusive control over anything that may incur a charge to your account, such as setting up domains for your Agent Websites.
Adding Agent Websites
To add a new Agent Website, click Add Agent Website. Select the agent you'd like to create a site for from the dropdown menu. It may take up to a few minutes for the system to set up your new Agent Website. When it’s done, it will go back to your Agent Website page and show you a list of all your Agent Websites. From here you can edit them.
If you have used all of your allotted Agent Websites, you can get more by clicking the upgrade link.
For more than 25 Agent Websites, please contact Customer Support at (866) 645-7700.
Managing Domains & Email
If your main office website has a primary domain, your Agent Websites will by default inherit subdomains of that domain.
For example: you register the name superstarrealtors.com for your Office Website. You’ve already set up an Agent Website for Mary Jane. Mary Jane’s website will now be available at mjane.superstarrealtors.com.
Your main Office Website can also create up to 100 email addresses. Most offices will want to use the main office domain for this. Example: email@example.com
If you want you can also give any of your Agent Websites their own primary domain. Domains for an Agent Website are managed from within that Agent's associated Admin Menu. Click on the manage domains & email link for the desired Agent Website (If agent already has a domain, it will be there instead). This will take you to that website’s Domain page. From here you can add a domain for your agent’s website just as you would for your own Office Website.
Note: Only the Office Website Administrator has access to add domains. Your agents cannot add domains without you helping them because it may result in a charge to you.
Once a primary domain has been set up for an Agent Website, either you or the agent for that website can create up to 5 email addresses at that domain. Additional addresses are available for purchase, but again only the Office Website Administrator has access for this.
Note: If you give an Agent Website its own primary domain, the default subdomain will be replaced by that new primary domain in the system. However, the old subdomain will continue to work.
Click on the Share Listings icon to toggle the setting sharing listings ON or not sharing listings OFF for each Agent Website. When the Share Listings setting is ON for an Agent Website, all of its listings will also be displayed on your Office Website.
- Both your Office Website and your Associate Websites have the ability to create listings manually and to auto-update them.
- Leads captured from shared listings are automatically assigned to the agents who own them.
Note: Even though shared listings will DISPLAY on your Office Website, you cannot directly manage them from there. Shared listings are managed and edited by their respective Agent Websites.
Sharing listings is one of two ways to add your agents’ listings to the main Office Website. If you use both methods, you may get duplicate listings.
For more information see Managing Your Office Listings.
Enabling IDX (Elite Office Pro Only)
When IDX is enabled, MLS search type pages like Quick Search and Map Search are available on the Agent Website.
If you have the Elite Office Pro package, your Office Website comes with built-in IDX already enabled. When you create a new Agent Website, IDX will be turned OFF by default.
If you want you can enable it.
- For each associated agent, click on the empty bubble under the Enable IDX column.
- On the next page choose Yes or No, then click the Save Settings.
- You can do the same if you want to disable it again.
Deleting Agent Websites
To delete an Agent Website, click  to the right of it. You will be asked to confirm that you do indeed want to delete the Agent Website. If you are sure, click OK.
Note: When you delete an Associate Website, any domains and email accounts for that website will be lost. If you want to retain them, you will need to transfer them BEFORE deleting the associate website.