BENAA REAL ESTATE THEME REVIEW

Are you looking for a Real Estate WordPress theme that helps you create a real estate classifieds portal, or real estate agency with a friendly front-end that makes properties managements a breeze? There are countless themes that are suitable for building a real estate website with WordPress and in this article we will review a real estate theme that we accidentally found for a project on the Themeforest, named BENAA. This theme is a beautiful news theme created by G5Plus, it is one of the featured WordPress real estate themes on themeforest.net by Envato Market.

BENAA theme is a modern real estate theme that features everything you need to create an online property management system with WordPress. It allows you to establish professional real estate marketplaces, coordinate your agents or accept submissions for your listings and directory. This theme is perfectly suitable if you are planning to launch a high-quality real estate portal or directory sites to list houses, apartments, mansions or any other type of accommodation. Of course, it is fully responsive to ensure your properties can be viewed perfectly on any devices.

Design

To help you get your website up and running as quickly as possible, BENAA includes a one-click demo data. After installing the demo content, you can then edit the pages to add your own content and get your website ready to start promoting your properties online. Apart from that, it also provides fully detailed documentation and video guide to help user get started easily. 

The Benaa theme package includes 10 homepage layouts that help you build different types of real estate website. The different layouts give you the ability to display a search box on the front page of your website, list your latest properties in a slideshow format, or use an interactive map to display links to your properties in a certain geographical area. The different elements from each of the homepage options can also be mixed and matched, to help you get the right look and feel for your site.

This theme offers a bunch of great features to display listings in a professional way and it comes with drag-drop page builder plugin: WPBakery Page Builder. You can easily use the integrated WPBakery Page Builder tool and the custom widgets to control and customize the elements that are displayed on your website. Apart from that, thanks to the extras in this theme package, you can add many different types of features to your real estate website. For example, you can use the built-in functionality to give your visitors the ability to upload their own real estate listing to your website. You then have the option of using the payment processor feature to collect payments from your users for this service.

Be regarded as the backbone of this theme is Essential Real Estate plugin. The flexibility of this plugin gives you endless options of what you can use it for real estate website needs. Let’s see some of the screenshots to see how your property portal will look like:

Functionality

This theme helps you create a traditional real estate agency website with all the features your real estate website will need in a suitably professional design. Individual agents/realtors can use this WordPress theme to create their own personal website and promote the services, as well as listing any properties that they are managing, you get access to all the great features to make your real estate website not only look the part but also deliver a user-friendly experience.

Another type of real estate website that is focused on developing this theme is a multi-vendor online marketplace. In this mode, your visitors will be able to quickly create an account and add their own listings to your website. This gives them the ability to save their favorite properties and upload their profile details and contact information. Of course, you get full control over how this works, with the ability to collect payments in exchange for homeowners/agents listing properties on your portal. You can allow people to submit their properties for free or for a fee based on packages. You can create multiple packages with expiration dates ranging in days, weeks, months or years. You select the number of listings and what listings should be featured on each page. This gives you plenty of monetization options for your real estate website.

Other real estate related features in the Benaa theme package include a mortgage calculator, profile and properties management, payment processing systems (supports PayPal, Wire Transfer and Stripe for payments and transactions), a property comparison tool, add a property to a favorite list and an email alert system. You can also let real estate agents create their own profiles on your site and accept queries from visitors. Uploading floor plans and other documents to your listings is possible too with this WordPress real estate theme.

The photos and other images from each of the properties on your site take center stage with this theme. This is thanks to the use of a full-screen image slider on the homepage, as well as image galleries on the individual listings. There’s also space on each listing for uploading a video, as well as displaying a Google Map of the property location and details of the surrounding area.

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As this theme was specially built for the real estate industry, the Properties get most of the attention. You can add as many ‘Property Types,’ ‘Features,’ ‘Status,’ ‘City,’ ‘Neighborhood,’ ‘County/State,’ ‘Labels’ that you want and modify the permalinks for each category. For single properties, you can set up a gallery slideshow, videos or 360 images and attachment files.

All the options are gathered in the Theme Options panel and Real Estate Options on the backend. Based on the Smart Framework, Real Estate Options panel allows you to adjust the Property, User & Agents, Price Format, Payment, Walk Score, Front-end Submissions, Map Direction, Property Pages and much more. With this kind of management, you can see the property details and adjust to your liking.

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The Theme Options panel includes settings that you can choose to change the logo, headers, preset for each page, taxonomies layouts, the footer, etc. The ‘Theme Colors’ tab in the Theme Options allows you to modify the colors of every page element, starting with the top bar, the navigation in menu, and in the footer. Some of the settings are also present in the Customizer list, on the frontend.theme-options

This theme includes good Google Maps integration so that your visitors can easily find the properties they are interested in on a geographical basis. Visitors can not only browse the maps but also search for properties by location and within a certain radius of their favored address.

The responsive view is also good for mobile devices, this is just another option we have given you with theme. You can take a look at how BENAA looks by visiting its demo and experience as user:

–> Frontend: http://demo.g5plus.net/benaa/ => demo / demo
–> Backend:http://demo.g5plus.net/benaa/wp-admin/ => agency / agency 

Performance

We have tested the Benaa’s default demo on different page speed tests, and the content loads with a good speed.

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Downsides

In the BENAA theme, there is no built-in translation panel, but the theme is WPML compatible. BENAA provides over 800+ Google Fonts, but you have to add custom font manually if you need another one.

BENAA is a versatile theme that offers great tools to customize your website, even if you are a WordPress beginner. With powerful features and professional design, you will set up a beautiful website dedicated to real estate industry quickly.

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