Using Our Chart Widgets
What are Widgets
Widgets are a collection of HTML code that allow one web site to display a chart,
video, table, text, etc that is generated in another web site.
How Can My Real Estate Business Benefit From Chart Widgets
Nowadays customers want to know everything they can about the real estate properties
that are in the market before they even consider looking at them. Part of these
data include trend charts that show how certain property values have changed over
time and how they are currently trending. Some of the most important ones are Sales
Price Per Square Feet (or Square Meter) and Listing Price Per Square Feet (or Square
Meter). Most realtors currently do not show these type of trend charts as it is
very expensive and time consuming to create them in real time.
CondosCafe Inc brings realtors and analysts the capability of displaying Sales and
Listing Price Per Square Feet (or Square Meter) on their own web site without major
effort. It only takes 4 lines of HTML code for you or your web master to place on
the web page where you want to display the chart. We currently provide charts for
over 10 cities, their corresponding zip codes and 700+ buildings in South Florida.
The data used to generate the charts are updated in realtime everyday from the same
data that is used in the MLS.
How Can I Use Them and Examples
There are three main applications where you can use our widgets:
- You can display the Avg. Sales and Listing Price/SqFt for a city (for instance Miami
Beach). However you may also include the capability for your users to view the Avg.
Sales and Listing Price/SqMt as most people in Europe and Latin America use the
Square Meter units
- Miami Beach has three zip codes and the Avg. Sales Price/SqFt charts for each of
the zip codes looks very different as they represent different market segments.
So you may want to show a more specialized market analysis of Miami Beach by showing
three different City and Zip Code charts; where each one is provided by a different
- Miami Beach has hundreds of buildings and each one has a very different behaviour
when it comes to the Avg. Sales and Listing Price/SqFt of their condo units. So
you can take it one step further and provide the Avg. Sales and Listing Price/SqFt
(or SqMt) charts for each building. This way your customers can see how the sales
and listing trends look like for each building and you can be better prepared to
justify sales and listing prices to your customer base.
When you buy a widget you buy it for a specific web site (for example www.SoFiStyle.com).
The widget will only work if it is used in that web site (regardless if it is in
a sub page of the web site). You can also select the dimensions that you want for
each widget. This way you or your web master can tailor each chart so that it fits
into your web site layout. Finally, you can also program the amount of historical
data that you want the widget to show, from 1 to 7 years. All widgets show the Average
Quarterly Sales and Listing Price/SqFt (or SqMt).
We have placed some widget examples at www.SoFiStyle.com
and www.CondosCafe.info so that you can
get a better idea of what you get and what you can do with our widgets.
How Do I Know If The Widgets Work On My Web Site
In order to make sure that you do not waste your time, we have created a test widget
that you can place in your web site to check if your web site is compatible with
our widget technology. Please copy the widget below and place it in a test page
on your web site:
<div> <iframe name="CCIfrmWidget0" id="CCIfrmWidget0" src="http://www.condoscafe.com/TestChartWidget.aspx?WID=0" height="500px" width="700px" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" > <p> Your browser does not support frames or is currently configured not to display frames. Please use an up-to-date browser that is capable of displaying frames.</p> </iframe> </div>
You should see the following chart in your web site:
What Browsers Support Your Widgets
Our widget technology supports IE7, IE8 and IE9, Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox
How Do I Buy Them & How Much Do They Cost
There are three types of widget that you can purchase, City, City and Zip Code
and Building widgets. In order to buy them, you need to go to the
Widgets menu and select the corresponding entry.
The widgets' cost depend on the type of web site that will be displaying them:
- Consumer Web Site: These are web sites that belong to individual realtors,
analyts and bloggers. The widgets' prices for this type of web sites are as follow:
- 1-month subscription - $1.99/Chart
- 3-month subscription - $5.79/Chart or $99.00 for Unlimited Charts
- 6-month subscription - $11.29/Chart or $179.00 for Unlimited Charts
- 12-month subscription - $21.49/Chart or $299.00 for Unlimited Charts
- Enterprise Web Site: These are web sites that belong to companies and brokers.
The widgets' prices for this type of web sites are as follow:
- 1-month subscription - $5.99/Chart
- 3-month subscription - $14.99/Chart or $699.00 for Unlimited Charts
- 6-month subscription - $24.99/Chart or $1,199.00 for Unlimited Charts
- 12-month subscription - $39.99/Chart or $1,999.00 for Unlimited Charts
What Do I Get When I Buy A Widget
When you purchase a widget you get an email with your order that contains 4 to 5
lines of HTML code that look like this:
What Do I Do With It
You need to copy and paste these lines of code on the page where you want to show
How to Renew A Widget
You can renew your widgets by selecting the Widget Manager under the Widget
menu and then selecting the Renew button for the corresponding widget.