Smooth Pro is an advanced real estate WordPress theme from Gorilla Themes. Of course, Gorilla Themes are no stranger to the Real Estate market, with no fewer than 9 other real estate themes available. With each new release they are adding more and more great features.
Visually Smooth Pro looks great. The header is a little basic with an area for your logo, a contact button and a simple drop down navigation menu. Underneath this area on the home page is a great looking slider that rotates properties. The name, price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms for each property is shown here as is a label stating whether the listing is new, reduced or sold.
An agent bio can be displayed underneath the slider as well as the all important search widget. The search box lets users search by property type, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, location and neighbourhood.
The latest news from your blog can be posted in the sidebar and using featured thumbnails in the main content area. Like the header, the footer is rather basic, though the 4 available widget areas in the footer allow you to customise the section as you see fit.
Property listings are very detailed. Multiple images can be shown in the photo gallery. When a user clicks on an image it brings the full size image in a lightbox powered pop up. Full details about the property can be displayed using lists and descriptions and videos can be added here too.
Listings also shown additional features and the all important Google Maps module so that visitors can see exactly where a property is located.
Adding a listing is very straight forward. All details can be entered via the post editor as normal. You can also add videos from YouTube and Vimeo in this area.
The search widget can be customised. Fields can be hidden from the search form if they aren’t needed and you can add your own custom fields too.
Whilst I do think that the header and footer could be improved a little, I think the professional design of the main content area more than makes up for this. I don’t think it’s a major issue as a good logo and a few simple tweaks would everything look much better (the logo can be uploaded via the options area).
Smooth Pro comes with 5 colour schemes, Spanish and English language files, a finance calculator and social media integration. The sidebar can be moved from the right to the left and you can change your currency via the options area too. All in all it has everything you need to launch a real estate website.
An essential license for Smooth Pro retails for $39.95 however does not come with forum support. The standard package retails for $69.95 and comes with forum support and for $99.95 you can get the original Photoshop PSD files too.
Make sure you stay tuned to WP Mods tomorrow as Carlos and the Gorilla Themes team have kindly donated a whopping 5 copies of the Smooth Pro theme for WP Mods Readers.