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Setting up Your Personal Web Site with Setup Wizard

When you log in for the first time, the Setup Wizard will ask you series of questions. It should take you about 20 minutes to complete the Setup Wizard and activate your site. Remember: you can always come back to glvar.immobel.com and change any information that you entered.

Login

Note: Public Id and GLVAR system password fields are case sensitive. Make sure that you enter small and capital letters correctly.

Choose your web site type (individual or team)

Depending on whether you are a team of two agents or an individual agent you can choose your web site type accordingly. If you choose a team web site, you will have a choice whether you want separate or common description and contact data for both team members.

If you select common contact information, contact information on your web site will not be connected to any team member If you select separate contact information, you will be able to specify different set of contact information for each of your team members.

If you select common description, you will be able to provide single description of your entire team. If you select separate description, you will be able to provide separate description of each team member.

On the team web site you will also be able to combine listings from both team members in the Featured Properties section.

You also enter your company name here. After you have completed all the fields, press Continue.

Enter name and contact information

Here you enter your contact data, that is: Note that fields marked as bold are required.

You can add more than one number or address in each section by clicking on the "add more..." link. You can also rearrange the order in which the components appear by dragging the box in desired position with the mouse.

After you have entered the data press Continue.

If you have previously chosen team web site type and separate contact data, you now need to provide contact information for your second team member. After you have entered the data press Continue.

Enter your description

Select phrases that the best describe: Press Continue.

If you have previously selected team web site type and separate description, you now need to provide description for your second team member.

Press Continue.

Choose the template of your web site

We offer you a selection of templates to choose from. Pick one that best suits your company colors. If you plan to use your immobel.com personal page as a search engine on your other web site, choose the Template for Frames.

Press Continue.

Choose languages to be shown on your page

Tick the languages you want to present your page in. It's best to leave English selected.

Press Continue.

Enter your MLS information

Enter the MLS information that will allow us to find your listings:

If your association is not automatically selected, select the Realtor Board that you are member of.

Enter your Agent Public Id. If you have chosen team web site type, enter second team member Public Id.

Enter your Office ID.

These fields are important in connection with Featured Properties and Our Office Listings options. Using these fields we are able to locate your and your office listings in the database and display them. The Public Id and Office ID fields are case sensitive. Make sure that you enter small and capital letters correctly, and there are no spaces before or after them.

Mark the IDX/Broker solution option if you want to display IDX listings in your area. The IDX (Internet Data eXchange) solution lets you show all listings from your Realtor Board under your own Personal Web Site, with contact information only to you (this is regulated by your association Rules and Regulations). There will be a button on your site named View listings which will allow users to search through your board's listings.

The Featured Properties option presents a button on your personal page named Featured properties. Clicking this button will show the list of all your listings.

The Our Office Listings option presents a button on you personal page named Our Office Listings. Clicking this button will show the list of all your office listings.

Press Continue.

Enter your web site address

There are three ways of assigning an internet address to your page.
  1. You can use an www.immobel.com subdomain and your address will be www.immobel.com/youraddress, or
  2. You can purchase an internet domain and your address will look like www.youraddress.com, or
  3. If you have already purchased a domain and do not use it, you can point it to your immobel.com page.
  4. You can also add a link on your other web page. We offer you the Language Bar, a set of pictures with country flags that will point your visitors to your immobel.com page in their native language.

You can use a subdomain of www.immobel.com. The text that you enter here will become your web site address, e.g. if you enter 'smith' then your web site address will be: http://www.immobel.com/smith. NOTE: You can pick any name for your web site that is not already used by other web site. The web site name is limited to 40 characters and you can only enter letters, numbers and underscore sign ('_').

If you want to purchase an Internet domain from us, fill in the field and click Check availability. You will be taken to the payment page. The cost is USD$30.00 for one year period, and USD$15.00 for each next year. The domain is active immediately after purchase.

If you already purchased a domain from another vendor and currently don't use it for your site, or you want to switch your other site to immobel.com personal page use the provided link. You will be asked for your domain and taken to the payment page. Cost for this option is USD$25.00. After the payment has been made a page with further instructions will be shown.

Upload your photos on your web site

Note! All the images should be uploaded in JPG or GIF format. Try to keep picture file size as small as possible, so your page will load fast. Do not send files bigger than 30 kB.

To add a picture:

Press Continue.

Choose your professional designations & certifications

Bottom page banner section is designed to show logos describing your professional designations and certifications.

Choose as many appropriate logos from the list as you want. Your logos will be placed at the bottom of your web site (on every sub-page).

If the logo you are looking for is not on the list, you can add it using the upload form. To add a logo:

Make sure that that the size of the image is no more than 150x150 pixels. All pictures and images should be uploaded as GIF or JPG images. Please do not upload files larger than 30kB.

Press Continue.

Congratulations!

You have just completed the construction of your immobel.com Personal Web Site. If you ever need to make changes to your site, just go to glvar.immobel.com, log in and you will be taken directly to your Control Panel.

Making Changes to your Personal Web Site

Login

Change your web site type (individual or team)

Change contact information

If you have selected individual web site type:

If you have selected team web site type and separate contact information and you want to change your first team member contact information:

If you have selected team web site type and separate contact information and you want to change your second team member contact information:

Change your description

If you have selected individual web site type:

If you have selected team web site type and separate description and you want to change your first team member contact information:

If you have selected team web site type and separate description and you want to change your second team member contact information:

Change colors or layout of your Personal Web Site

Change languages to be shown on your web site

Change your MLS information

Note! The IDX/Broker solution option must be selected, if you want to display IDX listings on your web site.

Note! The Public Id and Office ID fields are case sensitive. Make sure that you enter small and capital letters correctly, and there are no spaces before or after them.

Change your Personal Web Site address

Enter a text that will become your web site address in the box. For example if you enter 'smith' to the box your Personal Web Site address will be http://www.immobel.com/smith NOTE: You can pick any name for your web site that is not already used by other web site. The web site name is limited to 40 characters and you can only enter letters, numbers and underscore sign ('_').

If you want to purchase an Internet domain from us, fill in the field and click Check availability. You will be taken to the payment page. The cost is USD$30.00 for one year period, and USD$15.00 for each next year. After the payment has been made a page with instructions will be shown.

If you already purchased a domain from another vendor and currently don't use it for your site, or you want to switch your other site to immobel.com personal page use the provided link. You will be asked for your domain and taken to the payment page. Cost for this option is USD$25.00. After the payment has been made a page with further instructions will be shown.

After you have finished click Save.

Add, remove, update pictures on your Personal Web Site:

Change images of Professional Designations and Certificates that appear on your web site

Your logos will be automatically updated on your immobel.com web site.

Set up My Links page

My links page option allows you to show several links, for example to related web sites or to your company different web sites.

Set up hit counter

If you want to count hits on your immobel.com web site, you need to set up your hit counter account. There are many free hit counters on-line: for example: http://www.statcounter.com. When you setup an account with them you will be given a piece of HTML code. You need to copy it and add to Setup Wizard. To do it:

While you add the HTML code then you will be able to check how many people visit your web site after login to your account at: http://www.statcounter.com

Connect immobel.com site to other web site (manage Language Bars on your other web sites)

The multi-lingual solution allows your visitors view your listings in the language of their choice. When you put Language Bar on your other web site viewers will go directly to your immobel.com site and see your listings in their preferred language with contact information only to you.

Change your password

  1. Go to glvar.immobel.com
  2. Enter your Public Id and GLVAR system password.
  3. Press Login.
    Note: Public Id and GLVAR system password fields are case sensitive. Make sure that you enter small and capital letters correctly.
  4. Click on the link: Change your password.
  5. Enter the current password in the field Current Password.
  6. Enter your new password in the field New Password
  7. Retype the new password in the field Retype New Password.
  8. Press Change password to save the changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the IDX/Broker solution?

The IDX (Internet Data eXchange) solution lets you show all listings from your Realtor Board under your own Personal Web Site, with contact information only to you. To activate IDX you should select the option on your Personal Web Site.

What is the Full service option?

If you are not comfortable with setup of your Personal Web Site, or would prefer to just have your site professionally set up and maintained, we are happy to provide full service and on-going support. For an annual payment of just $35, we will set up your site, add your photos, apply your custom graphics, and make needed changes in the future.

What is the Setup Wizard?

Setup Wizard takes you through the creation of your immobel.com web site. When you log in for the first time, the Setup Wizard will be started and will ask you a series of questions. It should take you about 20 minutes to complete the Setup Wizard and activate your site. On the right side of the screen you have the navigation menu that shows you current page on the Setup Wizard. You can click on any of the already visited pages, jump back to that page and modify already entered data. Please do not use the Back button in your browser to go back and change the data. Almost every question that we ask has a help button associated with it. If you don't know how to answer a question, just click on the question next to the input field.

Once the site is set up and running you can always come back to glvar.immobel.com and change any of the information previously entered.

Why the system logs me off automatically?

The system will log you off after 30 minutes of inactivity. The information you typed in up to that point will be saved automatically. If you want to make any changes on your Personal Web Site, you should log into the Setup Wizard again.

Why cannot I log into glvar.immobel.com?

The password fields are case sensitive. Make sure that you enter small and capital letters correctly.

What is the Featured properties option?

The Featured properties option allows you to show all your listings. It is useful when you have displayed listings in the IDX option on your site. You need to enter your correct Agent ID to get your listings displayed.


Author: Immobel Tech Support <support@immobel.com>
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Date: 2007/06/18 13:38:40