On land records and listings generated in the Investment Dominator you may have the need to provide additional information for yourself; as well as, potential buyers of property. We use both Public and Private links to accomplish this task as they can provide additional pertinent information for anyone accessing land records or customers perusing your Selling Site to purchase vacant land. Links also serve to keep listings clean and uncluttered with the information being provided.
Execute the following to add both Public/Privates links to any land records:
Step 1) To Create A Public/Private Link “Edit” A Land Record
Note: To create a Private Link a land record can be in any status, while in most instances to create a Public link the land record is in “Complete/Ready to Sell” status. Public links will appear on active listings.
Step 2) Access the [Links] section to add the new link
Once inside the land record scroll down to the [Links] section and press the “Add Link” button.
Step 3) Add either a Public/Private link with associated parameters
Note: Public links will display on any property listings below the property descriptions, while Private links are for personal use and will NOT display.
Enter the Title, Description, URL and Post Vars fields as needed for the new link.
Public Link Example: The following is a simple Public [Google Search] link and will produce an internet google search for entities in the state of “Arizona”.
Private Link Example: The following is a Private [County GIS Site Map] link and will access a GIS County Map for a specific parcel. This link provides information regarding the size, shape and location of the specific parcel as needed.
Step 4) Add Either Public or Private Link For Access
Once all appropriate link information has been added for either a Public or Private link press the blue Add button to generate the link.
Notice both types of links will be added and are active links which can be accessed from within the land record.
On your current Investment Dominator Selling Site, you may not be satisfied with the default order of listings displayed and may have a need to feature other listings appearing further down the list.
To change the order of how listings appear on your Selling site follow the steps below.
Step 1) Under ‘Customize> Website Settings – Selling’
Navigate to the ‘Customize>Website Settings – Selling‘ section:
Step 2) Scroll Down To The ‘Property Listings’ Section
Scroll down to the ‘Property Listings‘ section:
Step 3) Arrange The Listing Order
Select the specific listings you want to move either up or down in order based on the listings display.
Under the ‘Display Order‘ column select either the ‘Move Up‘ or ‘Move Down‘ options for the specific listing you want to either move up or move down, (one position at a time).
NOTE: As soon as you select either the ‘Move Up‘ arrow or ‘Move Down‘ arrow associated with a specific listing, the system immediately causes that listing to be re-positioned in the order display.
Step 4) Save the changes
NOTE: Simply pressing the ‘Move Up‘ arrow or ‘Move Down‘ arrow and seeing the listing change position in the Admin Console will NOT be sufficient to update the listing order on your Selling site. You must first save the changes.
To save the new listing order scroll to the bottom of the page and press the blue ‘Update Site‘ button.
Step 5) View The Changes On Your Selling Site
In order to see any Listing Order changes, select the ‘Websites>Selling Site‘ option from the menu as shown:
In addition to the two built-in Buying Site themes that come with the Investment Dominator system, you can design and develop your own custom themes and even share those themes with other users.
To create a custom theme you need to know a little about HTML and CSS. If you are not familiar with what that is, you can easily hire HTML and CSS developers on sites like Fiverr.com or Upwork.com that can take a visual design that you have end code it using those web languages.
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Download this Sample Buying Site Theme template which contains all of the built-in merge fields to call in things like the Sell Your Land Form, or the Contact Us Form that we use in our default themes.
You can use these merge fields to pull in information or functions used in the Investment Dominator.
Use basic HTML and CSS to design your layout, then reference the merge fields as needed within your page structure.
Compress your theme files into a .zip folder then upload that folder under ‘Customize> Website Settings – Buying> Select Your Buying Site Theme‘ and click the ‘UPLOAD CUSTOM THEME‘ option.
NOTE: The filename of the .zip file you upload will be the name of the theme when it is uploaded and a screenshot of theme is automatically generated based on your index.html file.
Buying Site Merge Fields
Here is a list of merge fields you can reference in your custom theme files.
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You can set up to 3 company emails in the Investment Dominator system under the ‘Customize> Company Information‘ screen.
The ‘Company Email‘ field is the default email address that a user can set for the company. The system sends notifications to this email address when someone fills out the forms on the ‘Sell Your Land‘, ‘Sell Your House‘ or ‘Contact Us‘ pages of your ‘Buying Site‘.
This email address is also used as the ‘From/ Reply’email address in the notification email that is sent out to the owners when they submit the ‘Sell Your Land’ or ‘Sell Your House‘ forms IF they include their email address (optional) in the form submission.
Offer Email (Optional)
The ‘Offer Email‘ address is printed by default on the P.S. line of your Offer Cover Letters.
NOTE: If you do not configure a unique ‘Offer Email‘ address then the system will just use your ‘Company Email‘ address instead.
Selling Site Email (Optional)
When someone fills out the Property Interest Form on a Property Listing posted on your Selling Site the ‘Selling Site Email‘ address is sent a notification about the inquiry.
NOTE: If you do not configure a unique ‘Selling Site Email” address then the system will just use your ‘Company Email‘ address instead.
In this two-part video tutorial we explain how to customize the look of your built-in websites using both the basic customization controls that are built into the Investment Dominator Admin Console under the ‘Customize> Website Settings – Buying‘ and ‘Customize> Website Settings – Selling’ areas as well as in part two, some advanced customizations you can make to your websites using CSS scripts.
NOTE: We do not recommend that you make CSS customizations to your websites and if you do, you do so at your own risk. If your websites become unresponsive or display an undesired look after you make your custom CSS modifications, you can remove your modifications from the ‘Customize> Website Settings> Website Header Tracking Code‘ area to reset the sites back to their default styles.
NOTE: In the 2nd part of this video we do not cover displays issues on mobile devices or tablets. You will need to make sure your CSS coder accounts for this and adds media queries to the style script that will adjust the look based on the screen size. Reference: https://www.w3schools.com/css/css_rwd_mediaqueries.asp
If you’ve created Custom Statuses in the system then chances are you would also like to re-order your status such that they make sense in your new customized Deal Flow.
By default, new statuses will display at the bottom of the Status selection list. But you can change the order of your statuses (both default and custom) under the ‘Customize> Custom Stages and Statuses> Sort Status’ screen.
Simply click and drag the statuses around on the preview screen to change the order they should appear in your lists.
Then click the blue ‘Save‘ button to save your changes.
You can change both the Selling Site Banner as well as the Text that is layered on top of the banner.
Go to ‘Customize> Website Settings – Selling‘
Under the ‘Selling Site Banner Text‘ field enter in the text that you would like to layer on top of the banner image.
Under the ‘Upload Selling Site Banner‘ section you can click the ‘Choose File‘ option to upload a custom image from your computer to use as the banner image.
Once you have uploaded the new image, use the ‘Crop Your Photo‘ tool to click and drag an area around your image then click the blue ‘Confirm‘ button at the bottom of the screen to crop it to the correct size.
Don’t forget to click the blue ‘Update Site‘ button to save your changes.
You can customize both the Banner background images as well as the Banner Text that display on your Buying Site.
How To Customize Your Default Buying Site Banner and Banner Text
Go to ‘Customize> Website Settings – Buying‘
Under the ‘Buying Site Banner Text‘ field you can change the text that appears on your default Homepage, Contact Us Page as well as the Custom Pages that you create for your Buying Site.
Under the ‘Upload Buying Site Banner‘ option you can upload a new background image that will display in the banner section of your Homepage, Contact Us Page, as well as the Custom Pages that you create for your Buying Site.
How To Customize Your Default ‘Sell Your Land’ Page Banner and Banner Text
Go to ‘Customize> Website Settings – Buying‘
Under the ‘Buying Site (Sell Your Land) Banner Text ‘ field you can change the text that appears on your default ‘Sell Your Land’ page of your Buying Site.
Under the ‘Upload Buying Site (Sell Your Land) Banner‘ option you can upload a new background image that will display in the banner section of your default ‘Sell Your Land‘ page of your Buying Site.
How To Customize Your Default ‘Sell Your House’ Page Banner and Banner Text
Go to ‘Customize> Website Settings – Buying‘
Under the ‘Buying Site (Sell Your House) Banner Text‘ field you can change the text that appears on your default ‘Sell Your Land’ page of your Buying Site.
Under the ‘Buying Site (Sell Your House) Banner‘ option you can upload a new background image that will display in the banner section of your default ‘Sell Your Land‘ page of your Buying Site.
Once you have made your adjustments, remember to click the blue ‘Update Site‘ button at the bottom of the ‘Customize‘ page to save your changes.
We don’t recommend that you change any of our built-in document templates as these have been tested and tweaked over thousands of successful deals. For this reason, we only give you the option to create your own custom documents instead of editing our built-in templates. However, if you would like to test out variations of the letter for yourself, in this article we will discuss how you can create a new Custom Document that uses our content as a base and then add your own customizations to that.
At this time don’t have a “Margins” option available in the system when creating a custom document, however, you can use the Table or Div option to create a container for your content and then adjust the dimensions of the Table or Div accordingly. Continue reading “Setting Margins On Custom Documents”