Web site widgets are a great way to put condensed information in a small but visible footprint on your website. But other than sad looking interest rate calculators or news/listings feed widgets, there hasn’t been much to choose from that are suitable for CRE sites. Luckily, ReisReports puts an end to that by releasing several widgets as part of their site re-vamp. Choices include a national trends by use, vacancy rates (up to 3 cities) and top/bottom 10 national metropolitan rankings widgets. Best of all, the data comes from ReisReports’ highly regarded sources.
How easy are these to install? After you make your selections and supply some info, including the URL you’ll be placing the widgets, you copy the generated code and place it in the HTML of a website page. Or, you can find the code in the email sent to confirm your widget installation.
For bloggers, paste the code on the TEXT tab of your page or post. And these look like they’ll fit perfectly in a side bar if you want them to appear on every page or post that uses the same template. To do that, add a text widget in WordPress (Appearance–> Widgets) then paste the supplied code in the text box.
If you’re familiar with HTML you may be able to tweak the sizing a bit. And, these use iFrames, which people either love or hate for various reasons. But they should render correctly in most browsers.
Take a look at the widgets in action, below. And check out ReisReports new design by signing up for their free trial. ReisReports provides market data in major markets including vacancy and rental rates, comparables and CAP rates all in an easy to use interface.
UPDATE: ReisReports wanted to point out the the widgets contain quarterly data. Subscriber reports are updated each month or weekly depending on the report.
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