Home Value

Description

Home Value provides your website visitors the ability to get accurate home price valuations of their applicable property(s). The plugin also features address autocomplete searches powered by Google for easy and accurate address information. Upon selection of the chosen address the user is prompted with a screen to enter their basic information via a web form in exchange for a free property value available on the next screen after a successful form submission. You get leads, they get free valuations.

Introducing in 2.13: Zapier Integration
You can now integrate this plugin with Zapier webhooks to post this data into virtually any CRM out there. Check out the configuration instructions below to set it up!

Check out our new plugin Sold Alerts to add even more Free lead capture functionality to your website.

Screenshots

  • Address Autocomplete
  • Property Found & Lead Capture
  • Home Valuation Delivered!
  • Home Value Settings Screen

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Network administrators can use the Network Settings > 8b Home Value screen to configure the plugin. Single installations have the settings available under the “8b Home Value” menu item.
  4. From the main settings screen, check the “Generate or retrieve key” checkbox & then click save settings. This will generate your home value license key as well as a working Google Places API Key applicable to your website only.
  5. Navigate to the E-Mail settings tab and enter in your desired email address to receive email notifications upon users completing your home evaluation form.
  6. Finally place the [8b_home_value] shortcode on a page where you’d like the home value form to display and you’re ready to start getting leads!

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Network administrators can use the Network Settings > 8b Home Value screen to configure the plugin. Single installations have the settings available under the “8b Home Value” menu item.
  4. From the main settings screen, check the “Generate or retrieve key” checkbox & then click save settings. This will generate your home value license key as well as a working Google Places API Key applicable to your website only.
  5. Navigate to the E-Mail settings tab and enter in your desired email address to receive email notifications upon users completing your home evaluation form.
  6. Finally place the [8b_home_value] shortcode on a page where you’d like the home value form to display and you’re ready to start getting leads!
How many home valuations do I get for free?

You get 10 free valuations per month absolutely free. That number resets automatically every month.

What if I want more valuations than provided for free?
  1. We offer premium upgrades that allow you to purchase additional values in bulk at rates much cheaper than the industry average starting at just $35.
  2. From your 8b Home Value settings panel simply look for the Get More Valuations button and click it to view the current options available.
  3. Upon checking out you will download and install the premium plugin and refresh your valuation status to view your additional valuations available.
  4. Renewal and enterprise discounts are also available at Homevalueplugin.com.
How do I get my own Google Places API Key?
  1. Go to Google Developer’s Console and login with your existing Google account or create a new one.
  2. Choose ‘Create a New Project’. This project will be for your Home Value plugin only.
  3. Click Library from the left navigation menu in Google Console and click the More link under Google Maps APIs.
  4. Click on Google Places API Web Service and then click the Enable button at the top of the page.
  5. Click on Credentials from the left navigation menu.
  6. Click Create Credentials->API key
  7. Copy the API key to the 8b Home Value Settings in your WordPress Admin panel and you are done creating your Google API Key.
Does this plugin work outside of the United States?

It currently only works in the United States.

How do I use Zapier to integrate Home Value with my CRM?
  1. Create a free account on Zapier.com if you donít already have one.
  2. Create a Zap
  3. Choose Webhooks by Zapier as the trigger app.
  4. Choose Catch Hook as the trigger.
  5. Leave Pick off a Child Key blank, click Continue.
  6. Copy the provided Webhook URL into your Home Value Settings screen in the Webhooks box and check the Test Webhooks checkbox and Save.
  7. Now return to Zapier and click the OK, I did this button to confirm the Webhook test.

You have now successfully configured Zapier Webhooks with our Home Value Plugin and can proceed to setting up your action step which will allow you to connect to your CRM of choice and map the data in there in real-time.

Reviews

Home Value Plugin

This is a great plugin. I had a little trouble and so used the contact form for 8b and got very quick and helpful response! I highly recommend this plugin!

Amazing – on EVERY level

How in the world could I possibly be the first person to review this amazing plugin? As a real estate broker who wants to be able to reach out to as many potential clients to offer my services for consideration – and as a geek – I am always looking for new and better ways to reach out to folks. This plugin does exactly what it claims and allows visitors to my site to quickly and easily get a down and dirty estimate of value. Is it right on the money? Not likely, but then, neither is Zillows Zestimate or other tools. However, it at least starts the conversation and puts the info right out there for the visitors to my site. Integration is ridiculously easy. I did have an issue with my site. Apparently the theme I use was reacting to the presence of the plugin by making the body of my content transparent – which is not good – but also not an issue with the plugin itself. Despite this fact, the support folks for this plug in bent over backwards to get things going. I don’t want to over promise on their behalf, but even if they end up only giving you 50% of the amazing support they gave me, you are going to still end up with about 99% more than you have gotten with ANY other plugin.

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Contributors & Developers

“Home Value” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

2.13 20170911

  • New: Add webhooks option. The new lead data is sent to any specified webhook URLs.

2.12 20170911

  • Fix: Local places API key is always used now.

2.11 20170907

  • Google Places API key is now automatically included.

2.10 20170902

  • Update common codebase with Sold Alerts plugin.

2.9 20170831

  • New: Allow shortcodes in the e-mail sender e-mail and name.
  • Fix: Show values properly. Read the file from disk, as it should.

2.8 20170822

  • Rework admin menu in order to allow for more texts to be translated and replaced.

2.7 20170421

  • Fix: Load PHPmailer class directly, instead of using wp_mail and, therefore, asking nicely. Fixes not being able to receive e-mails for some users.

2.6 20170405

  • Fix: Better handling of status updates in the admin.
  • Code: Rename api info text files.

2.5 20170315

  • Fix: Export function correctly generates csv file after API update.

2.4 20170313

  • Fix: Refresh valuation status upon entering a new API key.

2.3 20170310

  • New: Add system info tab for debugging purposes.
  • Fix: Use wp_remote_get function call to communicate with API server instead of file_get_contents, which is disabled on some web hosts.
  • Code: Lots of separation of generic functions. See the vendor directory.

2.2 20170307

  • New: Two new views for customizing the Lead post content, including support for shortcodes: lead_content_address and lead_content_no_address.
  • New: If no Google API key is present when creating a Home Value API key, one will be retrieved automatically.
  • E-mail shortcodes now have 8b_home_value prefix.

2.1 20170222

  • Fix: Save Google API key on single installs.
  • Fix: Test buttons now work on single installs.

2.0 20170216

  • Moved to own Home Valuation API server.

1.0 20170117

  • First Version of Home Value Plugin