Registration (Forced Registration) Settings

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Showcase IDX offers the ability to set up a customized "forced registration" system on your site to help you generate more leads by introducing a sign-up form that will display at your choosing.

In prompting your website visitors to sign up on your website, they will be entered into the system under your Lead Dashboard, which allows you to make contact with them, see their search activity, offer insights, and send them searches.  They will also have access to their own search history, save searches, etc. under their own account dashboard, which looks like this.

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This can be found in your IDX Control panel, under the Settings tab > REGISTRATION

Video Tutorial

You can also find a video tutorial of these instructions.

Registration Settings

When configuring Registration settings, you will be choosing when a sign-up form will pop up on your website for users. If you have Admin-level permissions on your account, you can make adjustments to these settings. 

Just as every homebuyer is different, there isn't a one-size-fits-all equation for success in choosing these settings, so you may want to do A/B testing to see what works best for your target demographic. 

What Does the Registration Lock Look Like?

The registration lock, as mentioned, will simply be the sign-up form as shown below.

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Listing Detail Page Views

While we don’t typically recommend putting a restriction on listings, you're empowered to choose that as an option, if you'd like.  Toggling this to the left will turn it "off." 

Toggling this to the right, to the "on" position will allow you to block users from seeing listing detail pages until they have registered for your site.  In toggling on, you will also choose the Soft Prompt or Hard Prompt option and the number of views required for this registration setting to be triggered.Screen_Shot_2022-04-20_at_2.17.01_PM.png

Soft Prompt Option

The Soft Registration prompt will allow you to set a limit of Listing Detail page views before a sign-up form pops up on your site.  This setting allows users to forgo registration by clicking the "x" in the upper right corner to exit the signup form and continue viewing listings. You can set this to prompt once or every certain number of listing views.

Hard Prompt Option

The Hard Registration prompt is similar to the soft prompt, however, users will be required to sign up in order to view more listings. They cannot close the popup.

Number of Listing Views

Once you've toggled the feature on and chosen the Soft or Hard option, you will also need to choose how many listing page views are required before the sign-up form pops up.

Our PREMIUM PLAN users will have access to additional registration prompts:


Search Results Lock (Premium Feature)

The Search Results Lock forces registration after a certain number of searches have been performed. This means when a user goes to your default search page, that will count towards this lock.  If they change the criteria, that will count as their second search, and so on. If they leave the default search page and come back, that would be another search result view.  This setting is a hard prompt.

It is not recommended to set this to 0 as it will lock out your search entirely for non-registered users.

Premium Listing Content (Premium Feature)

Showcase IDX offers a lot of Premium Listing Content, such as population insights and commuting insights.  More details about the Premium Listing Content can be found here.  You can lock this information behind a registration wall, giving users even more incentive to register for your site.

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Sign Up Form (Premium Feature)

Premium plan users have the ability to customize their sign-up forms with just three settings.

Social Sign Up / Login Options

This option allows you to turn off the Facebook and Google sign up and login options on the sign-up form and the sign in form. This setting is toggled on by default. 

Recommendation - If you already have leads on your account that may have registered with Facebook or Google, we suggest leaving this setting on. Turning it off could prevent your returning leads from accessing their accounts

Sign Up Header Text

The sign-up form has a header that you can customize! Simply type in your desired text and save your changes!

Sign Up Value Text

The value text is a short blurb that demonstrates the value that a lead gets when creating an account on your website. It's easy to customize this text by typing in what you'd like in the available box

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Want to revert back to the default text? Simply remove your custom text and save the settings.