Posted on 5/2/2022 by Angie Schnell

Welcome to the new!

new, improved, & better than ever.

Spring Cleaning season is upon us, and things are no different here at Island Realty! You've probably noticed that things have changed a little bit on our website, and we can't wait to show you all of the new updates!
Take a look around and explore, we know you'll love it just as much as we do!

Instead of scrolling all the way down to the page each time to find a specific property, we've created an easier way! Right at the top of the page, you'll see a magnifying glass and "FInd Property." When you click there, you'll find a directory of all of our properties! Scroll through, or start typing the property you're looking for. As you type, the list will be refined, letting you find the property you're looking for even easier!


Do you have an idea of when you want to visit, or how many bedrooms you'll need, but not the specifics? There's now an easy way to figure out what's available! At the top of the page, click "Availability Calendar." This will take you to an availability calendar for all of our properties! Refine your search by putting in some dates, or how many bedrooms you need, and view all of our availability at one time! Once you select dates, you'll even be able to pull a quote for a specific property!


We've refined the search bar on our home page to be even more helpful! Here you can start your search based on a certain area, arrival and departure dates, number of bedrooms, and even your "Must Have"s like Pet-Friendly and Oceanfront!


Once you've selected your search criteria, the results page looks a little different! Along with the list of properties, you'll also see a map (highlighted in this image with a yellow box.) On this map, you'll be able to click on a pin to see what properties are where! This will give you a better idea of the area a property is in, without having to go into each property's unique page!


You'll notice that individual property pages look different, too! At the top of the page, you're now able to jump to the section you're looking for, like the availability calendar, amenities, and reviews!

Pictures are now at the forefront of the property's page, allowing you to fully explore the home or condo!

Scroll down past the photos, and you'll find a button to view the Matterport Virtual Tour, share the property's page, and view the basics about the property at a glance.

Next, you'll find the property's availability calendar for the current and the following month. To look at further availability, click and drag to skim forward in the calendar. You'll also now see how many other guests are looking at the same property!
Next, you'll see all of the amenities that the property offers! This is where you'll be able to see things like washer/dryer availability and community perks like pools, tennis courts, and more!
Something exciting has been added to the "Reviews" section! Now instead of waiting for an email after your stay, you'll be able to submit a review of the property right on its page! (Reviews subject to approval before posting)
Have you ever had questions about a property, but don't have the time to call? Or maybe you've stayed at this property before, but want to ask about a specific concern? Now you can submit questions on the property's page! Your question will be answered by a member of our team, and then posted so that everyone can benefit from the information!
On the right side of the page (noted here in the yellow square,) be sure to scroll down past the availability calendar and see new exciting features! You can now be reminded to book the property at a later time, sign up for price change alerts, sign up to be notified if a cancellation occurs for your selected dates, or request more information!
Okay, you've selected your property and now you're ready to book! If you're vacationing with more than one party, there's a new "Split Cost" calculator, so you can easily figure out how much each party will be paying!
On the booking page, you can now select Add-Ons to complete your stay! Right now we're offering our Island Realty stickers that will be in your Welcome Packet once you check-in, but stay tuned for more Add-On options!

Now jump in!

We hope you love this new site as much as we do! If you have any questions or need help finding your next vacation, you can always give our team of vacation planners a call or contact us, we'd love to chat!

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