AGENT SIGN-IN

The Agent Site is only accessible to registered agents. If you have not registered as a Dream Homes agent, you should click on Agent Registration Page link.

To sign in you must enter:

Sign-In Name: This is the name selected when you registered and is your unique name on dreamhomesmagazine.com. Many people select <first initial>+<last name>, e.g. Mary Smith's Sign-In-Name is "msmith". The Sign-In-Name can contain letters, numbers, and the underscore character. No other special characters or blanks can be used.

Password: This is the Password you entered when you registered or received via e-mail when your account was activated. Be sure you remember this Password and keep it secure. The Sign-In Name and Password ensure that no other agent updates the information on your account and your listings. You should change your Password from time to time.

ERROR MESSAGE: Invalid login! Please try again

If you receive this message when trying to sign in consider the following:

1.You must have successfully completed the Registration Form. If you do not complete the total registration process, your Sign-In-Name and Password will not have been saved. You will need to return to the Registration Form and complete the registration process.

2. If you know you have successfully registered, try to sign in again. Be sure that you clear out both fields and then enter your Sign-In Name and Password correctly (password is case-sensitive).

3. If you are unable to successfully sign in with your Sign-In-Name and Password, you can request a new password by clicking on the Forgot your password? link available on the Agent Sign in page.

ERROR MESSAGE: Your session has expired. Please sign-in again

Our website, as well as many others, requires storing cookies on your hard drive to save login information. Your login information is needed to access and update your listings. If you do not enable cookies you are not able to navigate after the login to any application. The web application will bring you right back to the login, because it will check if a valid cookie exists and if the login information is correct.

There are two possibilities where you could enable cookies on your computer. This could be either in your web browser or a security related program like Symantec's or McAfee's Internet Security.

To enable cookies in Internet Explorer
1. Go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy
2. Move the slider to Medium.
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To enable cookies in a security program please go to that applicationís help and look for "enable cookies" or contact the manufacturer. Due to the fact that we do not use these programs on our computers we do not know how to configure them.


PASSWORD ASSISTANCE

Forgot your password?

If you were unable to successfully sign in with your Sign-In-Name and Password, you can request a new password. Enter your Sign-in name and the e-mail address you gave to dreamhomesmagazine.com. when you registered, so we can automatically e-mail you a new password.

If you don't remember your Sign-in Name and e-mail address, fill out the fields with your Name and a valid e-mail address and hit GO. A new box will open. Please, provide your First Name, Last Name, Company/office information and an e-mail address, so that our Business Office can process your request.


REGISTRATION FORM

The Registration Form is used by an agent to open an account with dreamhomesmagazine.com. It is filled out only once by the agent. The form contains general business information for the agent.

First Name: Enter the First Name that you want on your business account (this can be different from what is shown to the public on the Website). Once the account is set up, you cannot change First Name electronically (for security reasons).

Examples
First Name: John
First Name: Emily and George

Last Name: Enter the Last Name that you want on your business account (this can be different from what is shown to the public on the Website). Once the account is setup, you cannot change the Last Name electronically (for security reasons).

Business Phone: Enter the phone number that you can be reached at by staff at dreamhomesmagazine.com. (You will be able to enter phone numbers for the public later.)

E-mail: Enter the e-mail address that you can be reached at by staff and the public, e.g., franksmith@EmeraldRealty.com.

Assistant name and e-mail: These are not required fields. However, by completing the assistant' name and e-mail, any administrative e-mail sent by the Dream Homes staff will be copied to the assistant. (Note: only the agent's e-mail address will be displayed on the agent's listings and profile.)

Sign-In Name: The Sign-In Name is your unique name on dreamhomesmagazine.com. When you register, you can choose whatever name you like. Enter something that is easy to remember; many people select <first initial> <last name>, e.g. fsmith, mlogan. The Sign-In-Name cannot contain any blanks or other special characters.

Once you have registered, the Sign-In Name cannot be changed because your unique Sign-In Name is part of the way your account is uniquely identified and protected.
(Note: Your selected Sign-In-Name may have already been selected by another agent, e.g., Mary Smith may have to select "MarySmith" because there may be another "msmith")

Password: When you register, you can choose whatever Password you like. Enter something that is easy to remember; however, we recommend that you pick a Password that is at least 4 characters and contains at least 1 number; e.g., BLGG9, A1XX. You can change your Password at any time. Protect your Password to ensure that all changes to your account are authorized by you.
(Note: Password is case-sensitive so be careful if you use capital letters.)

Re-type Password: You are asked to enter the Password a second time to ensure that the password entered is the one you wanted.

Company: Select the appropriate Company from the drop-down box. The Company will be the name of the corporate entity you work for.
(Note: If your company and/or office is not on the drop-down box, select Company = "TEMP" so that you can proceed with registration.)

Office: Once you select the Company (above) you will be presented with Office names entered for your company.

LINKS

CONTINUE WITH REGISTRATION – If you have completed this form to your satisfaction, you should click this link to proceed.


REGISTRATION FORM

Note: If billing address is the same as company, check the box:
"Check to use the above address as your billing address"

If not, please provide the following:

Billing Address: The following information pertains to your business mailing address where account and billing information can be mailed to you. Usually, most correspondence for your electronic services will be via e-mail. However, from time to time, something may need to be mailed to you.

Street Address (Line 1): Enter the first line of your mailing address; e.g. 101 First Ave, P.O. Box 903.

Street Address (Line 2) (optional): Enter the second line of your mailing address.

Apt./Suite Number (optional): Enter the apartment or suite number, e.g. Suite G, Unit 44, of your mailing address.

City: Enter the city of your mailing address.

State: Enter the state of your mailing address.

Zip Code: Enter the Zip Code of your mailing address.

Country: Select the appropriate Country from the drop-down box.

LINKS

SUBMIT INFO – If you have completed this form to your satisfaction, you should click this link to proceed.


REGISTRATION TEMP OFFICE

If your company and office were not on the drop-down list on the Registration Form page, you can request Dream Homes staff to add them just by filling the required fields:

Company name: Enter the complete name of your company.

Office name: Enter the office name where you work (if company and office are the same, you don't need to fill out this field).

Company/Office Street address, City, State, Zip Code, Country, Phone, Fax: Enter the company's address; or in case you wish to add an office, provide the office information instead.

Billing Address: The following information pertains to your business mailing address where account and billing information can be mailed to you. Usually, most correspondence for your electronic services will be via e-mail. However, from time to time, something may need to be mailed to you.

Street Address (Line 1): Enter the first line of your mailing address; e.g. 101 First Ave, P.O. Box 903.

Street Address (Line 2) (optional): Enter the second line of your mailing address.

Apt./Suite Number (optional): Enter the apartment or suite number, e.g. Suite G, Unit 44, of your mailing address.

City: Enter the city of your mailing address.

State: Enter the state of your mailing address.

Zip Code: Enter the Zip Code of your mailing address.

Country: Select the appropriate Country from the drop-down box.

Note: If billing address is the same as company, check the box:
"Check to use the above address as your billing address"

LINKS

SUBMIT INFO – If you have completed this form to your satisfaction, you should click this link to proceed.


AGENT CONSENT

It is important for you to review the information you entered on the Registration Form. Once you complete your registration, your First Name, Last Name, Sign-In Name, and Company and Office cannot be changed without the assistance of the Dream Homes business office. This precaution is necessary for protecting your data on the Website.

Now you should review the Agent Agreement for use of dreamhomesmagazine.com. This agreement mainly outlines the responsibility of the agent to provide accurate and timely data on the Website and to honor the privacy and security of sellers and other agents' data as well as your own data.

Use of dreamhomesmagazine.com as an agent means that you agree to the terms of this agreement. Failure to comply with the terms may result in barring you from using the Website.
If at any time, you do not agree with the terms and you are currently registered as an agent, please notify the business office at businessoffice@dreampublications.com immediately to terminate your account.

LINKS

AGENT REGISTRATION FORM – Click if you wish to return to the Registration Form to change any of your information.

AGENT AGREEMENT– Click to view the Agreement.

AGREE – Click if you have read the Agreement carefully and agree to abide by its terms.

DISAGREE – Click if you are not ready to complete your Registration today.


AGENT REGISTRATION

Your request for Registration has been forwarded to the business office. Once they have reviewed your request (if they have any questions, they will contact you via the e-mail address you entered), they will change the status of your account from TEMP (temporary) to ACTIVE.

You can now enter all of your agent information as well as listings. However, buyers will NOT be able to see the information you have entered (until your status has been changed to ACTIVE).

In order to have your account changed to ACTIVE, all you account information should be completed and you must have at least 1 (one) completed listing FOR SALE.

Welcome to dreamhomesmagazine.com!


AGENT TOOLS PAGE

The Agent Tools Page is the control center for agents. From this page, you add and maintain listings; you may update the Agent Profile, Business Account, and Password. In addition, you can view and print your listings in a variety of ways.

Warning Messages:

Your account status is “Temp": This message informs you that you can add and maintain all of your information. However, until your account has been activated by the Dream Homes business office, your information is not visible on the Buyer Site.

Warning! Your account has 4 incomplete current listings: This is a reminder that you have incomplete listings. Incomplete listings are not visible on the Buyer Site. As soon as all “required” information is entered, the listing will be immediately available on the Buyer Site.

Listing Inventory: This section contains links for adding and maintaining all listing information.

Open Houses : This section contains links for adding and maintaining all Open House Information.

Agent Information: This section contains links for adding and updating all agent information.

Agent materials: This section contains links for emailing your listings to buyers and sellers and for checking all the Open Houses and new listings on dreamhomesmagazine.com.

Client Materials: This section contains links for producing various reports for clients (does not contain any private information).

Miscellaneous: This section contains links to the agent agreement, frequently asked questions that can help you with topics of your interest, and tips in preparing your photos.


WEB MARKETING

This page gives you the opportunity to promote your listings in different ways:

Listing URL: you can copy the listing URL to your own site or any other site you wish. By clicking on this link, buyers will be directed to your listing on dreamhomesmagazine.com..

E-mail listing to seller: you can email the listing to the seller to notify that his or her home is online on dreamhomesmagazine.com. You can also add additional information to the email if you wish.

E-mail listing to buyer: you can email the listing to potential buyers and also add additional information to the email if you wish.


ADVERTISING COORDINATOR TOOLS PAGE

An (AC) Advertising Coordinator Account has been set up for you. This account is typically set up for Real Estate Companies/ Offices which advertise multiple properties for multiple agents on one page in Dream Homes Magazines. An AC account works the same way as an Agent account; however, no Agent Profile is available and the AC account does not show up on Agent lists to the Buyer (although the account does show in the Company/ Office lists on the Web Site).

Note: if an agent from your Company/ Office advertises full-page ads, a separate Agent Account could be set up for this Agent.

The Advertising Coordinator Tools Page is the control center for your account. From this page, you can add and maintain listings, set open houses, and view and print your listings in a variety of ways. In addition, you can update your Business Account and Password.

Warning Messages:

Warning! Your account has 4 incomplete current listings: This is a reminder that you have incomplete listings. Incomplete listings are not visible on the Buyer Site. As soon as all ìrequiredî information is entered, the listing will be immediately available on the Buyer Site.

Listing Inventory: This section contains links for adding and maintaining all listing information..

Coordinator Information: This section contains links for adding and updating all published business information.

Coordinator materials: This section contains links for adding Open Houses and for checking the new listings.

Miscellaneous: This section contains links to the agent agreement, frequently asked questions that can help you with topics of your interest, and tips in preparing your photos.


ADD/UPDATE LISTING HELP

This form is used to Add/Update Listings. It is comprised of a main section - "Required Info" - and four separate tabs: "Additional Info", "Additional Photos", "Open Houses", and "For Lease Information"

In the upper-right corner of the Add/Update listing form you will see a question mark: "?". Select this image to toggle on/off the Help tips for each field in the form. When you mouse over a field, you will see a brief help message appear relating to that field. If you are having trouble creating or updating your listing, these tips should be able to assist you. If you wish to turn these help tips off, simply select the "?" image again.

Each field and each of the four tabs are discussed in more detail below.

You may add listings to dreamhomesmagazine.com easily and simply by filling in all the required info. Required fields are shown with an asterisk, *. “Required” means required for publication.

Note: You will not be able to edit the address of any listing added by Dream Homes staff. All other information can be edited. You will be able to edit address information for listings you add yourself.

Warning Messages:

Your account already has a For Sale listing with this address: Web # nnnnnnn, Price $nnnnn (if available), added mm/dd/yy. Check the addresses carefully before re-entering.
This message will appear if you try to add a listing with the same address of an existing listing.

IMPORTANT! dreamhomesmagazine.com is committed to providing complete and accurate information to potential buyers. Listings will not be shown to buyers until they are complete; this includes - price, a photograph, and a description. The Agent Site will carry incomplete listings with the expectation that you will complete the missing information at a later date.

SAVING YOUR LISTING

When you are finished adding or editing the listing information, select the "Save" button at the bottom of the form. If there are any errors in the listing information you entered, the field will be marked in red. Once any errors are corrected, you must select the "Save" button again to record your updates. Once you are finished adding or editing the listing information, you may select the "Preview" button to preview your home brochure, or the "Back to Listing Inventory" button to return to your listing inventory.

If there are any errors in the information entered, the field containing the error will be highlighted in red with an exclamation point "!" next to the field. If you mouse over the exclamation point, you will see the reason for the error. You will need to correct the error, and select "Save" again to record your updates. Note: If there is an error in the listing information, the listing will NOT be saved.

REQUIRED INFO

Web Number: The Dream Homes web number will automatically be assigned for your listing.

Status: Select the status of the listing you are adding: For Sale or For Lease. If the property is available both for sale and for lease, two separate listings must be created. When you update an existing listing, you will not be able to change the status.

Property Type: Select the property type of the listing you are adding: Homes, Townhouse/Condos, Land/Acreage, or Non-Residential. 

Country*: Defaults to "US". If the listing has an international address, select the country from the drop-down box.

Street Number : Fill in street number of the property, e.g., 2342.  Only enter the street number in this field.

Street Name*: Fill in the street name of the property, e.g. W Wabash Blvd.

Street Address (Line 2): Use this field, if you need more space to write the address. (Usually, this field is not used)

Apt./Suite/Lot#: This field will be printed after Street Address separated by a comma. You fill in this field exactly as you want it displayed, e.g., “34,” “Suite 555,” “Unit B,” “Apt. 1002.”

City*: Fill in the United States Postal Service (USPS) approved City for this listing. As you are entering the city, a drop-down menu will become available for you to select the property neighborhood/zip code match of the property.  On the Dream Homes site, the listing will appear under the city appearing in parentheses in the drop-down option.  Therefore, if you select “Los Angeles (Hollywood Hills), CA 90068” in the dropdown, the listing will appear in the “Hollywood Hills” homelist on the Dream Homes site.

Low Price*: Fill in the asking price for the listing.

High Price: Enter the High Variable Price if there is Variable or Range Pricing.

Address Publish/Do Not Publish: If the seller of the home has agreed to publish the street address of the listing in ads and other promotions, use the default Publish. Otherwise, select Do Not Publish from the drop-down box.. You, as the agent, will have access to the street address but the public will not (except during an Open House period).

Description*: Enter a description of the listing for display on the home brochure (max 1000 characters).

Brochure Format: Select the preferred brochure format for the listing:
Horizontal
Vertical

Choose according to the type of photographs you have available. If your feature photograph is horizontal (most common), choose the Horizontal format. If your feature photograph is vertical, choose the Vertical format.

Main Photo*: This is the photograph on the professional-looking brochures that are produced through printing the DreamHomes home brochure. Click Browse to upload your photograph. After you click this button, you should select the photograph (image JPEG file) that you have already prepared on your own computer.

Verify Address*: Once you have entered all of the listing info, select the “Verify Address” button to ensure accurate mapping of your listing's location.

When you select the "Verify Address" button, a window will pop up with a Google map of the address information you entered. A dialogue box showing the street address and city/zip info will also appear, with a "Confirm" button beneath it. If the address is mapped correctly, select this "Confirm" button.


If the address was not mapped correctly, select the "No Match" button, and double-check the address information on the form. When either of these buttons are selected, the window will automatically close.

If Google maps finds more than one result for the address you entered, then more than one options will be available for you to select. Roll your mouse over the red icon of the correct location, and select "Confirm".

If you make any changes to the address information at any time, you must select "Verify Address" again to confirm the mapping accuracy. Listings with "No Match" selected will not have a map icon on the home brochures presented to buyers, so enter the address information accurately.

Additional Info Tab

The tab labeled "Additional Info" is used to input more detailed information regarding your listing to display on the home brochure.

Neighborhood: Use this field to assist the buyer in determining where the listing is located (the official Postal City and Zip often cover a broad area). Include the common local name for the neighborhood, e.g., Muirlands, Old Town, The Village, Fairbanks Ranch. This field appears on the home list presented to buyers as well as on the Brochure.

Virtual Tour URL: Input the web address of the virtual tour for the listing. The home brochure for this listing will include an external link to this virtual tour. If you enter information other than a valid URL, the virtual tour cannot be accessed. Example: www.myvirtualtour.com

Title: The Title is used on the Home Brochure.

Map Code: If a map service is commonly used in your area, you may include the information here, e.g., A53 H3.

MLS#: Enter the MLS number, if applicable. It will be displayed on various agent materials.

Currency: If the listing price is not quoted in U.S. dollars, select the currency from the drop-down box.

House Size: Fill in the area of the house if desired.

House Size Units : The default value is "feet", however, if the listing size is in meters, please select that from the drop-down box.

Lot Size: Fill in the area of the lot if desired.

Lot Size Units : The default value is "feet", however, if the listing size is in meters, please select that from the drop-down box.

Number of Bedrooms: Enter the number of bedrooms

Number of Bathrooms: Enter the number of bathrooms

Half Bathrooms: Enter the number of half-bathrooms

Expiration Date: Enter the expiration date of your listing. You will be able to update it at any time; however if no changes are made, the listing will be changed to EXPIRED on the selected date.

Additional Photos Tab

The tab labeled "Additional Photos " is used to input more photographs of the property to display on the home brochure.

The quality of your photographs is extremely important. Appealing photographs will help market your listing to the Buyer. You will need digital photographs in the JPEG format, prepared in the size shown for each photograph.
See TIPS IN PREPARING PHOTOS

See EXAMPLE IN PREPARING A LISTING PHOTO

You will upload the photographs in a very similar manner to adding attachments to e-mails. If you are updating an exising listing, rolling over the small photos with your mouse will expand the image for a clearer picture.

BROWSE: Click on this button for each photograph you wish to upload. After you click this button, you should select the photograph (image JPEG file) that you have already prepared on your own computer. Click BROWSE for each photograph you are uploading to dreamhomesmagazine.com.

Thumbnail*: This is a small photograph that will be shown to Buyers on the homelist pages. This photograph will be the first look the Buyer will have, so be sure the photograph captures the best of the listing.

Additional Photos: You can upload up to seven Additional Photos. These will be visible on the home brochure beneath the Main photo. You will need digital photographs in the JPEG format. The photographs can be no larger than 640 x 400 pixels @ 72 dpi.

Photographer: Sometimes, you will need to attribute the photography to a professional photographer. On the Home Brochure, the words “Photography by” will be displayed followed by the name you enter in the field.

NOTE: Your photos may be resized to meet site specifications.
If your uploaded photo did not meet the photo size requirements, it may be automatically modified. No further action is necessary. However, if you would like to resize the photo yourself, please see Tips in Preparing Photos

Open Houses Tab

The tab labeled "Open Houses" is used to schedule open house information for your listings.

Note: OPEN Houses will be displayed on dreamhomesmagazine.com, no more than 7 days prior to the first date scheduled on your listing.

To create a new open house announcement, select the "Add Open House" button. If you are editing an existing, future Open House, you may do so directly in the fields displayed.

Open Date: To select the date of your open house, either edit the date directly, or select the small calendar icon, and click the date of your open house.

Open Time: Enter the time of your open house. If the open house is By Appointment only, select the By Appt? box. If this box is checked, you will not need to enter an Open Time.

Showing Agent: If the showing agent for the Open House differs from the listing agent, enter the showing agent name here. If the showing agent is the same as the listing agent, leave this field blank.

Showing Agent Phone: Enter the phone number of the showing agent if different from the listing agent.

Open House Description : Enter a brief description of the Open House to appear on the Open House homelist, not to exceed 225 characters. If the Open House Description is left blank, it will default to the first 225 characters of your Feature Description.

Once you have finished entering the Open House information (and you are done updating your listing), click "Save".

To update an existing open house, you can edit the fields directly and select "Save". To delete a scheduled open house, select the Delete check box and select "Save".

Warning Messages:

ERROR MESSAGE:
Scheduling date must be a future date no more than 60 days out.
Make sure the date you selected is a future date or is not more then 60 days from today's date.

ERROR MESSAGE:
You have already selected this listing for this <date>. Either UPDATE the schedule or enter a new date. Make sure the date you selected is not already in your list. Enter a new date or try it again.

ERROR MESSAGE:
Date entered is invalid. Please re-enter.
Make sure the date selected is correct. The date should be entered as the example in the box. Or you can pick the date from the calendar, just select the date and it will automatically enter in the date box.

ERROR MESSAGE:
The Time field is missing. Please re-enter.
Make sure you selected the time for every date in the box Time next to the date.

You can check your OPEN houses list in the Agent materials: My Open houses and also check all the open houses scheduled by other agents - Agent materials: All open houses

For Lease Information Tab

The tab labeled "For Lease Information" is used to enter additional information for listings with a status of "For Lease".

NOTE: You will only be able to edit this information if the listing is For Lease. Once a listing is completed, you will not be able to edit the status between "For Sale" and "For Lease". If a listing is both For Sale and For Lease, you must create two web numbers.

Security Deposit: The security deposit of the Rental. If none, leave blank

Term: The lease term - Monthly, Weekly, Daily, or Yearly

Tenant Pays: Other expenses the tenant is responsible for (water, power, etc.)

Date Available: The date the rental property is available for lease.

Parking: Please indicate if the lease listing provides private parking.

Smoking: Please indicate if the lease listing permits smoking.

Pets: Please indicate if the lease listing permits pets

Furnished: Please indicate if the lease listing is furnished.

Once you have finished completing the For Lease information, select "Save".

Auction Info Tab

The tab labeled "Auction Info " is used to input information for any upcoming auctions associated with the listing.

NOTE: You must enter an Auction Date, Auction Time, and Auction Location in order for your auction information to display on your listing. Adding documents to the listing is optional.

Auction Date: Edit the Auction Date directly, or use the small calendar icon to select

Auction Time: Enter the time your auction begins, including AM or PM

Auction Location: If the location is not at the listing address, please enter location here

DOCUMENTS

You can upload up to 30 documents for each listing. You will provide the document title and upload the PDF. Please do not upload a pdf larger than 5 MB. Once you load the document pdfs and enter the document title, click "Save" to save your changes. Please note that it may take several minutes for your changes to save, as we are uploading your document pdfs to our server.

When the document has been uploaded and saved, you will see an image indicator just to the right of the "Browse" button.

Document PDF: Please select "Browse" to search for a PDF to upload

Document Title: Please enter the document title, or select from the drop down menu

Delete: To delete a document from the listing, select "Yes" in the "Delete" dropdown.

LINKS

You will see one or more of the following:

Save – Click at any time when you'd like to save your entered information.

Preview - Click at any time to see the current state of your listing brochure.

Back to Listing Inventory – Click if you are done entering/updating info, and wish to return to your listing inventory. Be sure to SAVE the information prior to returning to your listing inventory.


Preview

This page gives you the opportunity to visualize your listing after inputting the listing information and photos.

If you just added a new listing and wish to make further changes on your new listing, return to the AGENT TOOLS PAGE. Select UPDATE LISTING INVENTORY, search for your new listing and repeat the instructions on UPDATE LISTING INFO.

 


UPDATE LISTING INVENTORY

update listing inventory page

This page gives you an overview of all your listings and it is the key page for maintaining your listing inventory. Once you have added a listing, you must come to this page to update your listings and to add Open Houses. It also enables you to produce customized reports of your listings. You are able to pick which listing types you are interested in and you may specify how the listings are sorted.
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Note: Because it may contain possibly confidential information, such as the street address of a listing, it is for the agent's exclusive use only.

change selection of listings or change sort

CHANGE SELECTION OF LISTINGS – This determines which listings are displayed. You may select one of the following:

For Sale (default selection)
For Lease
Leased
Sold/Expired
Inactive
All


CHANGE SORT – This determines the order in which the selected listings are displayed. Select one of the following:

Price Descending (default selection)
Price Ascending
Area/City
DH Web #
Date Active (date listing became completed and available to the public)
Scheduled Opens


listing actions navigation

UPDATE BROCHURE - You can make changes or update information and photosin the selected listing.

SCHEDULE OPEN - You can add date(s) for OPEN Houses in your listing. It will show in the Buyer Site.

CHANGE STATUS - You can update your listing status to Sold, Inactive, For Sale, and Expired or you can also Delete a listing.

The following information may also be displayed:

Incomplete - It notifies you if your listing is missing required information.

Listing Expiry - Indicates the date you set your listing to expires. On the specified Listing Expiry date, the listing status will automatically be changed to EXPIRED. You can change the listing expiry date by selecting Update Listing.

Date Added - Indicates the date you first created your listing, however it is still missing information and is show as INCOMPLETE.

Date Active - Indicates the date that the listing was first ACTIVE and displayed on the Buyer Site.

Last Update - Indicates the date that you last updated the listing. To maximize the impact of the listing, you need to frequently update your listings. (Note: FOR SALE listings which have not been updated for many months will be automatically EXPIRED).

Warning Messages:

This For Sale listing has not been updated recently.
If the listing has been Sold or Expired, please change the status.
If you do not make any changes to the listing, we will assume the listing is no longer For Sale and the status will be automatically changed to Expired

This message notifies you about your listings that haven't been updated lately. You should check the listing and make the appropriate update.

INCOMPLETE
Incomplete Listings older than 6 months will be automatically deleted.

This message notifies you about listings that are missing required information. You must complete all the required information for the listing to be available to buyers.

Listing Expiry
You have set this listing to expire very soon. If your contract has been extended, you should change the Expiry date. Otherwise, this listing will automatically be changed to EXPIRED on your specified date.

This message notifies you the listings that will be displayed in 2 weeks on the Website with an EXPIRED status.

LINKS

SEE HOME BROCHURE – Click to view the Home Brochure

ADD NEW LISTING – Click to add a new listing

 


CHANGE STATUS

In this page you will be able to make changes in your listing status. You can change it to:

SOLD - If the listing has been Sold

EXPIRED - If you no longer have the contract of the listing

INACTIVE - If the listing has expired but will be activated in the future; or if a signed listing is not yet active

FOR SALE - If the listing had an Expired or Inactive status and you would like to make it available on the Website

DELETE - If you no longer want to see it or update it (Note: Once you have deleted, the listing is gone!)

FOR LEASE - If the listing had a Leased or Expired status, and you would like to make it available on the Website

LEASED - If the listing had a For Lease status, and is no longer available.

Warning Messages:

Warning!
This listing cannot be deleted because it was added by Dream Homes staff. You may change this listing to INACTIVE. If this listing is SOLD, change to SOLD instead.
Listings added by the Dream Homes staff cannot be deleted by agents. If you have a questions, please contact the business office at businessoffice@dreampublications.com


SOLD

Changing the status of the listing will enable you to keep track of your SOLD listings. Also, Buyers will be able to access the listing, which will assist them in understanding the pricing of homes in their neighborhood. It will also promote the agent as an agent active in that neighborhood.

Selling Price: Enter the selling price.

Date of Sale
*: Enter the date of the sales contract (this is required information).

LINKS

CHANGE TO SOLD LISTING– Click when you have entered the information requested.


EXPIRED

Change the status to Expired if you no longer have the contract of the listing. Expired listings will still be displayed on the Website.

Note: listings with the Last Update date older than 8 months will automatically be changed to EXPIRED.

LINKS

CHANGE TO EXPIRED – Change the status to Expired.


INACTIVE

Change the status to Inactive if you expect to be marketing a listing but the effective date is in the future, use Inactive to allow you to enter all relevant information early. Then when the effective date is reached change the status to For Sale.

Note: Inactive listings are not presented on the Buyer Site

LINKS

CHANGE TO INACTIVE – Change the status to Inactive.


FOR SALE

Change the status to For Sale if the listing has an Inactive status and you want to make it active and available on the Website.

LINKS

CHANGE TO FOR SALE – Change the status to For Sale.


DELETE

You will probably not use this status very often. Usually, you will change the status of the listing to Sold or Inactive. If you delete a listing, all information is deleted and you will no longer be able to see or update this listing. You cannot change your mind – once you have deleted the listing, it is gone!

Warning Messages:
Warning!
If you DELETE this listing, it will be removed forever from your inventory. However, if you change the listing to INACTIVE, the listing information will be available for analysis but will not be shown to the buyer. If you change the listing to SOLD or EXPIRED, your listing will continue to be presented to the buyer.

LINKS

DELETE THIS LISTING – The listing will be deleted.


UPDATE AGENT PROFILE

If you complete the information on this form, you will be able to display and print a professionally designed
Profile for your clients. Also, any buyer may be able to obtain information about you.
In addition, if you provide a mini-portrait, it will be displayed on each of your listings' home brochures.

Published Name: The Published Name will be displayed on all buyer materials. Many agents have a promotional name that they wish to use, e.g., Team Blackford, Mary & Tanya Brown, etc. This name can be different than the name on your Business Account and can be changed at any time.
(Note: Until you update this data, the Website will use your First Name + Last Name.)

Published Phone 1: Enter a phone number that you wish to appear on the Website to buyers. To give agents maximum flexibility, you should type this data exactly as you wish it to appear on Home Brochures as well as your Agent Profile.

Examples:
(858) 456-1778
(619) 334 -7774 cell
(777) 456-0001 after 6 p.m.
(776) 334-0002 Ext. 121
Warning: 7783432222 If you enter the number like this, that's the way it will appear.

(Note: Until you update this data, the Website will use the business number that you entered when you registered.)


Published Phone 2: Enter a second phone number if you wish. The Published Phone 1 caveats apply here, as well.

E-mail: Enter an e-mail at which buyers can contact you. The Business Office will also use this address.

AGENT PHOTOS

The quality of your photographs is extremely important. Appealing photographs will make the Agent Profile a powerful marketing tool for you. You will need digital photographs in the JPEG format, prepared in the size shown for each photograph.


You will upload the photographs in a manner very similar to adding attachments to e-mails.

BROWSE – Click on this button for each photograph you wish to upload. After you click this button, you should select the photograph (image JPEG file) that you have already prepared on your own computer. Click BROWSE for each photograph you are uploading to dreamhomesmagazine.com.

Mini-Portrait Photo – This photograph will be used on the Home Brochures for your listings.

Feature Agent Photo – This is the feature photograph on the Agent Profile that is produced through dreamhomesmagazine.com.

Title – Enter the title line for the Feature Agent Photo

Description – Enter the descriptive information for the Feature Agent Photo

Middle Agent Photo – This is the middle photograph on the Agent Profile.

Middle Title – Enter the title line for the Middle Agent Photo.

Middle Description
– Enter the descriptive information for the Middle Agent Photo.

Lower Agent Photo – This is the lower photograph on the Agent Profile.

Lower Title – Enter the title line for the lower agent photo.

Description – Enter the descriptive information for the Lower Agent Photo.

LINKS

APPLY CHANGES – Click when you have completed the updating of information.


UPDATE PUBLISHED AC INFO

Advertising Coordinators info will only show in the listings' home brochure and Company/office's lists on the website.

Published Name: (Normally, this field will be blank since this is an office account.) The Published Name will be displayed on buyer materials. Thatís the name you wish to appear on the website. It can be a promotional name or a generic name, e.g., Team Blackford, Mary & Tanya Brown, etc. This name can be different than the name on your Business Account and can be changed at any time.
(Note: Until you update this data, this field will be blank)

Published Phone 1: Enter a phone number that you wish to appear on the Web site to buyers. To give agents maximum flexibility, you should type this data exactly as you wish it to appear on Home Brochures as well as your Agent Profile.

Examples:
(858) 456-1778
(619) 334 -7774 cell
(777) 456-0001 after 6 p.m.
(776) 334-0002 Ext. 121
Warning: 7783432222 If you enter the number like this, that's the way it will appear.

Published Phone 2: Enter a second phone number if you wish. The Published Phone 1 caveats apply here, as well.

E-mail: Enter an e-mail at which buyers can contact you or your office. The Dream Homes Business Office will also use this address.

PHOTO

Mini-Portrait Photo - This photograph will be used on the Listings' Home Brochures. It can be a photo from your office's team or any other generic photo you wish to use.

Note: The quality of the photograph is extremely important. You will need digital photographs in the JPEG format, prepared in the size shown for each photograph. For more discussion of Image (photograph) files click


You will upload the photographs in a manner very similar to adding attachments to e-mails.


BROWSE – Click on this button for each photograph you wish to upload. After you click this button, you should select the photograph (image JPEG file) that you have already prepared on your own computer. Click BROWSE for each photograph you are uploading to dreamhomesmagazine.com.

LINKS

APPLY CHANGES – Click when you have completed the updating of information.


UPDATE MY BUSINESS ACCOUNT

Use this form to update your business address and business phone number, as well as your assistant's name and e-mail address.

By completing the assistant's name and e-mail address fields, any administrative e-mail will be copied to the assistant.

If you are changing real estate companies or offices, please contact the business office at businessoffice@dreampublications.com

LINKS

RESET TO ORIGINAL – Click to reset. Use this if you mess up the data and wish to start over.

APPLY CHANGES – Click to update your business account.

PROCEED –This is your notification that your business account has been updated. Click to proceed to your next action.


UPDATE MY PASSWORD

The combination of your unique
Sign-In Name and your private Password is important for the protection of your data.

You are encouraged to change your
Password from time to time, particularly if you think someone else saw your password.

Pick something that is not obvious to others, but one that you can remember!
Most security experts recommend that a
Password contain both letters and numbers. This increases the complexity of the Password.

Current Password: Enter your current Password.

New Password: Enter your New Password.

Re-Type Password: Enter your New Password again. This ensures you entered what you intended.

LINKS

APPLY CHANGESClick to update your Password.

PROCEEDThis is your notification that your Password has been accepted. Click to proceed to your next action.


MY OPEN HOUSES

This page shows you the history of all your OPEN Houses scheduled through your Update Listing Inventory. This history will help you report to your clients as well as attract new clients.

Note: OPEN Houses will be displayed on dreamhomesmagazine.com, no more than 7 days prior to the first date scheduled on your listing.


LINKS

PRINTER FRIENDLY COPY Click to print out this report.


ALL CURRENT OPEN HOUSES

This page gives you a report with all the OPEN Houses scheduled by agents in the next 7 days.

It also enables you to produce customized reports. You are able to select the listings by company and you may specify how the listings are sorted.


CHANGE COMPANY: This determines which listings are selected. Select one of the following:

All Companies (default selection)
My Company
My Office


CHANGE SORT : This determines the order in which the selected listings are displayed. Select one of the following:

Area / City (default selection)
Price Descending
Price Ascending

LINKS

PRINTER FRIENDLY COPYClick to print out this report.


ALL NEW LISTINGS

This page gives you all the New Listings added by agents on dreamhomesmagazine.com.

Note: By default this page will show you the new listings added within the last 7 days. However, you can change this selection by choosing the number of days (from 1 to 61) you wish to see - "Show NEW listings from the last <number 1 to 61> days."

You can also produce customized reports by selecting the listings by company and specifying how you want the listings to be sorted.


CHANGE COMPANY: This determines which listings are selected. Select one of the following:

All Companies (default selection)
My Company
My Office


CHANGE SORT : This determines the order in which the selected listings are displayed. Select one of the following:

Area / City (default selection)
Price Descending
Price Ascending

LINKS

PRINTER FRIENDLY COPYClick to print out this report.


DREAM AGENT PROFILE

This is the Profile displayed on dreamhomesmagazine.com. Any buyer may be able to obtain information about you from it.

This Profile was created when you signed up. You can modify or update any photo or information on it at any time through your
Agent Tools - Agent Information - Update agent profile for agent brochure.

Note: This is the opportunity to market!!! Therefore, we encourage you to provide significant information about you as a professional to attract buyers.

LINKS

PRINTER FRIENDLY COPYClick to print out this report.


UNSUBSCRIBE FROM DREAHOMES AGENT EMAILS

You can unsubscribe from receiving certain Dreamhomes email notifications in the
Dreamhomes Emails link in the Agent Tools page.

To unsubscribe from any of these emails, uncheck the
Subscribe box next to the email you do not wish to receive. If you wish to unsubscribe from all of them, check the Unsubscribe box near the bottom of the page. Once you are finished, select Apply Changes


MAGAZINE RESOURCES (INCLUDING UPLOADER)

This page refers to submitting materials for the various magazines, and is entirely separate from our websites. When you access this page, you will have the option to select these links:

  • Magazine Materials Uploader: If you have purchased ad space in one of our publications, you can use this tool to send photos and other materials to our Production staff (see below for instructions)
  • Space Reservation: Click to access the Space Reservation form for one of our publications
  • Ad Formats: Click to view all of the ad formats available
  • Mega Ad Formats: Click to view the ad formats available for a Mega Dream Homes ad
  • Contact Us for Magazine Ads: Contains the contact information of the Dream Homes magazines sales staff
    Magazine Materials Uploader

    Please upload only GIF, JPG, PDF, TIFF, ZIP, MSWORD, EPS, PSD or STUFF files. Up to six photos at a time can be uploaded.


  1. From your Agent Tools, scroll down to near the bottom of the page and select the “Magazine Resources (including Uploader)” link
  2. Once you’ve accessed the Magazine Resources page, select the link “Magazine Materials uploader
  3. The form to upload your materials should appear.  Please enter the following information:
    • Publication: Please select the publication for which you are submitting materials
    • Issue: Enter the Issue number or month (if you are unsure, leave blank)
    • Attention: Enter the name of your Dream Homes contact (if unsure, leave blank)
    • Photo Credit: Enter the name of the photographer of the photo you are uploading
    • Photos: You can upload up to six photos at a time.  Please note that the more photos you upload, the more time it will take for the upload to complete.  Please list your photos in the order in which you would like them displayed on the ad (photo 1 would be the main photo, photo 2 would be the second photo, etc.)
    • Photo Description: Each photo has a description field for you to enter any specific info or requests regarding this photo; such as cropping, coloring, or positioning requests
    • General Notes: Enter any notes you have regarding your photos or ad to Dream Homes
  4. Once you have completed all the pertinent fields, select “Upload to DH”.
  5. When the upload is complete, you will receive the message “Upload Successful


AGENT AGREEMENT

This is the
Agent Agreement for use of dreamhomesmagazine.com. This agreement mainly outlines the responsibility of the agent to provide accurate and timely data on the Website and to honor the privacy and security of sellers and other agents' data as well as your own data.

Use of dreamhomesmagazine.com as an agent means that you agree to the terms of this agreement. Failure to comply with the terms may result in barring you from using the Website. If at any time, you do not agree with the terms and you are currently registered as an agent, please notify the business office at businessoffice@dreampublications.com immediately to terminate your account.


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What happens if I change companies or offices?
When will my TEMP account be activated?
When I print my Home Brochures and Dream Profile, web information is printed on the top and bottom of the page. Can I get rid of these lines?
When I receive Dream Homes email in Outlook Express I sometimes can not see the pictures?
After logging in to my account, any link I select takes me back to the Sign-in page with the message "Your session has expired. Please sign-in again." Why does this happen and what can I do in order to use the site?
When I try to add or update a listing, the form does not load, I only see a blue page. How can I update my listings?
I'm not sure what version of Internet Explorer I have, how do I find out?
I added a listing with all the required information, but none of the information saved and my listing shows as Incomplete?
My listing is incomplete even though I filled out all required fields?
How do I schedule an open house?
When I attempt to add photos I receive the error: image does not contain crop region. What did I do wrong?
I just uploaded photos and they came out pink, what did I do wrong?
Why is the top of my head cut off in my agent profile photo?
How do I create photos for my listings or profile?

What happens if I change companies or offices?

If you change companies or offices, a new account will have to be set up for you to reflect your new affiliation. You will need to work with the business office to determine how to handle your current listings. In some cases, the listing will remain with the old company and sometimes the listing will go with you to your new company.

When will my TEMP account be activated?

TEMP agents are activated when their company has been verified and added to the website. Having a TEMP account will not prevent you from adding listings. Any listings you add to your account will display to the public when your account is activated.

When I print my Home Brochures and Dream Profile, web information is printed on the top and bottom of the page. Can I get rid of these lines?

These lines are controlled by the browser on your PC and/or Mac. Unless you change your default settings in Internet Explorer, your printed Home Brochure and Dream Profile will show a web address at both the top and bottom of the page. To print a professional brochure or profile without a header or footer:

On your PC:
1. Go to File> Page Setup
2. In the field "Header" delete all text. Do the same for the field "Footer".
3. Select OK

On your Mac:
1. Go to File> Print Preview
2. Un-check the box marked Headers and Footers
3. Select Print

When I receive Dream Homes email in Outlook Express I sometimes can not see the pictures?

In Outlook Express, you need to change a desktop setting so you can always see the pictures without additional clicking.
1. Go to Tools> Options
2. Select the tab labeled "Security".
3. Un-check the box which says "Block images and other external content in HTML e-mail."

After logging in to my account, any link I select takes me back to the Sign-in page with the message "Your session has expired. Please sign-in again." Why does this happen and what can I do in order to use the site?

Our website, as well as many others, requires storing cookies on your hard drive to save login information. Your login information is needed to access and update your account. If you do not enable cookies you are not able to navigate after the login to any application. The web application will bring you right back to the login, because it will check if a valid cookie exists and if the login information is correct.

There are two possibilities where you could enable cookies on your computer. This could be either in your web browser or a security related program like Symantec's or McAfee's Internet Security.

To enable cookies in Internet Explorer
1. Go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy
2. Move the slider to Medium
3. Select OK



To enable cookies in a security program please go to that application's help and look for "enable cookies" or contact the manufacturer. Due to the fact that we do not use these programs on our computers we do not know how to configure them.



When I try to add or update a listing, the form does not load, I only see a blue page. How can I update my listings?

Some Internet Explorer 8 users have experienced difficulty loading the listing form. If you have IE8 and just see a blue screen when you try to add or update listings, click the "Compatibility View" button located next to the URL window on your browser. (Note: The page may take a little while to load as it is storing all of the listing information)



I'm not sure what version of Internet Explorer I have, how do I find out?

On your PC:
1. Go to Help > About Internet Explorer

On your Mac:
1. Go to Explorer > About Internet Explorer

I added a listing with all the required information, but none of the information saved and my listing shows as Incomplete?

When you are adding a new listing, it should notify you of any errors or missing information after you attempt to "SAVE" the form. if the errors are not corrected, none of the information entered will be saved. After clicking “SAVE” make sure there are no red error messages on the page. The most common problems that cause a listing to be incomplete are description is too long, photos are incorrect size, or the address has not been verified.


HINT: To save your progress, click on SAVE at anytime. Make sure that after the form is done “Saving Data” you see the green “Listing Saved Successfully” message in the bottom right.


My listing is incomplete even though I filled out all required fields?

All listings must have their address verified. After you have entered the listing address, make sure to click the button "Verify Address"  


If the address is mapped correctly, click the button “Confirm” on the map


  If the address is not mapped correctly or is not found click the button “No Match” below the map.


How do I schedule an open house?

To schedule your open houses, follow the steps below:  

  1. Login to your agent account
  2. Select "Update Listing Inventory"
  3. Select "SCHEDULE OPEN" for the listing which you want to schedule an open house



  4. Fill in the open information


    1. Click "Add Open House"
    2. Enter the date - you can also use the pop-up calendar to click on the day of the week
    3. Enter the time OR check the "By Appt" box (there are also optional fields for showing agent and showing agent phone, these should be used if someone else on your team will be showing the home, if left blank, your account contact info displays)
    4. Don’t forget to hit "Save" to save your changes

When I attempt to add photos I receive the error: image does not contain crop region. What did I do wrong?

This usually happens if the photo is very close to the site specifications, but not an exact match. For example, the photo you are adding may be 640x470, rather than 640x480. Try cropping the image or saving it as a ratio of 640x480(such as 800x600 or 1024x768)

I just uploaded photos and they came out pink, what did I do wrong?

This usually happens if the photo was saved at a high resolution, usually 300dpi. This can result for any image with a resolution higher than 72dpi. Try saving the image as a jpeg at 72dpi (resolution for web) and upload it again to the site.

Why is the top of my head cut off in my agent profile photo?

If your uploaded photo does not meet site specifications, the image is automatically corrected by the website. If an image is not the correct proportions, part of the image may be "sliced" off equally from top and bottom or left and right.

If you would like to resize the photo yourself, please see Tips in Preparing Photos or EXAMPLES USING IRFANVIEW below.

How do I create photos for my listings or profile?

You need to create digital photographs (images) to put on the Website. The easiest way is to use a digital camera. You may use slides or prints but you will need a way to scan them into your PC or Mac.

Common programs used to prepare digital photographs include iphoto, Photo Album, Paint Shop Pro, PhotoShop and IrfanView. Usually, digital cameras come with software.

Format: All photographs must be uploaded in JPEG format.

DPI: All images must be 72 dpi, which is the resolution of monitors. Higher dpi increases the file size and doesn’t add anything to quality.

Pixel dimensions: Each format of the Home Brochures and the Dream Profile specify the required pixel size of each photograph. For example, the horizontal large picture should have a width of 640 pixels and a height of 400 pixels. For a complete list of website pixel dimensions, refer to the table below.

Home Brochure Horizontal Layout
Home List Thumbnail  640 x 480 pixels
Feature Listing Photo  640 x 480 pixels
Additional Photos  640 x 480 pixels
Home Brochure Vertical Layout
Home List Thumbnail  640 x 480 pixels
Feature Listing Photo  380 x 470 pixels
Additional Photos  640 x 480 pixels
Dream Profile Standard Format
Mini-Portrait Photo  270 x 270 pixels
Feature Photo  260 x 260 pixels
Middle Photo  190 x 140 pixels
Lower Photo  190 x 140 pixels
Dream Profile Horizontal Format
Mini-Portrait Photo  270 x 270 pixels
Feature Photo  400 x 300 pixels
Middle Photo  190 x 140 pixels
Lower Photo  190 x 140 pixels
Dream Profile Vertical Format
Mini-Portrait Photo  270 x 270 pixels
Feature Photo  300 x 400 pixels
Middle Photo  190 x 140 pixels
Lower Photo  190 x 140 pixels

Note: If your uploaded photo does not meet site specifications, the image is automatically corrected by the website. If an image is not the correct proportions, part of the image may be "sliced" off equally from top and bottom or left and right. To avoid automatic cropping of important parts of your listing and profile photos, use an image editing software to crop your photos before uploading them to the website.


EXAMPLES USING IRFANVIEW

We have prepared the following tutorial using IrfanView software. (Of course, you may use any software you wish; however, our tutorial will show you exactly the steps you need to follow using the IrfanView software.)

Photos for the Agent Profile and listings need to have certain pixel dimensions. The challenge is to change the digital photograph you have to the dimensions needed by dreamhomesmagazine.com. Our tutorial has two examples-- one using an Agent photo and one using a listing photo.

The first thing you will need to do is to download the IrfanView software to your PC.

IrfanView Download

  • Download.com - http://www.download.com

    Your image is the wrong size, but when you resize it, it becomes warped. The image must be resized proportionally. If your image is in a vertical format, it may be necessary to crop(or cut out) an area to avoid the “squished look”.

    INCORRECT
    CORRECT
    Original image
    373pixels x 480pixels
    Resized to
    150 pixels x 150 pixels
    Cropped and Resized to
    150 pixels x 150 pixels

    There are other people or things in the background that you want removed from the photo. Again, you will need to crop(cut out) an area from the original image.

    Original image
    410 pixels x 480 pixels
    Cropped and Resized to
    150 pixels x 150 pixels


    EXAMPLE 1 - PREPARING FEATURE AGENT PHOTO

    Open IrfanView Software
    (Click here for download information)

    Open file
    Go to the File menu and select Open.

    Browse your computer until you find the image you want to edit. Select the file and click Open.

    Note: It may be necessary to select All files from Files of type to find the image you are looking for.


    Cropping Images
    Once the file is open, click on the image and the cursor will be replaced with crosshairs (+) Click and drag to select an area - the area you have selected will be marked with a grey border.

    NOTE: The dimensions of your selection are displayed in the title bar of your document
    In this example, the selection is 360 pixels by 360 pixels

    If you would like to adjust the size of your selection, you can click and drag at the corner of the grey border until your selection is the size that you want. Move your cursor to the edge of the grey border and you will see an arrow ( or ) you can then drag the border to the size that you want.

    Once you have selected the area you would like to crop, go to the Edit menu and select Crop selection.

    Your image is now cropped to the selected area.
    You can either resize or save the image now.


    Resizing images
    Open the file you wish to resize. (see open file above)

    Go to the Image menu and select Resize/Resample.

    Set new size
    Select width and height in pixels.
    If Preserve aspect ratio is checked, you will only need to change the size for width or height, and both will change proportionally.

    Preserve aspect ratio
    If you uncheck Preserve aspect ratio you will be able to manually resize both width and height, however your image may appear warped.

    DPI
    Since images on the web display at 72dpi, it is not necessary to save it at any higher of a resolution(dpi). Although your image will display successfully at higher dpi’s (ex. 150dpi, 300dpi) it will also cause the file size to be larger, possibly exceeding website restrictions.
    Input 72 dpi.

    Once you have made all your selections, click OK and you are ready to save your image.


    Saving your image
    Go to the File menu and select Save As.
    Select JPG- JPEG files from the “Save as type” drop down menu. Click Save.
    You have successfully cropped and resized your photo.


    Irfanview Help
    For further information, refer to the help provided by the IrfanView software. (Go to Help and select IrfanView Help or keyboard shortcut F1)


    EXAMPLE 2 - PREPARING FEATURE LISTING PHOTO (HORIZONTAL LAYOUT)

    Open IrfanView Software
    (Click here for download information)

    Open file
    Go to the File menu and select Open.

    Browse your computer until you find the image you want to edit. Select the file and click Open.

    Note: It may be necessary to select All files from Files of type to find the image you are looking for.


    Resizing images
    Once the file is open, go to the Image menu and select Resize/Resample.

    Note: Most likely the proportions of the your image are not the same as the site requirements.
    Resize the image to the closest size and then crop the excess. (Next section describes cropping images)

    Set new size
    Select width and height in pixels.
    If Preserve aspect ratio is checked, you will only need to change the size for width or height, and both will change proportionally.

    Preserve aspect ratio
    If you uncheck Preserve aspect ratio you will be able to manually resize both width and height, however your image may appear warped.

    DPI
    Since images on the web display at 72dpi, it is not necessary to save it at any higher of a resolution(dpi). Although your image will display successfully at higher dpi’s (ex. 150dpi, 300dpi) it will also cause the file size to be larger, possibly exceeding website restrictions.
    Input 72 dpi.

    Once you have made all your selections, click OK.
    You can either crop or save the image now.


    Cropping Images
    Open the file you wish to resize. (see open file above)

    Once the file is open, click on the image and the cursor will be replaced with crosshairs (+) Click and drag to select an area - the area you have selected will be marked with a grey border.

    NOTE: The dimensions of your selection are displayed in the title bar of your document
    In this example, the selection is 360 pixels by 360 pixels

    If you would like to adjust the size of your selection, you can click and drag at the corner of the grey border until your selection is the size that you want. Move your cursor to the edge of the grey border and you will see an arrow ( or ) you can then drag the border to the size that you want.

    Once you have selected the area you would like to crop, go to the Edit menu and select Crop selection.

    Your image is now cropped to the selected area.
    You are ready to save your image.


    Saving your image
    Go to the File menu and select Save As.
    Select JPG- JPEG files from the “Save as type” drop down menu. Click Save.
    You have successfully cropped and resized your photo.


    Irfanview Help
    For further information, refer to the help provided by the IrfanView software. (Go to Help and select IrfanView Help or keyboard shortcut F1)

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