After logging into your Chime CRM account, you can start building your website through what is called the CMS (Content Management System). You will want to do this ASAP in order to avoid delays with connecting MLS(s) to your Chime IDX website.
To get started, make sure you are logged into your Chime account and click on the CMS icon on the top menu:
This will take you to the website setup process for your Team Website where you will then do the following:
*IMPORTANT: Please note that all of the information submitted via this form can be edited at a later point if needed. It is important to finalize these steps as soon as possible in order to avoid delays in getting your website live.
(1) Select your MLS(s)
Search for your MLS by typing in the name of the MLS in the field at the left:
If you are a member of multiple MLSs, search all of them and add them to the list. They will all display here:
Next, you will click on each individual MLS and follow the instructions on the right side of the screen for each individual MLS before clicking on the blue "Next" button. The instructions will vary by MLS but will ask you to download paperwork (PDFs) that you will need to complete and send in to <email@example.com> as well as fields that you will want to complete directly during this process. Once again, make sure you do this for all of the MLSs that you want to connect to your Team Website before continuing.
When you have completed all of the steps on the right side of the screen for each of the MLSs you have listed, click on the blue "Next" button:
(2) Select Site Style
You can choose the template you like from the four template options available. If you decide you want to use another template later, you can change it easily in the CMS settings.
Click on the blue "Next" button when you are ready to proceed to the final step of the website creation process:
(3) Choose Your Domain
Here you can select the domain you plan on using for your Chime IDX website. Chime will build your website on a "____________.chime.me" domain initially and then our Support Team will work with you later to point it so that it is your own once your site is ready to be client-facing.
If you plan on using your own domain (e.g. www.abcrealestate.com) then click on the second radio button and then enter your domain there:
Please do not forget to click the “Save” button after filling in your information:
The framework of your website is now finished! You will now need to use the CMS to edit your website content, upload images, etc. The most important part, however, is to watch for any email communication from our MLS/Support Team providing you with next steps to get the MLS integrated if there are any. Be sure to respond back to any emails from the MLS or Support Teams as quickly as possible to avoid any delays.
If you have not already participated in a training on how to set up the basics on your Team Website, you can find tools to get started HERE.
More information on how to build out the individual sections of your website can be found HERE.
If you have any questions regarding this topic or any others, please reach out to our Support Team via email at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or by phone at 1 (855) 981-7557.