Sorry to be late to the party – just seeing this. The theme is styled to work with IDX Broker search results (you can see the CSS included in the stylesheet) and with AgentPress listings.
In the theme demo, we show off the AgentPress listings search widget as a standard free plugin option to work with the theme.
If you want to use an IDX search widget it does require additional styles. Because those styles are customized on a per-user basis (both for the IDX, and the specific search fields an agent wants), it was not feasible to provide all of those potential variations in the stylesheet. We weren’t originally planning to offer the “search bar” solution for $99, but after customers gave us the feedback they wanted that assistance, we made that option available. For the $99 you get a hand-coded solution specific to your site. For folks not familiar with CSS or not wanting to bother, it’s an inexpensive solution for an integral component of a real-estate site.
@aetherdesign, the basic thing you’ll need to do to style a vertically based form into a horizontal layout is use apply a
float: left to each field (or preferably a wrapping div) in the search form and then apply a
display: inline-block to the entire form.