Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Showcase your sold property listings on your Flex Website

Many of our clients have asked about this feature in the past because to some this does have some marketing value.

Real Estate agents often ask us to have all their sold property listings showcase on their website to show the general public that they are indeed specialists in the industry, know their areas well and have the expertise to sell a property on behalf of a real estate owner.

With our Flex responsive real estate website, clients will now be able to create pages dedicated to showcasing their sold stock to the public, like a brag page almost.

When an estate agent has sold a listing, the status of the listings can be changed in the OMS to Sold (Registered).

Change the status of your Sold listing by Opening the Mandate in the OMS -> Status ->Sold Registered -> Save Changes 

Order an additional page for your Flex Real Estate Website to showcase all your Sold listings individually.  By ordering a custom menu for your Flex website at only R199 excl VAT you can add the link "What we've sold" or "Our Success" - you can really name it anything that you want to - and display these listings on your website for the public to view.

Sold listings will automatically display as live listings on your website for a period of 6 weeks, thereafter they will automatically be removed from your website.  You will still be able to find your listings under the sold stock in the OMS.

If you're interested in having this feature, send our support team a message and we'll add this feature to you Flex Website

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Show more search options with your Flex Real Estate Website

Due to numerous requests we've amended the search functionality on our responsive real estate website product, Flex.

Entegral clients that already have their own Flex website will now have the option to either keep their search functionality with less search options at first glance or they can change the way their search functionality displays and have more search options available immediately.

Originally, as on www.protearealestate.co.za,  the search functionality was designed to display as follow:

Visitors can search by selecting the status, entering the area or reference number and do a quick search.

The "Options" link enables clients to open a more advanced search function with more search options such as price minimum and maximum, property type, number of bedrooms and bathrooms:

This advanced search option can now be show by default should you wish to change the way your search displays once your site has been opened by your website visitor.

The search will stay constant on all pages namely your results and details pages.

If you wish to change the way your search option displays, send our support team an email (support@entegral.net) and we'll amend your Flex Site accordingly.

*This options excludes the Canvas Theme

Monday, October 3, 2016

Why Tweeting your property listings with Twitter Cards is a great idea

There are so many great free social media platforms for us to use and if utilised to its maximum potential you'll see great results from your efforts.

One of the great features that's not frequently used by real estate agents or perhaps isn't general public knowledge, is a feature from Twitter called Twitter Cards.

What is a Twitter Card?

Basically, a Twitter card is a tweet generated from your website, that contains a photo (or video) along with your tweet. "It is designed to give the reader a rich photo experience, and clicking on the image brings the user to your website", according to www.twitter.com 

Why you should add Twitter Cards to your website

By adding this feature to your Flex website you'll gain better visibility on Twitter, increase the traffic to your website, your tweets will surely look more attractive, your brand image will get promoted and you'll be able to increase your business' followers.

Here is an example of an Entegral Client whom activated this feature on her real estate business' website: 

Example of Twitter Card: Property Tweeted by Retha Van Zyl from Retha van Zyl Real Estate in Bloemfontein

How to set up Twitter Cards

Simply send our team an email (support@entegral.net) requesting this feature - we'll then do the necessary changes on your Flex Real Estate Website

You'll pay as little at R199 excl VAT once off to add this great free marketing tool to your website.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Namibian real estate agents can now advertise on Property24 Namibia with OMS

We're happy to announce that our Namibian clients making use of our Office Management System will now also be able to feed their property listings not only to MyProperty Namibia but also to Property24 Namibia.

Follow these steps if you are interested in advertising on Property24 from the OMS system: 

  • Send our support team (support@entegral.net) an email requesting the activation of the Property24 feed for Namibia. 
  • We'll then get in contact with Property24 Namibia on your behalf to do the necessary setup. 
  • Once activated on Entegral's side, simply tick the "Property24" tick box when listing a property. 
  • Your listing should display on the Property24 portal within one hour's time or less. 

Tick the Property24 tick box to send your Namibia listings to Property24 Namibia.

Example of how your listing will display on Property24 Namibia.

Costs for having this feed activated in your OMS account:
  • A once off setup fee of N$499 payable to Entegral Technologies will apply. 
  • Once the feed has been set up and is active, we'll charge a monthly support fee for this interface of N$99 per month.

Namibian clients can also promote their listings on the UK's #1 property portal, Zoopla.  Click to view full details of syndication to our UK partner portal.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Create the ultimate online property listing with Flex and the OMS

Creating high quality online property listings for your sellers is key in generating buyer leads, but is also a great marketing tool for people interested to list with you. Why create average listings when you can create state of the art property listings with the OMS and Flex.

Here is a great example where some of the key features of the OMS and Flex were used, including:
  • Over 50 photos (The OMS and Flex allows unlimited photos) with descriptions for each photo;
  • Interactive map with integrated driving directions (simply insert your address for directions);
  • Google Streetview split view with map;
  • Virtual tour or Youtube video integration (Entegral's 360 virtual tours are free in the OMS);
  • Teams (you can load listings as teams in the OMS);
  • Additional features (you can create additional fields in the OMS);
  • Social media links (setup individual social media links including skype button for agents);
  • EAAB PrivySeal integration that is easy to setup at no additional cost;

There are also great time saving features built into the OMS, like capturing a listing once, and have it published on your Flex website and all the leading property portals.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Configure social media links including PrivySeal in the OMS

You can now configure various online profiles for agents in the OMS, including Facebook, Twitter and the South African EAAB PrivySeal link. See the OMS online help for more info on the social link configuration.

The social links will be integrated with Flex office and personal websites by default this week.

How to capture your PrivySeal certificate information
The EAAB of South Africa implemented the PrivySeal consumer protection initiative. The OMS now accepts capturing agent PrivySeal information, which can be displayed on Flex powered real estate websites. We will also make the codes available to any external syndication portal that support this.

To add PrivySeal to your profile first get your PrivySeal link, e.g.: https://www.privyseal.com/za/john-doe/eaab-estate-agent/1c.
Go to your OMS profile.
Select PrivySeal from your online profiles, and paste the link in.

Now click on 'update'. Your username will be extracted. You can test your PrivySeal link by clicking on the 'test' link.

If all is OK press save.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Enable individual agents for Zoopla use, and set limits

A brand new Zoopla property syndication interface was launched that allows you to market your property listings to an international audience.

We have now enabled functionality to allow activation of individual users to select property listings for Zoopla. You can also set listing limits. On property listings, users will see how many listings they can still activate for Zoopla:

The admin section allows easy customization of individual user access levels and now includes the Zoopla options: