Thursday, July 19, 2018

New realtime currency conversion for Flex websites

We now convert property prices to popular currencies on Flex websites using the latest exchange rates available:



There is no cost to clients and the feature will also be brought into our next generation Flex Template Language websites soon.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Developer API updates: MyProperty reference lookup URL, Private Property sync, Flow living


MyProperty lookup

If you use the Sync API you can link your listings with your own reference number on the new MyProperty website as follows:
https://www.myproperty.co.za/?webref=your-reference

Should there be an enquiry on a listing, the email will also contain your internal reference number and link to the website.


Private Property listing flush

If you are implementing a new Sync listing syndication API project, and have existing listings from a previous system on a portal, you usually request the portal to remove listings and then bulk update everything through the Sync API. The exception was Property24 where you had to supply the existing Property24 ID in the portalListing ID object:

https://sync2.docs.apiary.io/#reference/listings/listing-collection/create-or-update-listing


You are now required to follow a similiar process for Private Property and insert the existing listing reference number in the ID field (they are no longer supporting bulk removal of listings).


New portal support, Flow Living
A new partner portal Flow Living has been launched. Flow living supports rental listings only and is free to list.

To enable, save flowliving with enabled=1 through the Sync API and then simply include in your lising updates:
https://sync2.docs.apiary.io/#reference/setting/settings-collection/save-portal-credential
The portal is updated once a day.

Monday, July 9, 2018

New portal, Flowliving to boost your rental listings

A brand new portal, Flow Living, is now included as syndication portal for Entegral OMS, Base and Sync clients.

Flow Living is focused exclusively on rental listings and provided free of charge to Entegral clients. Flow uses its unique tech to send the best tenants to your property listings, resulting in more leads and viewings for your vacancies. To find our more about the new Flow rental portal click here.



Monday, July 2, 2018

Base interactive listing map tool

A new interactive listing mapping tool is now available to Base clients.
It allows you to apply filters and view your listings on in interactive map.
This is a great way to see where certain listings (e.g. sales, rentals or sold properties) are listed. You can also use the other filters, e.g. price range or filter listings for a specific agent. Map markers are colour coded and shows the exact location you've geocoded for the listing in Base:



To access, go to your listing dashboard and select the 'Interactive Map' tool.

The mapping tool is currently in beta mode in order for us to evaluate usage and associated costs.

Read more about Base Real Estate CRM here.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Base updates including files on property listings

Several updates have been made on Base including:

Add files and links including virtual tours to listings
You can now add public available files and links on listings. These files and links (including virtual tours, Youtube video links, Matterport 3D tours etc) can be integrated with your Flex website for your visitors to download or view. There is no limit on the number of files/links you can add on your listings. The photos tab has been renamed to 'Media'.



Days column on listing landing page
The number of days a listings is currently active is now displayed on the listings landing page:


News article gallery images order
You can now change the order of images in a news article's gallery with drag-and-drop mouse actions. News articles can be pulled through to your Flex website.


New Garden Cottage type: South Africa
A new property type, Garden Cottage, has been added for South African users. Note that not all portals support this type, so will pull through to the nearest type.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Base website news feature

There is now a website news feature available in Base, under the library icon.
This allows you to capture and segment public news for your website. To integrate into your Flex responsive real estate website, please contact the Entegral Helpdesk.


You can configure your own categories (under settings/customize) with a default 'General' category preloaded. You can for instance categorize your news as office news, market news, events, etc. for your visitors. Quite a nice feature is 'tags' which helps you further segment your news.

You can also add multiple photos to your article through a 'Gallery'. Great if you've done some type of event and want to post the photos.



To learn more about Base, click here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Base: listings & client matching facility

A new client-listing matching facility is now available in Base for all users. You can capture property requirements on contacts and find matching clients for your listings. This is a great way to keep track of what your clients are looking for and find matching clients on new listings.

Capturing client requirements & view matching listings

You can qualify clients by capturing their property requirements. Find a contact and go to the 'qualify' tab. Here you can add multiple requirements which includes property features, areas and short notes. A simple click on the 'view listing matches' button will reveal all current listings that match the client's criteria.




View matching clients

Once you have a few requirements from clients captured, you can go into the 'reports' tab of new or existing listings, and click on the 'matching clients' report. It will bring up a window where you can find all matching clients based on their requirements. You can also exclude certain features, e.g. number of baths to widen your match. The report will clearly indicate which requirements of the client was met (green checkmark) and not met (red cross) and what the minimum requirements area for the client: