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.:
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:

Monday, August 15, 2016

New listing syndication partnership with UK Portal, Zoopla

We're extremely excited to announce a new partnership formed with major UK property portal, Zoopla.  

The well known UK portal boasts with 40 million world wide visits each month to their portal.  This comprehensive property website provides thousands of property listings listed from around the world combined with market data and information.

We created a partnership with them whereby all Entegral clients, listing on our Office Management System will have the option to send their for sale stock to Zoopla via our Online Marketing Module or Listing Syndication Service.  

1. Zoopla Professional Advertising Packages

These packages offer listings on Zoopla branded under Entegral’s MyProperty brand. All leads are screened and forwarded to the relevant agent. You can activate/deactivate any for sale listing within the package limits at any time.

Listings include all property photos, exact map location if selected and key property details. Click here for an example of live listings.

Fees for South African real estate agents: 

5 Listings - R99/month
20 Listing - R599/month
50 Listings - R1299/month
100 Listings - R1999/month

*prices exclude VAT

Fees for Namibian real estate agents:

5 Listings - N$99/month
20 Listing - N$499/month
50 Listings - N$1199/month
100 Listings - N$1899/month

Fees for estate agents from other countries: 

5 Listings - $9/month
20 Listing - $59/month
50 Listings - $129/month
100 Listings - $199/month

*Only for sale listings are allowed for non-UK agencies

2.  Zoopla agency branded advertising packages

For agencies looking to showcase listings on Zoopla under their own company name, logo and telephone numbers, we offer a custom agency branded package. Leads are sent directly to the agent, with no pre-screening done by our Helpdesk. You need to commit to a minimum 6 month contract.

As part of your agency branded package, you will get access to Zoopla Pro to access listing statistics and promote properties on Zoopla property search.

Branded advertising: South Africa 

100 Listings: R999 setup fee, R2499/month 
(custom pricing available for 100+ listings)

Branded advertising: Namibia

100 Listings: N$999 setup fee, N$2399/month 
(custom pricing available for 100+ listings)

Branded advertising: Other countries

100 listings: $99 setup fee, $249/month
(custom pricing available for 100+ listings)

Sign up now and advertise free during August

Estate agents wanting to test the waters first may sign up for this service from tomorrow 15 August and advertise on Zoopla free of charge for the remainder of the month. 

MyProperty branded advertising options work on a month-to-month basis and can be cancelled at any time.

To make use of this free advertising opportunity, please send an email to or give us a call for more information.

Monday, July 18, 2016

#OMS_QuickTips: OMS Briefcase, your contacts and the SMS function

If you have a hot new property that you would like to notify a buyer about as quickly as possible then Entegral’s SMS Briefcase is just the tool to do so.

After you have captured your listing on the OMS and your website has been updated, you can go ahead and notify your potential buyers about the listing via SMS. The SMS function is not just handy when notifying buyers about a new property, you can also use it to let them know about an upcoming show day.

From the OMS dashboard you can choose the buyers you would like to notify about the new listing under the Contacts tab, select your buyers which you want to notify of the new listing or show day and send them to your briefcase.

After selecting the buyers in your database that you wish to target, go to the OMS Briefcase to compile your invitation to view the new property listing.

Your chosen contacts will receive your SMS, and in no time you will have a new batch of buyers that will want to see your listing.

We recommend using the SMS/Briefcase functionality because it's such a cost-effective method of communicating to your contact list.  At only R0,36 excl VAT per SMS, you can spread the message far and wide!

Find out more about setting up and sending an SMS in the OMS 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sold listings will now remain on your website longer

Our developers have now made it possible for your sold listings to appear on your Flex responsive website as well as the MyProperty website for 6 weeks after it was marked as sold on your OMS listing dashboard.

Sold listings will appear on Property24 for 2 weeks and Private Property for 30 Days

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

New OMS feature: Teams

You can now setup teams in the OMS.
The teams function is optional and can be used to market property listings under multiple agents on selected portals.

Portals currently enabled for teams are:

  • Property24
  • Private Property
We are working to enable teams on Flex websites and other portals (where supported).

How to setup teams for your office:
  • Log in to the OMS and go to Setup / My Office / Office Members;
  • Click on the new 'teams' tab;
  • Click on 'new team';
  • Enter a team name e.g. 'John and Sandy' and press save. Note the team name won't appear on any external websites, it is for internal OMS use only;
  • Now add the team members;

How to link teams on listings;
  • Open up a property listing with the mandate view selected;
  • Under the listing/rental/auction agent you will notice a new 'Listing Team' field;
  • Simply select the team you want to link to this listing and press save;
  • The listing will update to external portals, with the team agent shown as agents on the portal;
  • Note you still have to select the individual listing agent on your mandate, this agent will be used and linked on portals that doesn't support teams or where you have not linked a team;