Friday, December 2, 2016

New OMS Integrations: link to 3rd party apps/services including Showday, Rentbay and Trovit


Our new Sync and OMS API Platforms launched makes it possible to build customized real estate solutions by providing an interface to our OMS management system and Sync portal syndication platforms.


Following the release of the OMS API, a number of companies have already completed or started integrations to the OMS and we are now publishing an OMS Integrations page, where these systems that seamlessly integrate with the OMS, are featured.

We are launching with 3 integrations from Showday, Trovit and TPN Rentbay. Visit http://www.entegral.net/oms/integrations for more information and check back soon for more integrations to popular apps. We welcome any external companies/developers to start integration with us using our open OMS API RESTful web service.



The OMS Integrations compliments our Sync Portal Syndication platform and provides the most comprehensive marketing tools for South African and Namibian estate agents.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

New API platforms for OMS and Sync launched

We are pleased to announce the official launch of Entegral's OMS and Sync API (Application Programming Interface) real estate platforms for software developers.

Every business is unique, and chances are there is no single solution out there that will do everything you want. To solve this, Entegral is opening up its platforms to allow for the easy update or extraction of real estate data, including listings and contacts. It even allows to interface with major property portals or Entegral's Flex real estate websites. The API's are exposed under the industry standard RESTful software architecture for distributed systems, and also exposes sandbox test environments.

We are releasing two API's: http://www.entegral.net/api/, here is an overview:



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This is perfect if you have your own listing management system, and want to publish your listings to all the major property portals. The Sync API simplifies this by allowing one input listing record that is automatically mapped and sent to all the property portals. It provides lightning fast updates, returns status codes and external reference numbers from portals. The Sync API can also be used to push data to our responsive real estate website product, called Flex.  The Sync API has already been integrated into a number of external management systems, while Entegral's own OMS, also uses the same platform for listing syndication.





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Entegral's OMS (Office Management System) provides online listing and contacts management for estate agencies, that is further complimented by a document library, calendars, reports and referral system. The OMS API allows data entry or export from the OMS to external systems. This is also a perfect solution if you want to develop your own custom website with your own developers:




Both API's in a continuous development cycle, and will be extended based on user requirements, so please be sure to talk to us, should you have any specific requirements.







Friday, November 11, 2016

Use Matterport 3D or other virtual tour systems in the OMS

Did you know, you can link any virtual tour to your properties on the Entegral OMS System?

With our Office Management System (OMS) you can easily load a virtual tour, including a 3D virtual tour from Matterport (www.matterport.com), in a few easy steps. These virtual tours are then integrated onto your listings and showcased on your fully responsive Entegral FLEX real estate website.
Screenshot of a Flex powered website listing with a virtual tour

There is no limit on the number of files and links you can save on your properties, and if you are concerned about the safety your files you can be assured that with our industry first cloud infrastructure and security measures that your files are not just safe but also extremely durable.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to add external videos, virtual tours and links on any of your listings






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.