Monday, May 8, 2017

New landlord contact type on listings

We've added landlord as contact type to new and existing property listings on the OMS:


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

#OMS_QuickTip : Email Phishing Safety

While we take every step to ensure your email safety, it does occasionally happen that spam emails do slip through.


Firstly it is important to know the key characteristics of phishing emails:

The email asks for your personal information - In a phishing email, the ultimate goal is to obtain your personal information, such as your bank account numbers, credit card numbers, passwords, and more. They do this by crafting their messages to instill a sense of urgency to take action immediately. No matter how convincing or official an email message might look, it’s important to remember that if it asks for your personal information, this is a sign that the email could very well be fake, and should be ignored.

Check for inconsistencies in the links - Phishing emails will usually try to convince you to click on links in their message, so they can take you to their own custom page and have you voluntarily divulge your personal information. Before clicking on any link, hover over the link with your mouse cursor to see where it goes. If the email is supposedly from, say, amazon.com, but hovering over a link gives you a different address, this a sign that the email could very well be fake, and should be ignored.

When in doubt, verify with the sender directly - If the email passes the tests above but you still feel uncomfortable about it, go with your instincts. Contact the sender directly through a different channel (for example, by calling them directly) and ask if the email is legitimate.

Once a message has been discovered it is important for you to check the email’s message headers for the Return Path. If it is not from a sender you traditionally deal with please contact our support desk to blacklist the entire domain. If it is a major provider (@gmail.com, @yahoo.com, etc.) it is better to only blacklist the email address, you can do this from webmail or also contact our support desk for assistance.

After you have edited the blacklist, please mark the message as spam (in webmail and Outlook) and then delete.

To blacklist addresses please follow the steps provided:


Premium Mail Spam Settings

Thursday, April 20, 2017

#OMS_QuickTip - Showcasing your sold property listings


If you have an Entegral Flex responsive website you can showcase all your sold property listings - this will not only help your online credibility it will also hold some marketing value for you.



Showcasing your sold property in the areas you operate in will promote you as an area specialist and will also bolster your reputation as an expert in the property industry.


You can create a page that is dedicated to showcasing your sold stock on your Flex website and whenever an estate agent has sold a property, the status of the listing can be changed in the OMS to ‘Sold (Registered)’

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.


Order an additional page for your Flex Real Estate Website to showcase all your Sold listings individually by contacting our Support Team

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New Tivvit interface for OMS and Sync



Entegral clients are now able to feed to more portals thanks to a new partnership with Tivvit. The new portals are available to OMS and Sync clients. There is a R249 activation fee payable to Entegral for the Tivvit setup and its affiliated websites. The monthly support fee is covered in your Sync costs that you already pay to paid portals like Property24, Private Property, Zoopla, IOL Property etc.

Please follow this help link to get Tivvit activated for your office. You will need to sign a contract with them which includes a monthly fee to feed to their portals.

Once set up, listings can be sent to Tivvit via the normal online marketing page on property listings as illustrated below. You will get a status indicator and link to the property once live.



Your property listings will then be activated on the Tivvit website:





Note: To avoid duplication, we only feed to the portals like Tivvit.com and Cyberprop.com not covered by Entegral's existing interfaces.

Entegral offers property syndication to a wide range of property and other portals, visit our Sync page here for more info. We also offer an open API should you want to do integrations with your existing systems.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

#OMS_QuickTip - Custom banners on property brochures

Did you know you can add optional custom banner text on your property brochures in the OMS?



Simply enter a short custom phrase such “Sold by us!” or “Price Reduced” into the text box and it will be placed on your selected brochure. This functionality can also be implemented on custom brochures!



                           

On custom brochures the banner can be placed over photos or anywhere else, including a custom background colour


On standard brochures this will be placed over photos as per examples above

Remember that we can also design a custom property brochure for you - simply contact us today for a quote!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Find listings by external property portal ref numbers quickly in the OMS

You can now easily find property listings in the OMS by simply entering the external property portal reference number in the OMS quick search area, as illustrated below. Here we entered the IOL Property reference number and it found the corresponding OMS listing:


You can search popular portals like Property24, Private Property, IOL Property and MyProperty through the quick search.

The external property portal reference numbers are also imported and displayed on your individual property listing, with a hyperlink to open it on the external portal:


To get a global overview of the status of your listings on external portals, you can also visit your office's listing dashboard:



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

#OMS_QuickTip: Adding teams

The Office Management System (OMS) allows you to market listings under multiple agents as a team on Property24, Private Property and your Flex powered responsive website.


Follow this easy how-to guide on setting up a new team on your OMS dashboard:

How to set up 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 the property listing by entering the reference number on the dashboard or opening the listing via the Quick Search view; 
  • 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 new team as agents for the listings on the portal; 
  • Note you still have to select the individual listing agent on your mandate, this agent will be used and linked as a contact on portals that doesn't support teams function.