We’ve corrected a problem on the property reports, Property Detailed Views. You can now access these statistics for every property.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
We’ve corrected a problem where you couldn’t close an open referral sent to you as ‘successful’. This happened on some user accounts.
We are currently busy with upgrades on the referral system which will be rolled out over the course of the next few weeks. Watch this blog for updates.
about the referral system: the referral system allows buyer and seller referrals to be sent between offices in an organisation and is available not multi-office / national groups.
Monday, November 22, 2010
As we’ve mentioned late October, we’ve been testing the new property alerts service for launch somewhere in November or December. We’re proud to announce that this new feature has just been launched on MyProperty.co.za.
Property Alerts allows the public to specify their unique property search criteria (including multiple towns, suburbs, price range, beds, baths etc) through the MyProperty website, and then create an email notification subscription based on this search criteria. This will inform them once new listings match their criteria by either emailing new properties as soon as they are loaded, once a day or once a week.
After entering their contact info they are added to our Property Alert Engine. The visitor can select to be notified immediately once a listing matches their search criteria, or sign up for daily or weekly alerts which will consolidate the property listings in a single email. Visitors are able to sign up for as many property alerts as they want and can easily unsubscribe from an alert anytime they want by clicking on a link provided in the email sent to them.
Give it a try, a link is available in the email alerts where you can give feedback on the service once you receive an alert email.
We are also preparing the service for launch to clients in January-February 2011 and will make prices available in the next few weeks.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Entegral recently launched a new product called SEO Office profile websites. The setup and hosting fee is on us we only required you to pay the yearly domain renewal fee for your profile site through Entegral.
We are now pleased to announce that the Agent SEO profile website offering is also available. The website will feature your listings only. Any available domain can be linked to your profile, displaying only the agents listings instead of that of the whole office.
The logo and personal photo is used from the OMS (or from the GRID interface if we import your listings), see these examples below:
An easy solution if you are looking for a cost effective way to advertise yourself and your brand online. To register your own domain and have a profile website set up click here (note: you must be an OMS license holder or make use of our GRID import interface) Register my doman and website.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Here is a sneak preview of the new Property Alerts feature to be launched soon on MyProperty. Visitors search for property will be able to create an email alert for the search they’ve done simply by clicking on a link in the property search results:
After entering some details they are added to our Property Alert Engine. This is one powerful system that can for instance alert the subscriber on new properties matching their criteria as soon as it is loaded in the OMS (or imported through our GRID system).
Here is a sample of the email received, including photo and links to the property and agency contact info. We are testing it in all the major email clients, checking that we comply with spam checks on servers and even track delivery statistics such as bounced messages, messages landing in spam boxes etc.
We are still doing some stress testing, but you can expect a launch in the next 2 months. Soon after this, this powerful new feature will be made available to clients at very affordable rates.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
We’ve improved the property search results on agency websites to a more cleaner look-and-feel:
Note that if you have a national/group website or search results specifically customised for your website this change won’t be applicable to you.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
We changed the descriptions of property statuses in the OMS as follows:
“Pending Sale” changed to "Sold (Pending)"
”Final Sale” changed to "Sold (Registered)"
”Rental Long Term Available” changed to "Rental - Monthly (Available)"
”Rental Short Term Available” changed to "Rental - Daily (Available)"
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
On the 12th of October we’ve announced our upgraded HD Virtual Tour solution (click for sample). The updated help files are now available through the OMS (after you’ve logged in, click on Help / Virtual Tours in the menu).
The upgraded solution allows you to still do your own virtual tours on properties, but with the difference of an upgraded virtual tour viewer than can go full screen plus provides viewers with a ‘HD (high definition)’ experience.
The unlimited self service HD tours is another first for the Southern African real estate industry with Entegral taken the first step a couple of years ago by providing agents with a basic self service virtual tour solution.
The beauty of the solution is that it is fully integrated with the OMS (Office Management System) so it makes managing your virtual tours on properties so much easier too:
Agents can upload an unlimited number of virtual tours per property (and on all properties) through the OMS. All virtual tours are backed up daily.
Virtual tours done on properties provide agent wit plenty of benefits including:
- higher view ratio (and subsequently lead conversion rate) on portals when a property has a virtual tour (at least x2 higher);
- the ability to market it as a key differentiator in your marketing efforts and win sole mandates;
- low cost when compared to traditional virtual tours – save thousands. You can literally do a virtual tour on each of your properties.
Virtual tours are exported to Entegral powered property portals including www.MyProperty.co.za and on client agency websites.
With it being a free service offered to clients, only email support is provided to minimize the associated operational cost covered. We are willing to look at virtual tour training days if there is enough interest.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
We are pleased to announce an upgrade to our OMS self service virtual tour solution.
You now have the ability to upload HD quality (High Definition) virtual tours on property listings. Here is a preview of what it looks like – we’ve created this tour with a standard digital camera and tripod. Click on the full screen button to see the high resolution virtual tour in action.