Monday, April 22, 2013

Sign up for the new Property Intelligence reports

We are pleased to announce the availability of our new OMS Property Intelligence reports from Monday 29 April for all our South African estate agents. The reports is based on live Lightstone data and will be conveniently available from within the OMS.  You will be able to draw PDF reports from within the OMS which will include your company logo. Users who are allowed to draw these reports can be configured within the OMS.


Reports available

1) Property Report: The Property Report  offers comprehensive information pertaining to the sales activity of a particular property and the surrounding area. It includes property details from the Deeds office, owner details, municipal valuation details, aerial / satellite showing the location of the property and a table with the 20 most recent comparable sales.

2) Transfers Report: The Transfers Report details transactional and bond registration information in a table format. It includes property details (erf / unit / farm number, portion, address, etc.), sales and registration dates, size, purchase price, bond amount and institution and buyer and seller names.

3) Suburb Analysis Report: The Suburb Report offers a comprehensive property market overview of a specific suburb. This information is of particular value to investors or those looking to purchase a property and would prefer a broader view (i.e. not property specific) of the general activity and trends in a suburb.

4) Automated Property Valuation Report (available at extra cost):  The  Automated Property Valuation Report,  is a comprehensive report that helps you determine the fair market value of residential property in South Africa. The key feature of this report is the estimated value of the property, derived from Lightstone's reputable Automated Valuation Model (AVM) which uses statistical methodologies to assign a current market value to the property.

More reports will be added with time.


Pricing & Signup


Please click here to sign your office up, functionality will be made available from 29 April onwards.




Sunday, April 21, 2013

OMS Standard Brochure update

The following OMS property brochure has been updated:

4 Photo (A4 portrait | residential | 4 same size photos)

Below you can view the upgrade that now features your website address below your agency name as well as tweaks to the rest of the design. Upgrades to the rest of the standard brochures will follow.

Try it out now, simply open a property, go to reports and click on the brochure link to download. As before you can select whether you want the agent details to display or not, and also change the sales agent.


The OMS now supports larger agency logo sizes

The OMS now supports saving larger logo sizes. We will now save double the size of the current large logo size.

You don’t need to do anything, but if you find your logo quality on brochures not up to scratch, try uploading a new logo under Setup / Office Settings / Logo.


Technical: the height & width of the new logo size is 300 x 300 pixels, so make sure your uploaded logos is at least this size. The system will automatically resize your logo.