Monday, August 24, 2015

Default area selection on new property listing capture & Advanced search enhancements


When you load a new property listing, it will use the area from your last property captured.

We corrected a bug that prevented the system from remembering this info.



You are now able to optionally show property photos in the advanced search as per the quick search function:


You can also apply additional filters (as per quick search) to filter on column fields:


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

OMS Quick search – new filter & Microsoft Edge update


You can now filter for properties listed in the last 24 hours in the OMS property quick search:




The OMS was tested on Microsoft’s new Windows 10 browser, called Edge. We can confirm that Microsoft’s new browser is a great improvement over the old Internet Explorer. Response times are great and very similar tot Google Chrome, and works fine with all OMS functions.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Improved profile photo uploader

An improved profile photo uploader is now available in the OMS. It has also been updated to correct a problem in the latest Chrome browser version. Simply head over to the ‘my profile’ section in the OMS setup, click on the update photo link, choose a profile photo from your computer, crop it to the correct aspect ratio and upload.


Friday, August 14, 2015

Flex newsletters update – safeguard against old news

Flex real estate newsletters provides a smart way of reaching clients on a regular basis by providing them with a weekly branded email containing the latest news and property listings.

The latest update safeguards old news from reaching your clients. It will automatically exclude news articles from the newsletter that are older than 30 day. Our advice is to load at least one new article per week – not only will you increase the click through rate on your newsletters, but since they also appear on your website, it is great for SEO purposes to achieve a higher ranking in the search engines.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Property library size doubled for all OMS users

The OMS makes it easy to store all property related documents directly on the property listings. Even if you archive the listings, the files with all other property info are kept intact, securely in the cloud. There is no limit on the number of files you can upload, limits are imposed on the total of all file sizes saved on all listings.

The OMS property library allows you to save files and links for either internal or external use on individual property listings:


You can even share files securely with clients or fellow colleagues:


Files that are uploaded to properties and marked as ‘external’ will automatically become available on your website for visitors to download:


We have now increased the property library size for all users by +- 50%. E.g. Venture package users had 1GB of space previously and now have 2GB of space available on their property listings, at no additional fee. Have a look a the OMS packages for the new property library sizes:

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

OMS Quick Search: group by agent, complex or street name

With the OMS quick search function, you can quickly view and filter for your property listings. It also provides functionality to group your listings by fields, simply by dragging-and-dropping the column field name into the group header section:


You can now also group your quick search view by agent, complex or street name. This allows a better view of your data, for instance, you may want to filter for all listings loaded in the last 30 days and then group it by agent. Or perhaps group by street and get a consolidated view of listings by street and suburb. Example grouping screenshots are provided below:

1) Agent Name


2) Complex Name


3) Street Name


New improved Virtual Tour Viewer now works on all devices

With the OMS you can create your own unlimited virtual tours for all your properties, at no additional cost.

With the latest upgrade, the viewer was upgraded to the latest HTML5 technology ensuring your virtual tours will load on all devices including the latest tablets and phones. You still only need a digital camera and tripod and stitching software to create them – so get started with virtual tours here. If you load virtual tours on property listings, a virtual tour button will display on the listing (if your website is hosted through Entegral).

Virtual tour panoramic images can these days be created with various free or purchased software, and can easily be uploaded in the virtual tour section on property listings. Each panoramic image you upload presents a scene – users will be able to select this from a dropdown on the viewer. Best of all? It is unlimited and free if you have an OMS account.


Click on the photos below to open sample virtual tours for 2 different properties:



Friday, August 7, 2015

New Private Property interface and online marketing improvements

A brand new Private Property interface is now live and is complemented with a cleanup and tweaks on the online marketing section of the OMS property details:


Updates to Private Property is now smoother & faster - you can expect listings to update in under 5 min. Error reporting is also better and offices or groups can now choose whether they want the Private Property portals including FNB and Nedbank mandates to be user selectable or to be checked by default.

The new interface will now also scale better under increased load, has better failover protection and was designed from the ground up to run more cost effective on our real estate cloud infrastructure.

Over the next few days we will make tweaks to the interface and also monitor it closely for any problems.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Flex search price updates

New options are now available for the minimum and maximum price dropdowns on your Flex powered real estate website.

We have adjusted the ranges plus additional R10m to R80m+ options will automatically become available if you have any listings in that price range, as per sample below.