Thursday, October 11, 2018

New Locanto property feed partner

International classifieds website, Locanto, is now available as listing syndication feed partner for OMS, Base and Sync API users.

There is no additional fee and your listings are already live, if you have the PropertyCheck and GotProperty feeds enabled.




For a list of free and paid property portal partners, visit our Sync page.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Automated leads import from all portals now available in Base

It's now never been easier to get all your listing leads into one system. 

We invite all our Base CRM users to try out the new BETA automated leads import functionality.

Once your IMAP enabled or Gmail email account is connected, the system will automatically import leads from all the portals. For now, we've connected Property24, Private Property, IOL Property, and ImmoAfrica. (MyProperty South Africa & Namibia and your own Flex website is automatically connected). Once we are happy that these portals work fine we will enable the rest of the portals.

Effective leads management is critical for any real estate agency, and we'd like to help you work smarter, by getting a global overview of your leads and associated metrics.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Once your email account is securely connected to Base, we will automatically import leads which will show up in your Base inbox and the activity dashboard:



From here you can action leads and convert the valid ones into contacts:


Base makes it easy to convert leads into contacts as it automatically marks the source as web, and pre-populates all contact info. You simply need to categorize your contact through configurable tags. This is quite a flexible feature that allows you to group and filter contacts according to your needs:




HOW TO ENABLE

In Base, go to your user profile and click on the 'email' tab. You have the option to connect with your IMAP based email account or Gmail account. (IMAP email accounts keeps a copy of your email on the server).

Connecting via IMAP:




Connecting via Gmail:



Wait +- 5 minutes for the system to sync your account, it will automatically import leads from your mailbox from the last 7 days and then automatically import new future leads.

Further instructions are provided in the help link in Base. Contact our helpdesk if you need assistance.


WILL IT COST ANYTHING?

There is no cost to all Base functionalities marked as BETA including the listing mapping feature recently introduced. It simply means that we are evaluating and tweaking functionality for a full release and getting valuable user feedback. We also need to evaluate any associated cost so some functionality might incur a fee once going out of beta, but this will be communicated to all users beforehand.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?

Automated lead importing allows for more transparency for both agency owners and agents as all the leads from portals are consolidated into one system. It saves agents time by allowing them to easily convert leads into contacts and qualify them accordingly.  With the rollout of future functionality, you will be able to get a lot more insight into your leads, how quick agents respond and which portals deliver the best leads to your office.



Friday, September 14, 2018

New partner portal, GotProperty

We are pleased to announce a new partner portal for South African estate agents, GotProperty www.gotproperty.co.za

GotProperty is powered by Junkmail Digital Media and enjoys further referrals links from the highly visited www.junkmail.co.za parent website to drive leads.

Listings are already integrated for both the OMS and Base systems and runs on the same feed as the PriceCheck feed.

For a list of Sync listing integration partners visit http://www.entegral.net/sync/


Friday, August 31, 2018

New partner portal, Property Matcher

We are proud to announce another exclusive property portal partner available to Entegral South Africa real estate clients: Property Matcher. You can view their website on www.propertymatcher.co.za

All clients enjoy a free, no obligations 6 month trial. After the trial, you can opt in for one of their paid packages, more details here.

Simply contact our support team to enable your feed on either the OMS or Base. The feed updates every 2 hours.

Check out the list of free and paid property portals we offer to all clients here.



Sync API clients

For clients using our standalone Sync API listing syndication interface with their own management systems, simply add 'propertymatcher' to your portalListing object for each listing as per the Sync API documentation here after you've enabled the portal for an office under the Save Portal Credentials.




Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Base improvements including last activity date & brochures & contacts


Last activity date
When last did you made contact with one of your active or inactive clients?
On the contacts dashboard, Base will now show you the last time you made contact with someone, in a new activity column:


If you open a contact you can also quickly see when last there was contact:



New brochures
We've added a new 4 photo and 7 photo brochure option under listing / reports. The brochure colour scheme will follow the Base colour scheme selected under Settings / Customize / Colours.




Forgot password
A forgot password option is now available on the login screen

Quicker way to add new contacts to a listing
We made the process of adding a new contact on a listing quicker, with a popup window displaying when you click on the 'add new contact' link. The contact form is a shortened version of the full contact form and contains key fields required.






Thursday, July 19, 2018

New realtime currency conversion for Flex websites

We now convert property prices to popular currencies on Flex websites using the latest exchange rates available:



There is no cost to clients and the feature will also be brought into our next generation Flex Template Language websites soon.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Developer API updates: MyProperty reference lookup URL, Private Property sync, Flow living


MyProperty lookup

If you use the Sync API you can link your listings with your own reference number on the new MyProperty website as follows:
https://www.myproperty.co.za/?webref=your-reference

Should there be an enquiry on a listing, the email will also contain your internal reference number and link to the website.


Private Property listing flush

If you are implementing a new Sync listing syndication API project, and have existing listings from a previous system on a portal, you usually request the portal to remove listings and then bulk update everything through the Sync API. The exception was Property24 where you had to supply the existing Property24 ID in the portalListing ID object:

https://sync2.docs.apiary.io/#reference/listings/listing-collection/create-or-update-listing


You are now required to follow a similiar process for Private Property and insert the existing listing reference number in the ID field (they are no longer supporting bulk removal of listings).


New portal support, Flow Living
A new partner portal Flow Living has been launched. Flow living supports rental listings only and is free to list.

To enable, save flowliving with enabled=1 through the Sync API and then simply include in your lising updates:
https://sync2.docs.apiary.io/#reference/setting/settings-collection/save-portal-credential
The portal is updated once a day.

Monday, July 9, 2018

New portal, Flowliving to boost your rental listings

A brand new portal, Flow Living, is now included as syndication portal for Entegral OMS, Base and Sync clients.

Flow Living is focused exclusively on rental listings and provided free of charge to Entegral clients. Flow uses its unique tech to send the best tenants to your property listings, resulting in more leads and viewings for your vacancies. To find our more about the new Flow rental portal click here.



Monday, July 2, 2018

Base interactive listing map tool

A new interactive listing mapping tool is now available to Base clients.
It allows you to apply filters and view your listings on in interactive map.
This is a great way to see where certain listings (e.g. sales, rentals or sold properties) are listed. You can also use the other filters, e.g. price range or filter listings for a specific agent. Map markers are colour coded and shows the exact location you've geocoded for the listing in Base:



To access, go to your listing dashboard and select the 'Interactive Map' tool.

The mapping tool is currently in beta mode in order for us to evaluate usage and associated costs.

Read more about Base Real Estate CRM here.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Base updates including files on property listings

Several updates have been made on Base including:

Add files and links including virtual tours to listings
You can now add public available files and links on listings. These files and links (including virtual tours, Youtube video links, Matterport 3D tours etc) can be integrated with your Flex website for your visitors to download or view. There is no limit on the number of files/links you can add on your listings. The photos tab has been renamed to 'Media'.



Days column on listing landing page
The number of days a listings is currently active is now displayed on the listings landing page:


News article gallery images order
You can now change the order of images in a news article's gallery with drag-and-drop mouse actions. News articles can be pulled through to your Flex website.


New Garden Cottage type: South Africa
A new property type, Garden Cottage, has been added for South African users. Note that not all portals support this type, so will pull through to the nearest type.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Base website news feature

There is now a website news feature available in Base, under the library icon.
This allows you to capture and segment public news for your website. To integrate into your Flex responsive real estate website, please contact the Entegral Helpdesk.


You can configure your own categories (under settings/customize) with a default 'General' category preloaded. You can for instance categorize your news as office news, market news, events, etc. for your visitors. Quite a nice feature is 'tags' which helps you further segment your news.

You can also add multiple photos to your article through a 'Gallery'. Great if you've done some type of event and want to post the photos.



To learn more about Base, click here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Base: listings & client matching facility

A new client-listing matching facility is now available in Base for all users. You can capture property requirements on contacts and find matching clients for your listings. This is a great way to keep track of what your clients are looking for and find matching clients on new listings.

Capturing client requirements & view matching listings

You can qualify clients by capturing their property requirements. Find a contact and go to the 'qualify' tab. Here you can add multiple requirements which includes property features, areas and short notes. A simple click on the 'view listing matches' button will reveal all current listings that match the client's criteria.




View matching clients

Once you have a few requirements from clients captured, you can go into the 'reports' tab of new or existing listings, and click on the 'matching clients' report. It will bring up a window where you can find all matching clients based on their requirements. You can also exclude certain features, e.g. number of baths to widen your match. The report will clearly indicate which requirements of the client was met (green checkmark) and not met (red cross) and what the minimum requirements area for the client:




Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Matterport Virtual Tours now embedded into property details on Flex

If you use Matterport 3D virtual tours on your property listings, Flex will now embed the virtual tours into the 'virtual tour' tab on property details on your website and default to this tab for your visitors.



Here are instructions on how to add virtual tours and videos to listings:
http://support.entegral.net/support/solutions/articles/1000147879-adding-external-videos-virtual-tours-links

You can also use Entegral's free 360 tour option, if you have a 360 camera or application to make 360 tours: http://productblog.entegral.net/2017/06/free-360-virtual-tours-for-real-estate.html


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

OMS API update version 1.11 - Get contacts company enhancement




An update has been made for developers to the OMS APIversion 1.11.
It is documented in our OMS API documentation.

Retrieve company name from contacts
A new 'company_name' field has been added to the view contacts call:
https://omsflow.docs.apiary.io/#reference/contact/contacts-collection/view-contacts
Module 4 access is required to retrieve contacts.

{
        "id": 5543564,
        "first_name": "John",
        "last_name": "Smith",
        "title": "Dr",
        "company_name": "ET Green Recycling",
        "mobile_number": "0826669999",
        "office_number": "0112223333",
        "email": "john@entegral.net",
        "category_system": "landlord",
        "category_user": "",
        "is_office_shared": true,
        "is_active": true,
        "birthday": "0001-01-01",
        "added": "2017-11-11",
        "property_id": "1095318"
    },

The OMS API can be used to extract data from the OMS to external systems. It is included free of charge to all clients. Clients can generate their own API keys for web developers. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

New South African portal, Qwengo now live for listing syndication



We have enabled a new Sync listing syndication portal for all our South African real estate users: www.qwengo.co.za

Entegral offers an initial, exclusive interface to the new portal and listings have already been integrated. The portal is free and currently updates listings from the OMS every hour.

If you are using our Sync API http://www.entegral.net/sync/api from your own management system, the new portal can simply be enabled by passing qwengo in the portallistingobject.

Monday, January 22, 2018

OMS API update version 1.10 - Get contacts enhancements




An update has been made for the OMS APIversion 1.10.
It is documented in our OMS API documentation.

Retrieve landlord type contacts 
We now indicate 'landlord' contact types as part of the "category_system" response.
You can furthermore also filter specifically for landlord contact types only. 

https://omsflow.docs.apiary.io/#reference/contact/contacts-collection/view-contacts
Module 4 access is required to retrieve contacts.

New Property ID field
A new field 'property_id' is returned as part of the View Contacts response. This allows you to identify the listings this contact is linked to (if any), e.g.


 {
        "id": 142508,
        "first_name": "John",
        "last_name": "Doe",
        "title": "Mr",
        "mobile_number": "0829998888",
        "office_number": "",
        "email": "johnd@entegral.net",
        "category_system": "landlord",
        "category_user": "",
        "is_office_shared": false,
        "is_active": true,
        "birthday": "1980-01-01",
        "added": "2018-01-07",
        "property_id": "101555"
    }

The OMS API can be used to extract data from the OMS to external systems. It is included free of charge to all clients. Clients can generate their own API keys for web developers.