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New property geo-coding launched

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Exciting news is that Geo-coding is now available in the OMS when loading new property listings or editing existing ones.
The location fields now include a Google Map with a red marker that pinpoints the location of the property. When loading a new listing, simply enter the address, select the town and suburb and click on 'update map from address'. The system will then use the address (including street number) to pinpoint the listing.
Should the marker not be on the property, you can always drag it with your mouse and place it on the property. Click on the 'Hybrid' view to show a satellite image and the zoom controls to get a more detailed view of the street/area as per the screenshot below:

We have also added a new option 'Make exact map location & address available on web'. If you tick this you allow the system to show the exact location with address on your own website and portals like MyProperty. Please note: Updates will be loaded this week on MyProperty t…

New brochure functionality including custom design offer

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Printing more customized brochures through the OMS is now a breeze. New functionality include: The ability to to show or hide an address on a brochure by simply selecting a checkbox;The ability to display a different agent on the brochure other than the original listing agent by selecting the name from a dropdown list;

The brochure layouts have been redesigned completely plus they are a bit smaller in size too. As before, brochures are automatically exported in PDF format. We are currently working on a number of new brochures, including more customized versions for commercial properties.
Want your own custom brochure designed?
We are now also able to offer custom brochure designs to all clients and not just our national clients. This is ideal if you want brochures design in a specific layout and colour scheme. Please send through your proposed design in Word or other format to our support department. Our design & development team will then review and provide you with a quote. Custom bro…

New: updated stock reports

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The stock reports received a major makeover. You can now set various parameters including: Select a specific Agent or All Agents;Group by a selected field and sorting by a selected field;Export to PDF, Excel,Tiff image or CSV formats;
The reports have been restructured and now also includes:Days on market and Days to expiry (calculated from listings/expiry dates)An icon next to the listing showing listings about to expire and new listings loaded

We are currently working on various other reports, including agent and office performance reports.

OMS updates this weekend - stock reports, brochures & geocoding

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We've been extremely busy the last 2 weeks with preparations in upgrading key functionality in the OMS, including some major database upgrades. We're getting ready to start loading the new functionality and changes this weekend. Here are some of the things we're planning to update:
Brochures: New brochure functionality is being launched and new template brochures will be added over the next week. We are also now able to offer custom brochures at more attractive prices and faster implementation time. The brochures will be sleeker and offer functionality such as an option to show the property address or not.


Geocoding: You will be able to geocode all your properties through the OMS. The exact location of the property will be displayed on a Google Map with the option to make this location available on portals and your website. You can even drag the marker location on the map!
Stock reports: A much improved stock reports section will allow you to select a specific agent, or office a…

Step-by-step instructions on how to create your own Google Custom map for your real estate website

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Google Maps allows you to create your own custom maps with place markers and areas that can link through to specific pages on your website. The possible applications for this are endless, but as an example, you can create a map showing the Soccer World Cup 2010 stadiums and where you have properties available around the stadiums.
Here is what our example looks like, it only took a few minutes to create. The map can be placed on most websites (and blogs as we demonstrated here):

View Entegral Real Estate Sample Map 1 in a larger map
Step 1: Get a Google account If you don't already have one, go here to sign up - it's free: https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount
Step 2: Create your Google map
http://www.maps.google.co.za and click on 'My Maps'. Click on 'create new map': Step 3: Name your map Enter a title and description, and mark it as 'public' - since you want everyone to see your map Step 4: Insert a placemarkerZoom in to your location on the map. Click on…