To add a Website listing, please navigate from the top right menu, to Listing. Once your mouse pointer is over Listings, you will be able to select the listing type you wish to capture, listing types available are dependent on your website package. In this instance we will be adding a Residential Listing.
Once you are on the listings summary page, you can however your pointer over add, two options will appear below add, namely “Website Listing” and "Full Listing". Select “Website Listing”. ".
Pro-Tip: Adding full listings requires more time and effort, the reward however is that your listing will contain all the information that clients require and your listing should rank higher on the various paid portals. This is particularly relevant for commercial listings where page two of the add full listing contains many more fields than the commercial website listing.
The full listing also provides fields for internal data, such as commission splits, bond details, seller information and so on.
Required fields are marked with a red indicator next to the fields, should they not be completed the system will allow you to proceed to the media gallery page.
Below you can click on each section and the relevant how-to guide will be displayed.
Please insert the the status of the listing from the drop-down menu.
Active: Selecting this status will set the listing as live on your websites front-end (client facing) and make the listing active on the various property portals. Once added, the listing will have a NEW banner on the front-end of your website for 7 days.
Archived: This status will remove your listing for your website and other property portals.
Sold:If the listing has been sold by you or your agency, please select the sold status, a SOLD banner will display on your listing on the front-end of your website and other portals, by default the listing will display for 7 days before being removed from your website front-end and from the various portals. Note - The time a sold listing displays on your website front-end can be increased to 90 days. Please contact your Prop Data account manager should you wish to change the sold listing display duration.
Rented: If the listing has been rented out, please select Rented, a RENTED banner will display on your listing on the front-end of your website and other portals (by default the listing will display for 7 days before being removed from the portal. Please note the above duration applies).
Pending: This status will set your listing as “Under Offer” also known as “Sale Pending”/”Rental Pending”. our own website will display the status banner:PENDING, however, the listing will feed through as UNDER OFFER to the various portals.
Valuation: Should you want to determine the current value of your listing or tweak your listing before making it active for display on your website, you may mark the status as VALUATION. Selecting this status will not set the listing to display on your websites front-end or any property portals until the status is changed to active. Note: The valuation price once inserted cannot be amended.
Branch: Select which branch this listing will belong to.
Agent 1,2,3:From each of the drop-downs, select the agents associated with the Listing. Agent 1 is the primary agent and any enquiries for the listing will be issued to that agent and not Agent 2 or Agent 3.
Web Ref No.: It is advisable to leave this field blank, the system will allocate the next web ref number in the current sequence.
Note: Changing the web ref number after a listing has syndicated to the paid portals, is strongly advised against. This will cause a break in the chain that links the listing to the portal and future updates to the listing will not syndicate at all.
Please complete this section to complete rudimentary details for the listing.
Listing Type: Select whether the listing is a FOR SALE or a TO LET listing
Property Type: Please select the type of the property from the drop-down. This will reflect on the main page heading for the listing and on all property portals, in addition the property type is used for internet searching purposes.
Property Title: From the drop-down list you can select, Sectional Title, Free Hold, Share Block, Leasehold, Life Rights. Your selection will display on the listing at the bottom of the image when viewing the listing on your website only.
Province, Area, Suburb: Please complete the location on the listing. This is used for the listing search on your website and the various property portals. All locations on the Prop Data system are imported from Property 24 who map locations directly to municipalities and postal codes. Should an Area or Suburb not be available on your management system, please click here, you will be able to search for (Ctrl + f) your location and see the correct location mapping that you should use for your new listing. Should you require a new location to be added, please email email@example.com.
Mandate Type: From the drop-down you can select, Sole, Open, Company Listing, Shared, MLS (Multi-Listing), Valuation, Expired, Referred. Your mandate selection will be displayed on your website for the listing as a banner across the bottom on the images.
Bank Repossessed/Tender/Distressed: Inserting a tick for any of these fields will add the notification to the banner of the listing.
Complex Unit no. & Complex Name: Even though these fields are not required, we recommend that they are completed when selecting listing type : Flat, Townhouse or sectional title syndication issues with Private Property. Private Property will block listings where the complex number is the same as an already active listing. By completing these fields, Private Property recognize that these listings are in the same complex and share the same physical addresses allowing them to feed through.
Street no. & Street name: These are required fields, however, the physical address will not be displayed on your own website. There is an option under the "Property Listing Syndication" section to "Property Listing Syndication" to "Publish Physical Address" for both Property 24 and Private Property
Price/Rental:Please insert price for the listing. For more info on how to add a price reduced banner to the listing, click here.
Valuation: Should you want to determine the current value of your listing, you may insert this estimation here. The valuation price once inserted cannot be amended.
POA: Price on Application, should this field be ticked the Price/Rental box above will disappear, causing the price not to reflect on the website or the various property portals, instead you will see POA, the price must however have been entered for the listing.
No Transfer Duty: The banner will appear on your website at the top left of the listings first image as seen in the image below. When a client or agent generate a brochure from the front-end of your website the banner will also be displayed at the top left of the primary image.
The "No Transfer Duty" banner will also be sent through to Property24.
Marketing Heading:This field should describe your listing in a nutshell and capture the prospective clients attention. Avoid using multiple exclamation marks.There is a 100 character limit in this field.
EG. OPULENT ENTERTAINER WITH IMPECCABLE FINISHES AND FABULOUS OUTLOOK
Description:This is a required field. The listing description should be verbose and descriptive, captivate your future buyer/tenant with a detailed account of what each room and area of the property has to offer. See snippet of a detailed description below:
This grand family home exudes contemporary elegance and is composed of four spacious bedrooms, two modern bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, open plan dining, stylish home bar, formal lounge, Tv room, study, covered entertainment patio and a large self-contained flatlet. It is set in a landscaped surrounding that boasts beautiful valley views, a water feature koi pond and well-established garden beds. This opulent home, with its modern, clean lines and free-flowing circulation, is a pure joy to live in.
Located in the heart of the prominent suburb of Cowies Hill and situated down a large, paved driveway, the home itself is accessed through a walled porch which opens out onto a sunny courtyard replete with water feature, koi pond and built-in seating. The courtyard can also be securely accessed directly via the double garage.
Note: Do not add @ signs, special characters and telephone numbers into your description. Keep an eye on punctuation and grammar.
Website Display: This checkbox is checked by default, if you do not want the listing to display on your website or syndicate to the various portals, uncheck the box, this is a handy way to double check your listing before syndication takes place. As soon as you are satisfied that your listing is perfect, website edit the listing and check the website display box. Your listing will then be active on your website and start syndicating to the various portals.
Extras: Any additional features or amenities which do not exist in the Property Features section, cen be inserted in here. Example, Koi Pond, Braai Area, Wifi, etc.
Measurement Type, Floor Size, Land Size:Even though these are not required fields. They will have bearing on how well the listing is scored on paid property portals and provide your prospective client with more relevant information.
Monthly Rates: Again, adding the rates figure to your listing will benefit your portal ranking. Make sure that this figure is accurate.
Link To A New Development/Estate Listing:Here you can select an estate or development and link the estate/new development to the listing. By doing so, this will cause the estate/development to reflect as an “article” on the listing when viewed on your website. A visitor will be able to select the estate/new development and view the details of the estate/development and any other listings that may be attached to it.
Should your listing be available for auction, please tick the box and ensure all required fields are completed. Auction will display above the listing on your website.
Note: Selecting POA will override the Auction text.
**Please take note the these fields will ONLY reflect on and feed through to Property 24.
Finance Details: By inserting a tick for any off the boxes will disable the various calculators that display on the client facing side of your website, see images below:.
The system will be able to calculate the monthly bond repayment over 20 years and at prime by default. This can be changed by clicking on "Change Assumption", so that the potential buyer can change their estimations.
Calculate Affordability, Calculate Bond & Transfer Costs and Currency Converter will have the same functionality, where estimations can be made, calculating cost and any other extra costs that affect the property the client wishes to purchase.
Should the property be on-show on a specific date, please insert a tick here and complete the fields. This will feed through to your website, Property24 and Private Property. Selecting on show every Saturday and or on show every Sunday will NOT syndicate to the portals, you must insert a specific date.
Tip: When your listing is live and you wish to edit the on show date or time, website edit the listing and make your required changes. Once done, select the listing, then feed logs and sync the listing to your available portals, this will push the changes through immediately.
View History: If the listing was previously been on show and by clicking on "View History". You will be able to the historical data of when the previously the listing was on show and the price of the listing at that time.
On Show Directions: This is require for your website only. Please insert directions to the property to aid potential buyers.
On Show Every Saturday/Sunday: This is only applicable (will not work for Property 24 and Private Property, they require a specific date and time) for your own website. Should these be ticked then the system/website will have the listing on show every weekend that passes. The date will be changed by the system as well automatically.
On Show Dates/Time: Please insert the specific dates and times the listing in on show for. Will reflect on your own website as well as Property 24 and Private Property.
Here you can capture the internal and external features for the property
The required fields on this form, those features will reflect on the various property portals and essentially for allowing the listing to feed through. The non-required fields will reflect on your website (This excludes 'Pets Allowed' which will feed through).
Here you can capture whether a property can be featured on the website and/or newsletter. Please take note that only Admin and Head Office level users will have access to these fields. You would need to consult with them should you require the listing to be featured.
By default the various portals you have contracts with will be ticked. Should you not wish the listing to syndicate out from your website you can remove the applicable portal ticks. Should the checkbox not be available to check at all, your branch/company may not have that portal added to your syndication.
Syndication Location Details:All locations on the Prop Data Management System are imported from Property 24 for industry conformity.
Publish Feature Notes: Should you have added notes for the various features of your listing on Step 2 of a full listing, they will feed to Property 24 only. Please note that Property 24 limits this to 50 characters.
Publish Physical Address (Property24 & Private Property): Will allow the physical address to display on Property 24 and Private Property, as well as display the map on the paid portals.
Property 24 Mandate Expiry Date: Should you insert a date in this field, then the listing will be removed on Property 24 on the specified date. If this is left blank, it will default to 120 days each time you update/refresh the listing, after 120 days have elapsed the listing will be removed, we recommend that a date is NOT set and that the listing is synced and updated regularly.
Property 24 Development ID: Should you have multiple listings in the same location with the same images, Property 24 will group them and subsequently those listings will share the same P24 reference. However, should those listings be in a development and said development is captured on Property24, you can insert the development ID for each listing that you add for the specified development. Property24 will NOT moderate the listings.
To get the ID, please locate your Development listing on Property24. Click on it and copy the last digits at the end on the URL, for example, 9999.
Property 24 Zoning: This will feed through to Property 24 and enhanced the score of the listing.
These fields are only to be used if you have an agreement with the banks and Private Property. If you do not have said agreements in place and you select any of the above options your listing will fail to syndicate to Private Property. Leave these blank if you are unsure.
To map your listing, type in the street address of your property in the search box provided then select either "Map To Suburb" or "Map To Address", both the aforementioned fields only pertain to your website, see portal mapping below.
Should you have "Publish Physical Address" ticked for Property 24 and Private Property under the section "Property Listing Syndication" the coordinates of your listing will be sent to the portals so that the map displays on the portal listing page. You must enter the listing address into the Google map provided
Clicking on "Add listing without changing media" will what you have captured and will take you back to the summary of all your listings. By clicking "Add listing and take me to the media gallery" will save what you have captured and take you to the gallery page where you can upload the listing images, PDFs and videos (Media Gallery).
This section will provide you the Listing ID and physical address. The Listing ID is mainly used for indexing purposes within your database. However, this is NOT the listing web reference number.
Here you will be able to upload the listing images for the entire property. To add images, click on the “+Add Images” button as shown below.
Once you click on the button your Internet Browser will display the file system dialogue. You will then proceed to the folder on your PC. Select the images and upload them. (Uploading Tip: You can select multiple photos in the dialog by holding down the 'ctrl' key (Windows) or 'cmd' key (Mac) while clicking on the photos, or you can drag and drop your files on this form. Please upload landscape images no smaller than 1024px by 768px.)
Once you upload your images, you will be able to arrange them in the desired order, click and hold on the image into the correct sequence. Once you are satisfied with the arrangement, click on the "Save Image Order" button, the button can be found below the last row of images.
Should you want to remove the image, please click on "Delete" in red presented at the bottom of each image. Should you want to rotate the image, click on "Rotate". Setting a caption on the image can be done by clicking on "Set Caption", this will allow the caption to reflect on image for both your own website and Property 24 ONLY (this is limited to 30 characters).Adding a caption is worthwhile for SEO purposes.
Please note Property 24has enforced a policy that no listing should have more than 60mb worth of images per a listing. It is advisable to remove any non-essential or similar images. Resize your images (preferable size per image should be <1MB) accordingly via any suitable image editing software, prior to uploading them again. For further information, please click here.
Property 24 Please note that P24 does not allow listings to share the same images or address, their moderation team will assign both listings the same P24 reference number.
Should those listings be in a development and share the same images and said development is captured on Property 24, you can insert the development ID for each of those listings so that they feed through with different P24 references.
To obtain the P24 Development ID, please locate your Development listing on Property 24. Look at the Listing URL (The web address in the search bar) and cp[y the last set of digits, see example below. In this case the P24 Development ID is 9999.
Thereafter on the Property Listing Syndication section. Please insert the development ID in the "Property 24 Development ID" field for each of the listings.
- Require a minimum of 1 image with a maximum of 30 images per listing.
- All images must be in the lowercase format ".jpg", if they are in uppercase, please rename the images files. Images MUST be landscape, please use a suitable image editing software to format your picture accordingly.
- The main image must not include any people, watermarks or logos and it must be the outside of the property.
Current Floor Plans Images - Will follow the same process above, however, these images will only reflect on your own website.
Youtube/Matterport Video: Once you have uploaded your video to Youtube or have a video link from Matterport. You will be able to insert the YouTube/Matterport video ID into their respective fields. The Youtube video will reflect on your website and feed to Property 24, the Matterport Video will ONLY feed to Property 24 and not Private Property, should you want the Matterport tour to display on your website, please insert the full Matterport URL in the "Virtual Tour" field provided.
You are required to copy the ID, which is everything after 'v=' OR after the last "/" ( ie. Wbrn3fE14L8) and paste it into the YouTube ID block and save the listings.
For Matterport, you are required to copy the ID, which is everything after 'm='( ie. Wbrn3fE14L8) and paste it into the Matterport ID block and save the listings.
For further information, please see the below link:
To add a virtual tour, simply copy and paste the entire URL. This will ONLY reflect on our website.
** Please note that videos and virtual tours DO NOT feed to Private Property, please contact Private Property directly as they would need to load the videos manually.
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In this section you will be able to upload documents to your listing, which will be made public and prospective clients will be able to download the documents. Documents could be floorplans in PDF, rental policies, application forms, complex information and so on. Insert a document name and click on the "+Add Document" button to attach the document to the listing.
The QR code (short for "quick response" code)is a type of barcode that contains a matrix of dots. It can be scanned using a QR scanner or a smartphone with built-in camera. Here you will be able to download the QR code and share it with potential buyers, for example, scanning a QR code with your phone will open a URL in your phone's web browser for the particular listing. Each listing will have its own unique QR code.
Clicking on Done will save what you have captured and take you back to the summary of all your listings. Leads will be active buyers/tenants on your management system. This is an easy way to see potential buyers for your new listing.
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The page will display the listing details accordingly and present you with matches with the following Match Index:
NB. When using the Match tool, please note the ‘Match Index’ star rating. A hot match means that the all the buyers criteria match your listing, thereafter as the scale cools the client criteria (price, area etc.) are more removed from what they would like.
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You will be able to click on the leads name in the "Buyer/Tenant" column, edit their information, should you wish, and email the listing to them. For further information on managing leads, please click here.
Should you have the Property Email Alerts module and an active lead has signed up for alerts, they will receive when the send job runs that afternoon.
Clicking on Done will save what you have captured on the listing and take you back to the summary of all your listings. You will have the option to add another full/website listing.