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I have been using IDXManager for 3 years now and just started launching a new site this week. ...
Lee F.

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I have been successfully using IDXManager for years now, thank you for the great product. ...
Tyson K.

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I already have this idea of doing a multiple Realtor web sites with the capability to pool MLS database. ...
Stanley Tan, HSN Website Designer Pte Ltd, Singapore

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Open Realty is a gift. We used it to develop a highly customized website with an automated IDX feed, and were impressed with the results. ...
Sarah D.

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This script is a great script.. an excellent one. I was about to write one on my own, but thanks god my time was saved that one is already made.....Thumbs up! ...
Hotscript User

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Thank you, and thank you for all the help, your service is exemplary and should be a standard to be met for others in the IT industry! ...
Doug W.

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We have been developing websites for clients for a number of years. We often have to deal with support departments and over the years we have found that many of these (probably the majority) have a poor or not so great support service. ...
David. T.

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Open Realty is a gift. We used it to develop a highly customized website with an automated IDX feed, and were impressed with the results. ...
Sarah

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Just wanted to take a moment and thank all of the folks at Transparent Technologies. ...
Michael

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You guys have excellent service ...
Scott K.

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In general, we are very impressed with your software and hope to use it for other clients in the future. ...
Hall and Pete Stuart-Lovell Dungeness Communications, Inc.

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Thank you, and thank you for all the help, your service is exemplary and should be a standard to be met for others in the IT industry! ...
Doug W.

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Thank you this was a great piece of software when I first started using it and it has kept up to date with change and is still fantastic. ...
YellxPV

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Thanks again for your amazing support! ...
Chris F.

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It's hands down the best *free* product for real estate. If you've configured any other script, this should be fairly easy. ...
Hotscript User

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You all are wonderful. You have been so helpful in the past and I truly enjoy working with this system. ...
James S.

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I have to say that transparent has always been very speedy and helpful with my problems also. ...
jabezus

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Transparent Maps is a fantastic add on. It works exactly as described and was easy to integrate into my site. ...
Jesse Johnstone, Brockville, Ontario, Canada

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I cannot thank you enough for the good work Transparent does. It is rare to find a company that gives great service any more. ...
Mark B.

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This past year has brought us to an interesting point in time. Open Realty 2.5.6 is out with lots of new features, The VOW policy is adopted by MLS's across the country and RETS servers are provided by most MLS' per NAR mandates. ...
Carl Johnson, Real Estate Consultant

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I really wish I had found your real estate software before wasting 6 months trying to get something else working for my customer that required almost a dozen plug-ins. ...
Randy S., San Diego

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I have to say that Open Realty has really grown into an extremely versatile product. ...
Jerry O.
TransparentRETS
I have been using IDXManager for 3 years now and just started launching a new site this week. Only 6 hours after install and BAM, awsome site with instant super content. Smooth product ya got there boys...
Lee F.
IDXManager
I have been successfully using IDXManager for years now, thank you for the great product.
Tyson K.
Open-Realty
I already have this idea of doing a multiple Realtor web sites with the capability to pool MLS database. Then, I found Open-Realty and that is! By tweaking of php scripts. I had done it! Without great help from Transparent Technologies, I wouldn't be able to do up Multiple linked Property Portal Web Sites. The flexibility to be able to configure access to hosting MySql is very important, only Transparent Technologies provide this feature.
Stanley Tan, HSN Website Designer Pte Ltd, Singapore
Open-Realty & IDXManager
Open Realty is a gift. We used it to develop a highly customized website with an automated IDX feed, and were impressed with the results. This software program is flexible and stable with an active community forum for peer support. It laid a solid foundation for our unique customization needs.
With our high-profile client, we also needed some other services tailored to our specific needs. In addition to purchasing the IDX Manager add-on from Transparent Technologies, we also signed up for their hosting and technical support packages. This was probably the best decision we made in our website development process. The team at Transparent Technologies was exceptionally helpful, responding to each of our development requests within a day -- even on weekends and holidays (do they ever rest?). They not only provided useful technical solutions to problems we didn't even expect them to solve, but they also came loaded with important knowledge about MLS listing rules. Their advice was invaluable, and we couldn't have done it without them.
Sarah D.
Open-Realty
This script is a great script.. an excellent one. I was about to write one on my own, but thanks god my time was saved that one is already made.....Thumbs up!
Hotscript User
Open-Realty
Thank you, and thank you for all the help, your service is exemplary and should be a standard to be met for others in the IT industry!
Doug W.
Open-Realty
We have been developing websites for clients for a number of years. We often have to deal with support departments and over the years we have found that many of these (probably the majority) have a poor or not so great support service. Often we have been of the thought that "we got their money now - so they can wait for the support" kind of attitude. "Transparent Technologies" have surpassed our best hopes for support. Not only is Open Realty a truly established and excellent product but the level of support, the turn around time, the amount of patience and commitment to quality service Transparent Technologies have given us - is simply astonishing. If there is anyone out there who has not made their minds up about purchasing the professional services from TT then we urge you to go with them. What price do you pay for true peace of mind in today's market of IT?
Thank you once again Transparent Technologies for your ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction. Simple Superb.
David. T.
Open-Realty & IDXManager
Open Realty is a gift. We used it to develop a highly customized website with an automated IDX feed, and were impressed with the results. This open-source software program is flexible and stable with an active community forum for peer support. It laid a solid foundation for our unique customization needs -- and best of all, it was free.
With our high-profile client, we also needed some other services tailored to our specific needs. In addition to purchasing the IDX Manager add-on from Transparent Technologies, we also signed up for their hosting and technical support packages. This was probably the best decision we made in our website development process. The team at Transparent Technologies was exceptionally helpful, responding to each of our development requests within a day -- even on weekends and holidays (do they ever rest?). They not only provided useful technical solutions to problems we didn't even expect them to solve, but they also came loaded with important knowledge about MLS listing laws. Their advice was invaluable, and we couldn't have done it without them.
Sarah
Open-Realty
Just wanted to take a moment and thank all of the folks at Transparent Technologies.
Found myself stuck when it came to my last host and upgrading to vs 3.x, you really did come to my rescue with the hosting and top notch support.
My client and myself are very satisfied and it's no doubt due to your continued support!
Michael
Open-Realty
You guys have excellent service
Scott K.
Open-Realty
In general, we are very impressed with your software and hope to use it for other clients in the future. If you run across people needing help with installation and theming, please feel free to give them our names.
Hall and Pete Stuart-Lovell Dungeness Communications, Inc.
Open-Realty
Thank you, and thank you for all the help, your service is exemplary and should be a standard to be met for others in the IT industry!
Doug W.
Open-Realty
Thank you this was a great piece of software when I first started using it and it has kept up to date with change and is still fantastic.
would and do recommend it.
YellxPV
Open-Realty
Thanks again for your amazing support!
Chris F.
Open-Realty
It's hands down the best *free* product for real estate. If you've configured any other script, this should be fairly easy. Not for a total novice, but I figured it out, and I'm no programmer! Kudos!
Hotscript User
Open-Realty
You all are wonderful. You have been so helpful in the past and I truly enjoy working with this system. Its complexity combined with its simplicity is elegant.
James S.
Open-Realty
I have to say that transparent has always been very speedy and helpful with my problems also. So a big thank you!
jabezus
Open-Realty & TransparentMaps
Transparent Maps is a fantastic add on. It works exactly as described and was easy to integrate into my site. Thank you Transparent Tech!
Jesse Johnstone, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Open-Realty
I cannot thank you enough for the good work Transparent does. It is rare to find a company that gives great service any more.
Mark B.
TransparentRETS
This past year has brought us to an interesting point in time. Open Realty 2.5.6 is out with lots of new features, The VOW policy is adopted by MLS's across the country and RETS servers are provided by most MLS' per NAR mandates.
With so many new technologies and business rules available it was time to upgrade my site to all of the latest software. I especially wanted to upgrade from my custom coded IDX importer to a RETS feed. I tried some of the open source RETS clients that are available. Especially the ones that are supposed to work with Open Realty. I then contacted Transparent Technologies about Transparent RETS.
You all were very helpful and took the time to assess my MLS’s server, finding some RETS standards compliance issues. ( this was a great help in getting the corrections made) As you know, I eventually bought the product and was elated to find that it was extremely easy to install and set up. The user interface is much better than other RETS Clients I tried and within minutes was connected to the RETS server and pulling data.
The TRETS client queried the server and displayed all of the property fields available. I simply went down the list and checked the fields I wanted to import and hit "Auto Map". The system automatically created all of the fields in my OR database! Brilliant! Setting up the queries to only import the data I wanted was also extremely easy and intuitive.
Literally, in 10 minutes I was pulling data into my site. It automatically cleaned up the database by removing old properties and it works with OR’s new property notification system. Something I was missing from my custom coded solution. The best part is that it is so easy to use that I do not worry about the MLS making data changes in the future. This is going to make my site much easier to maintain. I also feel the site is on a much better platform on which to add future capabilities.
Considering the many hours I spent with other products to get any data imported, and all the tinkering required for making changes to the import, I feel the cost of Transparent RETS was a bargain. The fact that you were there to help with identifying issues on my MLS’s server was also a huge benefit and something I would never have been able to do on my own.
I am looking forward to completing the implementation of my new site using this product. It truly is a huge improvement to my site.
I would recommend this product to anyone who is setting up an OR site and has a RETS server available. It is the way to go.
Thanks so much for this product.
Carl Johnson, Real Estate Consultant
Open-Realty
I really wish I had found your real estate software before wasting 6 months trying to get something else working for my customer that required almost a dozen plug-ins. Your knowledge and support has been top-notch, you guys really saved me from losing a long time customer.
Randy S., San Diego
Open-Realty
I have to say that Open Realty has really grown into an extremely versatile product. I am truly impressed and can't wait to see what you guys have in store for the future.
Jerry O.
Open-Realty® 3.2.0 Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of Open-Realty 3.2. This release adds a large number of new features and improvements, and also addresses bugs reported or located since our last release. Some of the highlights from this release are the templating of the following Open-Realty generated emails:

  1. New Listing Notification
  2. New Agent Notification
  3. New Member Notification
  4. Agent Singup Email
  5. Member Signup Email

Also included: improved control over image and thumbnail sizes for Agent images via Site Config, new template tags to display statistical information of numeric listing data, and the ability to quickly change "active" and "featured" status of listings from the main Edit Listings page.

We also spent some time adding more CSS3 and Web 2.0 stuff to the HTML5 example template. It's definitely worth checking out.

Bug Fixes

  • [OR-69] - Fixed {rss_webroot}not working for the new rss_latestlisting feeds.
  • [OR-71] - Fixed Colorbox display that was broken due to a change in the colorbox callback names
  • [OR-72] - Fixed Support and Documentation links in main OR administration area.
  • [OR-68] - CSS styling fixed for license key entry
  • [OR-74] - Fix float display issue with application header on lead editor
  • [OR-75] - media__create was not creating the listing/user specific directories under files/listing or fiels/users when someone tries to upload..
  • [OR-83] - General improvements to media__create API command reducing amount of file system activity, and also improving image cleanup from system tmp folder in some edge cases we could leave files behind.
  • [OR-70] - Jquery filedrop being loaded in OR front end via {load_js}
  • [OR-86] - preview_page.png not using {template_url}in edit_listing.html file.
  • [OR-93] - {cat_parent_seoname}does not work in the blog_cat URLs
  • [OR-97] - Sitemap Generation was not HTML encoding the listing URL which could contain an & which would break the XML files validation.
  • [OR-103] - Fixed labels on upload button when uploading files/vtours so they did not say upload picture.
  • [OR-105] - Listing detail Next/Prev did not display the correct Max number of listings when max search result is enforced via site config.
  • [OR-106] - Fix parsing of {listings_custom_search_result_block}tags where args have multiple options, when entered via the page/blog editor. The html encoding was breaking our tag parser.
  • [OR-90] - Uploading Images larger then the max file size, when using the old upload file form, was resulting in a successful upload message, with no image actually being uploaded.
  • [OR-51] - Fixed css for media widget, which was forcing thumbnail width to 100px instead of max-width of 100px
  • [OR-109] - Fix Open-Realty Search Result Page so that when doing property class specific searches only fields assigned to that class are shown.
  • [OR-109] - Fix {field_X_block}tags, they were not always working correctly.
  • [OR-114] - Fix handling of upload of ext images via the media widget, only the last image was actually being uploaded. OR-114
  • [OR-115] - Fix filters on Listing Editor and User Editor, so you are sent to page 0 if you modify the filter
  • [OR-119] - Fixex a bug with drag and drop file uploads being limited to 1MB

New Features / Improvements

  • [OR-84] - PRO ONLY Added ability to return statistical data on specific (numeric) listing fields, such as the average, min, max, and median values for all listings or listings of a specified class. Tags are {listing_stat_FUNCTION_field_FIELDNAME_value} and {listing_stat_FUNCTION_field_FIELDNAME_value_pclass_X}
  • [OR-111] - PRO ONLY Added new Listing Statistics block to Admin page, which provides a simple (configurable) break down of average home price, sq. ft., etc..for all property classes
  • [OR-14] - API - Added media__delete command
  • [OR-94] - API - media__create: Improved performance of remote image retrieval to disk by doing multiple concurrent requests.
  • [OR-95] - API - Update listing__delete API command to use media__delete to remove all media.
  • [OR-91] - API - Add additional info output to listing__search, such as the limit used.
  • [OR-73] - One click Upgrade should record to activity log and also show version that it upgraded to when it is complete.
  • [OR-78] - Allow Open-Realty to set the reply to header in the email to the member's email address on the the feedback email that is sent to the agent, so the agent can reply directly to the mail.
  • [OR-85] - Created {custom_search_has_result}tag for use within the custom search result block.
  • [OR-14] - Media Widget now allows the agent/admin to delete all photos, vtours, or files from a single listing in one click.
  • [OR-10] - New QR Codes for use on both Agent (view_user) pages {agent_qr_code_link}and {user_qr_code_link}
  • [OR-29] - Templated the following system generated emails. New Listing Notification to Admin, New Agent Notification to Admin, New Member Notification to Admin, Agent Singup Email, Member Signup Email
  • [OR-25] - Added limit value for popular and random listings, independent of "Number of Featured Listings:"
  • [OR-77] - Make {listing_hit_count}tag work with edit_listing.html administration page
  • [OR-82] - Create template tags that display the listing creation date and last updated date: {listing_creation_date}and {listing_last_modified_date}
  • [OR-96] - Remove old code supporting GD v1, and improve handling of PNG and GIF images
  • [OR-98] - Improve Error Message shown when incapable browsers like IE try to use drag and drop file features.
  • [OR-99] - Make it possible to enable & disable featured and active status on listings from the edit_listings page.
  • [OR-18] - Add {listing_favorite_block}and {!listing_favorite_block}tags to show/hide content if a listing is in the users favorite list.. Works on listing detial page and any other page that calls the replace_listing_field_tags() function
  • [OR-51] - Add separate image size, resize options for agents photos.
  • [OR-80] - Add template tags {active_listing_count}and {active_listing_count_pclass_X}, these work from admin and frontend.
  • [OR-108] Create {field_caption_X}and {textarea_caption_X}tags to show field caption on the search result page inside the {search_result_dataset}block
  • [OR-110] - Created new {foreach_pclass_block}block level tag that will repeat the content once for each property class. Available tags in this new block are {pclass_id}and {pclass_name}
  • [OR-112] - Add css class to search result page headers, based on field sort order.. Class names will be sort_DESCor sort_ASC
  • [OR-114] - Improved display of ext images thumbnails in media widget.
  • [OR-81] - Improve and Enchnace the HTML5 Template
  • [OR-118] Update Installer to include more listings, and updated index page.

Add-on considerations

  • Any add-ons that used the internal make_thumb_gd() media handler function will need to be updated to use the Media API instead for thumbnail creation. The IDXManager add-on was affected by this change and an upgrade is available in tandem with this release.

Misc

  • [OR-87] - Update phpqrcode library to v1.1.4
  • [OR-88] - Update phpmailer to v5.2.1
  • [OR-89] - Update phpcapthca (Securimage) to v3.1
  • [OR-116] - Update CKEditor to v3.6.3

Support for our products is not handled via this blog. If you have questions about Open-Realty®, or need support, please use the following links:

Sales:     Sales questions
Support:  Support

Comments (3)
Wayne McGowan says:
Great job guys
05/22/2012 01:39 AM
elberluna says:
Thank you for allowing use Free Open Realty. But I have some discomfort for some time and to change my page to another CMS would be like starting over, is this feeling that every day are closing many things for free users. open realty 3.2 and 3.2.1 is disastrous, does not allow to upload photos to your ads. They should try first if the update is working well and this constant updates create a lot of work
05/27/2012 10:42 AM
Ryan Bonham says:
elberluna, > open realty 3.2 and 3.2.1 is disastrous, does not allow to upload photos to your ads There was a bug in 3.2.0 that caused an issue if you were uploading photos with exif data, that was fixed in 3.2.1. >, is this feeling that every day are closing many things for free users We have not closed off any existing features for Free users, we have added Pro only features. If you want some of the advanced Pro features, Open-Realty Pro is only $149. That is a steal for software that is going to power your entire online business. > They should try first if the update is working well and this constant updates create a lot of work You may not realize this but the entire open-realty.org website is powered by Open-Realty. We upgrade it to ever single new release BEFORE we push that update out to customers. We also update our demo site, and one live customer site with our releases BEFORE they go out for distribution. Keeping your site's upgraded, is a very simple process. Using the one click upgrade in the Open-Realty admin area most upgrades take only a second or two to do. Where template changes are involved most updates can still be applied in a matter of minutes if you are familiar with Open-Realty's template system.
07/26/2012 09:44 PM
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