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

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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 D.

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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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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 have to say that Open Realty has really grown into an extremely versatile product. ...
Jerry O.

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You guys have excellent service ...
Scott K.

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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
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
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
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
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 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 & 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 & 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 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
You guys have excellent service
Scott K.
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
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
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.
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
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.
IDXManager
I have been successfully using IDXManager for years now, thank you for the great product.
Tyson K.
Open-Realty
Thanks again for your amazing support!
Chris F.
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
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
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
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.
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® 3.2.2 Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of Open-Realty v3.2.2. This is an exciting release for us and includes not only a number of small bug fixes but some very useful new features and polish. We have improved the default appearance and styling of all email templates, listing notifications, and gave the main administration area landing page an overdue makeover.

 

A long-requested feature, which I think our OR Professional edition users will love is the new Menu Editor. With the OR Menu Editor you can create and modify nested navigation menus on your web site via a friendly and easy to use interface, without having to edit the template files. We have implemented 2 editable menus in our HTML5 example template to demonstrate how this navigation menu creation and editing system works and can be used. As you can see from the screenshot (click for bigger version), the menu editor is very simple and form driven, the tree on the left represents the menu as constructed and allows the user to arrange menu items by dragging them to the desired locations.

For customers doing large MLS imports using TransparentRETS, you should see a small improvement in photo import times, due to revisions applied to the media database tables which help improve the performance of the media__create API command.

We expanded the capabilities of the OR activity log view, so you can now sort and search your logs.

Bug Fixes

  • [OR-15] - New Lisitng Twitter Notification was not checking if listing was active.
  • [OR-129] - Striped spaces from "Listing Display Sections" prior to use in OR functions
  • [OR-132] - Fix Notice: Undefined variable: config error cuased by the tag
  • [OR-133] - Fixed some PHP notice errors
  • [OR-135] - Fix cleanup of and tags on search results page.
  • [OR-139] - API media__create add extra safety check to ensure remote photos are always downloaded or if the connection fails do not import the photos.
  • [OR-140] - API media__delete was logging to activity log when called by listing__delete, which could potentally filll up the logs unnecessarily.
  • [OR-145] - Blog Archive link urlencodeing was encoding the / in the {archive_date}which it should not..
  • [OR-147] - {verification_email_link}tag was not being parsed in email templates.
  • [OR-151] - Email templates were not parsing {template_url}and other useful tags
  • [OR-153] - vtour template was missing its default style sheet.
  • [OR-157] - Fix listing page next_prev so when you go to the calculator the next_prev does not disappear
  • [OR-158] - NextPrev didget was not respecting 0 value fields. On page 2 of the search results the 0 value field could be dropped from the GET variables resulting in different results.
  • [OR-160] - Remove unused checkActive function from listing.inc.php
  • [OR-163] - When a member signed-up using the Pro Contact form, the templated email for member signup and member notification was not being used.
  • [OR-164] - Email Verification was not sending the template user notification email.
  • [OR-166] - Agent/Member fields that were set to display only to admin were incorrectly being rendered on signup forms.
  • [OR-167] - {agent_login_link}was not rendering properly in agent_activation_email.html
  • [OR-170] - Fixed some JS Errors in IE8 caused by console calls used for debugging
  • [OR-171] - Big problem with Contact Agent Form that allowed spammers to bypass member signup, also enforced the use of a captcha to prevent spam abuse.
  • [OR-173] - Prevent Divide By Zero Errors on listing detail page, when images are missing.

New Features/Improvements

  • [OR-81] - Improved design of all email templates
  • [OR-131] - Allow user to customize display locations for custom listing template sections in the listing editor, we were previously forcing these to be centered.
  • [OR-134] - Improve performance of the replace_user_field_tags() function by only parsing image tags that actually exist on the page.
  • [OR-136] - Altered hook system to only load .php files
  • [OR-142] - Updated User Manager to allow the use of image template tags in its template.
  • [OR-143] - View log: Moved output to datatables, so columns can be sorted and #rows per page selected.
  • [OR-146] - Make {save_search_link}work outside of the next/prev widget on the search result page.
  • [OR-148] - Make a template tag {notify_results_link}for the listing notification email template to build a link to the search results page.. Eg. <a href="{notify_results_link}">Click Here To View</a>
  • [OR-141] - Added Blog, Page, and Lead Count Information to main administration area page.
  • [OR-149] - Improved the generation of the form element for the Floor Agents on the Social tab. For sites with >1000 Agents this previously could cause the page to render very slowly.
  • [OR-152] - Make the {custom_search_result_block}allow template tags to be used in the $args list when used with the listing_detail template.
  • [OR-155] - You can now include the lead form fields in 'agent_lead_notification.html' that were populated by the user when they filed out the form.
  • [OR-159] - OR Pro Created a new navigation menu management system for creating nested navigation menus that can include Page Editor pages and common site actions.
  • [OR-161] - Added a button to switch between view/edit page modes of a lead
  • [OR-165] - User Moderation will now send templated member_activation_email.html and agent_activation_email.html messages
  • [OR-168] - Added INDEX to all media file_name DB columns, such as listingsimages_file_name to speed up media__create API
  • [OR-169] - Moved "images" lang var and <hr />tag from listing image block {listing_images}tag to the default listing_detail template.
  • [OR-172] - Wrap add favorites text in a div with a class so it can be styled.

Changed template files

  • admin/template/default/tabs.css
  • admin/template/default/leadmanager_edit.html
  • admin/template/default/user_manager.html
  • admin/template/default/add_lead.html
  • admin/template/default/menu_editor_index.html
  • admin/template/default/listing_editor_image_display.html
  • admin/template/default/or_index.html
  • admin/template/default/style.css
  • admin/template/default/email/member_activation_email.html
  • admin/template/default/email/lead_assigned.html
  • admin/template/default/email/member_signup_notification.html
  • admin/template/default/email/member_signup_email.html
  • admin/template/default/email/agent_activation_email.html
  • admin/template/default/email/new_listing_notification.html
  • admin/template/default/email/agent_lead_notification.html
  • admin/template/default/email/agent_signup_notification.html
  • admin/template/default/email/user_lead_notification.html
  • admin/template/default/addon_manager.html
  • admin/template/default/view_leads.html
  • admin/template/default/listing_editor_vtour_display.html
  • admin/template/default/view_log.html
  • admin/template/OR_small/main.html
  • template/default/vtour_default.html
  • template/default/contact_agent_free.html
  • template/default/style_vtour.css
  • template/default/notify_listings_default.html
  • template/default/style_default.css
  • template/default/contact_agent_pro.html
  • template/default/listing_detail_default.html
  • template/html5/admin_bar.css
  • template/html5/main.html
  • template/html5/style.css

 

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