Testimonial

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

Testimonial

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

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

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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.

Testimonial

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

Testimonial

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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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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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 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 transparent has always been very speedy and helpful with my problems also. ...
jabezus

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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

Testimonial

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.

Testimonial

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.

Testimonial

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.

Testimonial

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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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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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.
Open-Realty
Thanks again for your amazing support!
Chris F.
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 & 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
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.
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
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.
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 & 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
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 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 transparent has always been very speedy and helpful with my problems also. So a big thank you!
jabezus
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
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
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 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 & 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
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
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® 3.1.12 Released

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We are happy to announce the release of Open-Realty® 3.1.12. This release contains a number of bug fixes, as well as some features that users have been asking for such as the ability to override the mobile browser detection and overriding the default Title, Keywords, and MetaData for any page generated through Open-Realty®.

This release also contains a new contact_agent_pro.html template for use with OR Pro edition. This new template features an ajax-driven single page contact agent form. The contact_agent_pro.html template allows for seamless member account detection and registration and only requires the user's email address and name. If the site visitor filling out the contact form is not already a Member, a Member account is setup automatically and login credentials are mailed to them. This new template and functionality was created based on feedback from OR Pro edition users who wanted a way to streamline the contact agent process while retaining the use of the Lead Manager.

Bug Fixes

  • Change relative links in column headers to absolute.
  • Make the "Read More" link on short textareas use the full URL instead of relative.
  • Fix Demo Mode so it prevents agents from changing their password.
  • Fix next_prev on blog index, when blogs per page and listings per page settings are different.
  • Make sure we encode any %2F in the URL as %252F for APACHE.
  • Site Map Generation now shows the message "Sitemap Generation Complete"
  • Next/Prev when used on the listing detail page will no longer disappear after clicking the "Save Search" button
  • Default behavior for Xoom Tablets is set to desktop mode and not mobile
  • Fix pagination issue with the Next 100 Button in the User Manager
  • Fixed Next/Prev so it shows "users" instead of "listings" when displayed in the User Manager
  • Fixed behavior of filter when moving between pages in User Manager
  • Fix load_local_api API function which was not processing the username/password sent to it.

New Features

  • PRO EDITION: New Contact Agent Form. Simplified contact form is now all on one page and features automatic member account creation
  • /index.php now redirects to the OR installer if the installer has never been run.
  • Prevent {link_calc}from throwing a notice error if called from a page where $_GET['listingID'] is not set. You can now use {link_calc}and {link_calc_url}from any template file.
  • HOOKS: Add new hook: replace_meta_template_tags to allow overriding the default Title, Keywords, and MetaData for a page.
  • HOOKS: Add new hook: detect_mobile_browser which gets passed the user agent string and can override the default behavior

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 (2)
leeforbes says:
how do I implament the new contact_agent_pro.html into my custom template?
02/09/2012 11:14 AM
bwhurd says:
I know this is not the right place, but I am frustrated beyond belief. On the listingmanager.html page, what is the template tag to call different values from the lead form?
02/13/2012 01:48 AM
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