Testimonial

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

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

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

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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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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 guys have excellent service ...
Scott K.

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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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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 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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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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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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I have been successfully using IDXManager for years now, thank you for the great product. ...
Tyson K.
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
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
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
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
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
Thanks again for your amazing support!
Chris F.
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
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
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 & 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.
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 guys have excellent service
Scott K.
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
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
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.
IDXManager
I have been successfully using IDXManager for years now, thank you for the great product.
Tyson K.
Open-Realty® v3.1.2 Released

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Open-Realty v3.1.2 has been released. This is a bug fix release to address a couple of issues that were found.

Upgrade Notes

Customers performing the upgrade using the "Upgrade Avaliable" link from within the OR Administration area.

1. Backup your OR site files and your OR database.

2. if you have modified any files located in the following folders:

/template/lazuli
/template/cms_integration
/template/html5
/template/mobile
/admin/template/OR_small
/admin/template/cms_admin_integration

You will need to copy these folders to new folders using different folder names before upgrading. These template folders will ALWAYS be overwritten during the upgrade. If you have made changes to any of the contents of these folders and you do not rename that folder first before upgrading, any custom template changes will be lost.


Also any changes made to files in the following template folders will be lost. You should NEVER modify these template files directly.

/template/default
/admin/template/default

Any other existing template folders will be ignored by the upgrade.

3. Customer's upgrading from 3.0.x During the upgrade you will first be upgraded to v3.0.13. This version simply contains a patch for the update system itself. You will need to refresh your Administration home page and click the "Upgrade Avaliable" link a second time to obtain the OR v3.1 upgrade.

4. After the upgrade is complete, customers upgrading from 3.0.x, can delete any template files from your custom template folder(s) that you have not actually modified. This will allow Open-Realty to load default template files for those instead. See my comments on the simplified template management for more information.

Customers who are performing a manual upgrade.

1. Backup your OR site files and your OR database.

2. If you have modified any of the following templates, rename the folders and set your template in Site Config to use one of the new public/admin template folder names you used.

/template/lazuli
/template/cms_integration
/template/html5
/template/mobile
/admin/template/OR_small
/admin/template/cms_admin_integration

Also any changes made to files in the following template folders will be lost. You should NEVER modify these template files directly.

/template/default
/admin/template/default

3. Download and install the Open-Realty upgrade.

4. After the upgrade is complete, customers upgrading from 3.0.x, can delete any template files from your custom template folder(s) that you have not actually modified. This will allow Open-Realty to load default template files for those instead. See my comments on the simplified template management for more information.

Add-on Compatibility for customer upgrading from Open-Realty® 3.0.x

Since we have removed the database table 'classlistingsdb' in OR v3.1.0, any add-ons that looked-up or stored property class ID# information in this table will now need to be updated to use the 'listings_db_pclass_id' column that has been added to the existing 'listingsdb' database table.

If you are uncertain if any of your add-ons use the 'classlistingsdb' DB table or not, you should not upgrade until you can verify with the add-on's maker or for yourself. Add-ons that only need to read information from OR that reference this table to do so will simply fail. Add-ons that write data to OR's database that reference this table may only partially fail, and could possibly corrupt your OR listing database.

Updates to our commercial MLS import add-ons such as the IDXManager and TransparentRETS are already underway and will be completed within a few days of OR v3.1's release.

Detailed Changelog

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed problem with vtour display when using SEO Friendly URLS
  • Fix field order as returned by fields__metadata API command.
  • Fix a grouping issue with pclass searches that cuased a negative performance hit on mysql 5.0
  • Fixed Issued with Image Upload in the WYSIWYG Editor throwing session errors.
  • Fix ordering of classes returned by API command class__metadata, it now sorts by class_rank
  • Fix error in listing__read API that would cause a SQL error when not logged in.
  • Fix captcha issue on "Email a Friend"
  • Fix display of "User is Inactive" message in user manager.

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)
ican says:
Thanks for the update but the issue with changing the property class in listing editor still exist. If I edit a property and change the property class lets say from Home to Commercial, it says it's updated but when you go back to it, the property class reverts to the original "home" Am I the only one having this issue? Thank you
04/05/2011 03:36 PM
mh5bl says:
Hello, got the ungrade to work. really do like this app. I am still having trouble tho with the RSS feed not having a heading TAG for the blog feeds. See my post about it on the forum http://support.open-realty.org/showthread.php?26060-rss_blog_posts
04/23/2011 08:37 AM
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