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

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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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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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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 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 have been successfully using IDXManager for years now, thank you for the great product. ...
Tyson 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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I have to say that transparent has always been very speedy and helpful with my problems also. ...
jabezus

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

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

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You guys have excellent service ...
Scott K.

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

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One year ago we released Open-Realty® v3.0,  which included new features like our Blog Manager, customizable SEO URL generation, the ability to post listings to Twitter, and a lot of other desirable features and improvements. The v3.0 release also marked the retirement of our open source project version of Open-Realty® and for the first time, professional commercial support was offered as a part of our OR v3 Professional Edition License. There was much speculation from the open source community and our usual detractors about OR moving from what was essentially a "free beer" business model to a commercial business model, and some naysayers even went so far as to insist that OR could never survive if offered as a commercially supported application. 

Fast-forward to now, a year later. What has happened? We have worked very hard and invested heavily over the past year to continue to improve Open-Realty®. As always, we resolve to do our very best to exceed both our old, and new customers' expectations. Adoption of Open-Realty v3.0, has surpassed what we projected for its first year, racking-up nearly 10,000 orders so far. More importantly, just as we promised our users a year ago, we have been able to provide feature updates and fixes more often, releasing no less than 18 free updates since OR v3's debut last year. Our development team has been able to respond to issues reported by our customers faster than ever before. We have added many new features like Mobile browser detection and support, Floor Agents, and template fallback support just to name a scant few. We also made a number of performance improvements to our search engine, and added new API commands to allow developers and the programs they create to more easily interact with Open-Realty® data, and to expand OR's core feature set and capabilities.

Over the last year we have also been very busy with IDX FTP and RETS import inquiries and sales of our MLS import add-ons. In tandem with the release of OR v3 we also released updated versions of our popular TransparentRETS and IDXManager MLS import software. We have also used the last year to further expand the range and number of RETS and IDX FTP feeds a developer using our software can accommodate. Our TransparentRETS and IDXManager add-ons remain the most adaptable, compatible, dependable, and flexible commercial do-it-yourself MLS import software available on the market today at any price.

In celebration of the 1 year anniversary of the release of Open-Realty® v3, we are offering 25% off the purchase price of an OR Professional License. Just use coupon code "1YRANNIV" when ordering.

What is next for Transparent Technologies and Open-Realty® in the upcoming year? Work on our next major release (OR v4) has been underway for some time, and we remain very excited about the future of OR as we embrace more emerging technologies and expand its core features. One thing all of our customers demand equally are faster websites that are capable of managing more real estate listings and providing a better experience for more and more concurrent site visitors. With our next version we will be focused primarily on improving the performance of OR overall, allowing even larger real estate listing databases and data sets to be managed. Along with performance improvements, we have also been working to complete our developer's API. In our next major release, every part of OR will use and depend on the API. This means that developers will have an unprecedented ability to customize, enhance, and build upon the Open-Realty® platform, while maintaining compatibility with future versions. These are just a few things we are working on now for the next big release, and there will be a lot more. Once we are a little further into our development cycle we will be offering a developer's preview for add-on developers so they will have the opportunity to start updating existing add-ons and creating new add-ons before the final release is made available.

To our customers and those who have remained loyal to our products and services and whose suggestions and criticisms have helped us improve Open-Realty® over what is now almost a decade: You are responsible for our success. THANK YOU! Without you, we would probably all be doing something for a living we did not enjoy as much as making Open-Realty®, and we would definitely not get to work with so many diverse and creative web site developers.

To our detractors, and those who would ride our coattails while proclaiming Open-Realty® is doomed to fail: Our software is better and more powerful than ever, and continues to be the most popular software available for building real estate web sites.

We must still be doing something right after almost 10 years of making real estate software, emulation is the highest form of flattery after all.

Ryan Bonham is the CEO and Lead developer of Transparent Technologies, Inc.

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)
Eduardo Marques says:
Congratulations Transparent Technologies, Open-Realty and Ryan Bonham! For sure years will come with O-R still on top! All the best, Eduardo Marques
06/15/2011 12:54 PM
nick-b says:
Congrat's to all! It's been very fun and exciting to spend the last eight yers on board this train! The project has come a long way, and it has only gotten better. We, as hard-core end-users, have really enjoyed experiencing the development process with you, and we truly appreciate all of your time and hard work, as you have continued to keep up with our nagging bug reports and feature requests. Over the past year, I have updated a LOT of the old addons (including those that were orininally developed by others, and later abandoned), and even tried to devote a little bit of time to developing new ones (i know that Eduardo has, as well). I will do my best to make some time available soon to start posting them on the addons site. Again, thank you so much for all of your efforts, and for allowing all of us to share in the overall development process! - Nick B.
06/16/2011 07:15 AM
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