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

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

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 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

Testimonial

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

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

Testimonial

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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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

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

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

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

Testimonial

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

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 D.

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

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

Testimonial

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

Testimonial

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

Testimonial

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

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

You guys have excellent service ...
Scott K.

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

Testimonial

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.
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
IDXManager
I have been successfully using IDXManager for years now, thank you for the great product.
Tyson K.
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 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 & 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
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 & 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 transparent has always been very speedy and helpful with my problems also. So a big thank you!
jabezus
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
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
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
You guys have excellent service
Scott K.
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® Extras Launched
10/20/2011 09:52 PM

I am pleased to announce that we have launched a new Open-Realty® Extras directory on this site. The new OR Extras section replaces our old separate add-ons web site and it is better integrated with the rest of the main OR web site.. The new Extras directory allows add-on and template developers to list their products making it easy to find new ways to expand the features and change the look of your OR-based web site. We will also be adding some new official Transparent Tech add-ons and templates to the Extras directory over the next couple of months. For add-on developers we have also updated the Framework add-on specifically (which is available for download via the new OR Extras directory), which includes examples of the latest add-on features, API, and template system

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TransparentRETS v2.1.1 Released
10/19/2011 10:01 PM

We have released an update to our TransparentRETS add-on for Open-Reatly® v3.1.10+. This new release adds the ability to link to photos from a RETS server instead of downloading them to your hosting account. This can greatly speed-up a RETS import, while saving clients a lot of storage and bandwidth. The RETS server must support obtaining photo links using the "location=1" flag, this feature is optional in the RETS specification and not all RETS server vendors presently support doing this. You will need to check with the MLS or their server vendor to see if their RETS server supports this option. If you have any questions regarding a specific RETS server's ability to support this feature our sales team can assist you in determining comparability assuming you have your login credentials to the RETS server in question.

TransparentRETS v2.1.1

New Features

  • Added support for the optional "location=1" RETS parameter. This provides the ability to store links to photos stored on the RETS server instead of downloading and storing raw photos.

Bug Fixes

  • Ensure any empty fields are always created with an empty value.
  • Prevent double escaping any imported photo descriptions.

Note: If you are running an OR version prior to v3.1.10 you will need to upgrade OR first before upgrading TransparentRETS.

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Open-Realty® v3.1.10 released!
10/17/2011 01:20 PM

Open-Realty® v3.1.10 has been released. This release has added a number of enhancements mostly targeted at add-on developers, to allow add-ons to interact with OR in more ways.

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How to create scrolling featured listings
10/15/2011 09:10 PM

One of the really great things about Open-Realty is how flexibile the design of your site can be. In the v3.1.9 release of Open-Realty we added a new block tag {listings_custom_search_result_block}. You can use this new tag to make some very cool widgets for your site. Today I am going to show you how to use this new tag to build a vertically scrolling featured listing widget. This does not require the use of an add-on, it is simply some simple JS, HTML, and CSS you are going to add to your template..

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Open-Realty® v3.1.9 released!
10/10/2011 12:11 PM

Open-Realty v3.1.9 has been released.

Detailed Changelog

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed broken jQuery Tools calls for tabs that used the history plugin.
  • PHP Safe Mode Enabled Warning Message was not being displayed during installation.
  • Securimage - improved visibility of text colors in these captchas. .
  • Changed hard-coded in-line styles for the captcha to CSS classes in the default stylesheet. Refined the Securimage captcha layout to remove items such as hard-coded tags that prevent full customization.
  • Make Blog RSS Post and Comments feed sort by date, as not all RSS readers will sort by the pubDate correctly.
  • Fixed jQuery validation of checkbox fields that are required.
  • Fix behavior of {link_add_favorites_url}tag on search results page.
  • Fix php error when deleting pdf files via ckeditor filemanager.

New Features:

  • Updated jQuery Tools library to v1.2.6
  • Updated CKEditor to v3.6.2
  • Add {!listing_field_FIELDNAME_block}which allows the display data when a field is not filled-in or or does not exist for a particular listing.
  • New Tag: {listings_custom_search_result_block}allows you to perform a search and return listing results, to main.html and any Blog or Page Editor page.
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Open-Realty® 3.1.8 Release
08/10/2011 12:00 PM

Open-Realty v3.1.8 has been released. This is strictly a bug-fix release to address issues found in OR v3.1.7 introduced by the recent update of jQuery which prevented IE browser users from using certain functions in the administration area.

Detailed Changelog

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed broken jQuery ajax call on blog publisher page, which was breaking tabs and add post functionality.
  • Fixed jQuery issue in IE which prevented use of certain administration functions in Site Config.
  • Remove compatibility mode from OR_Small admin template that was forcing IE8 standards mode.
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Open-Realty® 3.1.7 Released
08/07/2011 09:28 PM

Open-Realty v3.1.7 has been released. This release addresses recently reported bugs, updates to several jQuery libs, and provides a few enhancements.

Detailed Changelog

Bug Fixes:

  • Patched the Blog Keywords for metadata
  • Fixed bug in listing status detection in listing__read command that affected sites using listing expiration.
  • Member signups initited from the contact Agent form, now correctly trigger email verification if enabled in Site Config.
  • Skip referrer check on send email when accessed via verify email address link. [OR-3]
  • Fix link in new user notifications that are sent to the Admin [OR-1]
  • Fix bug in listing__update API that allowed the use of duplicate seotitles.
  • Fix Page URL Parsing when the SEO link is only set to seo_title.
  • Twitter Disconnect link now works properly [OR-6]
  • Fix URL parsing when using the 'select_users_template' GET variable. [OR-8]
  • Fix max length validation for textarea fields. [OR-7]
  • Fix the ability to save 'no' values for checkbox fields.
  • Fix the ability for Agents to change their password.
  • Fix "permission denied" message if an Agent attempted to edit a different user account.
  • Fix RSS Item Title in Blog Post RSS feed. [OR-9]
  • Improve SEO parsing for listing pages when using the {listing_id} tag.
  • Fix link to tooltip image for Edit User page.
  • Added missing vtour image to the html5 demonstration template.
  • Fix modified date for listing pages in the sitemap.

Language Changes:

  • Fixed link at admin_challenge_phrase lang variable (original.inc.php)
  • Updating pt-br language file (3_0_0.inc.php)
  • Added "Your feedback has been sent to:" (your_feedback_has_been_sent) message LANG variable  [OR-4]

Enhancements:

  • Update to wordpress-inject feature to support wordpress export files v1.1 as well as v1.0
  • Enabled the 'selected_language_template' variable to be passed via a GET or a POST variable.
  • Added support for 'listingview_main.html' templte file which can be optionally loaded for listing detail pages that need to bypass (replace) the content normally displayed via 'main.html'.
  • Added {is_mobile} and {!is_mobile} permission tags.  *Note these tags act independently of the mobile template, if  a user is using a mobile device, regardless of if they are viewing the regular or mobile template, the tags will correctly detect if the visitor is using a mobile device and allow/deny content accordingly. [OR-12]

Javascript Changes:

  • jQuery to v1.6.1
  • jQueryUI to v1.8.13
  • jQuery datatables to v1.8.0
  • jQuery fullcalendar to v1.5.1
  • jQuery colorbox to v1.3.17.2
  • jQuery validate to v1.8.1
  • jQuery Tools to v1.2.5
  • jQuery weekcalendar to v2.0 https://github.com/themouette/jquery-week-calendar
  • ckEditor to v3.6.1
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Transparent Technologies Community Portal
07/21/2011 05:45 PM

Transparent Techologies, is happy to announce we have launced a new community support portal to allow customers to communicate, ask questions, and share ideas about all of our products and services. This new community portal uses the same login information as our Helpdesk and Billing system uses, which means you have a single login to both locations. For customers already using our<a data-cke-saved-href="http://transparent-tech.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=578022c1ad4e376526be978b9&id=6e5da22b01&e=c7558851c1" href="http://transparent-tech.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=578022c1ad4e376526be978b9&id=6e5da22b01&e=c7558851c1" "="" target="_blank"> Open-Realty Community Forums, this new community area will be replacing the old forums. For the time being we are going to leave the forums active, after 30 days we will be marking the forums as read only, so the great content that is already there will remain avaliable.

You can access the new community support portal at http://community.transparent-tech.com

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Open-Realty® 3.1.6 Released
06/22/2011 02:06 PM

Open-Realty v3.1.6 has been released. This release contains an important security patch, as well as some bug fixes and minor enhancements. We highly recommend all users upgrade to this latest release.

Detailed Changelog

Security Fix:

  • Fix potential XSS vulnerabilites, and a possible admin-side SQL injection vulnerability.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix the maintenance mode page display.
  • Fixed a notice error caused by uninitialized variable in listing api
  • Fixed a permission check on listing__read API command that could potentially be used to allow non Agents to read expired listings.
  • Fixed the after_user_login developer's hook, which was being triggered incorrectly.

Enhancements:

  • Only users with Admin privileges can delete other users with Admin privileges.
  • Set PHP Session Garbage collection to enforce 100% cleanup for development installs when using the 'devignoreinstall' option.
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Open-Realty v3 - One Year Later
06/15/2011 12:26 PM

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. 

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