Coastal Carolina Association of REALTORS - New Upgrades and New Features - Sold Data and Open House

19 Jul 2017

We're happy to announce that we have added three major enhancements. One is a new add-on related to additional data types and two are enhancements related to new search and display functionality.

  1. $55.00 / month optional feature - Sold data
  2. Included with your monthly service - Open house search and display
  3. Included with your monthly service - Search by sold date (included with sold data)

Here is more detail about these three major enhancements:

  1. Sold data

    We maintain 5-6 years of sold data, approximately 172,000 sold properties, which is 13.5 times more than non-sold. Since each property can have up to 25 images, this is potentially 4,300,000 images. Currently, we host the listing data and the property images. There are real costs in managing and storing this data so there is an additional charge for those clients who wish to have sold data on their website. This cost helps us maintain the data as well as create and manage specific features for such data.

    What’s New:

    1. Favorited properties will now send email alerts when a property has sold
    2. Improvements to the property detail view. See item #3 “Search by sold date (included with sold data)” below.

    Upgrade Form - Fill this out if you wish to add Sold data to your site.

    If your site already has sold data and you wish to continue with it using the newly re-structured format, you do not need to do anything as we will simply add the cost to your next bill starting August 1, 2017. We plan to update all invoices on July 21, 2017.

  2. Open house search and display (included with monthly maintenance service)

    A Little History:

    Open house information is entered using your MLS software (Paragon).

    What’s New:

    1. Open house is now a searchable property feature. You will have to enable this new field in the back-end in order for it to appear on the search form. This 3 minute knowledgebase video shows how to customize property features on the search form.
    2. An open house banner showing the date and time appears on the property summary page and the property detail page. Also, all the open house info displays in the property feature section for every property that has an upcoming open house. When available, this includes start date/time, end date/time and agent’s public open house comments.
    3. Since open house is now a searchable field, landing pages that show only open houses can be created. For example, to only show properties with an open house, append the following parameter (without quotes) to the query string "/openhouse_yn:yes".
    4. To show open houses today, append the following parameter (without quotes) to the query string "/openhouse:1". To show all open houses in the next 7 days, use "/openhouse:7"
  3. Search by sold date (included with sold data)

    What’s New:

    1. Sold date is now a searchable property feature. You will have to enable this new field in the back-end in order for it to appear on the search form. This 3 minute knowledgebase video shows how to customize property features on the search form.
    2. Sold data displays in the property feature section for every property that has been sold. When available, this includes listing date, sold date, approximate days on market, how long ago it was sold, asking price, sold price and the difference between the asking price and the sold price.
    3. Since sold date is now a searchable field, landing pages that show only sold properties can be created. For example, to only show properties sold in the last 1 days, append the following parameter (without quotes) to the query string "/solddate:1". This will show properties sold today and yesterday. To show all sold properties in the last 7 days, use "/solddate:7"