The Stallion Online Services RETS for Real Estate software is an import and maintenance script that creates a seamless bridge between RETS and popular Joomla! Real Estate components. When the script is run, either manually or via CRON, the script will:
- Import Agents
- Import Companies
- Import Property types, such as Residential, Commercial, Lease, and Multi-Family Listings, etc.
- Remove listings
- Update listings
- Update sale types (from For Sale, to Pending, Leased, Sold)
- Geocode listings (creation of latitude and longitude)
- and much more
What makes this script different than what some other developers may have developed? The scripts out there today are multi-step:
- a script runs that downloads residential listings to the server.
- another script runs that downloads commercial listings to the server.
- other scripts run and data is downloaded from RETS.
- Finally, another script runs that processes those downloaded files.
A problem is some custom scripts, that have been developed by other providers, are custom created so that their code can only be edited by the developer. So, for instance, let's say that your MLS makes a change to a field name. The script that was custom designed would have to be edited by the original developer.
iPALS has a file that "ties" the RETS fields to the MySQL database fields. In the event that a change is needed, you just need to edit that file with the new field name, save, load to your server, and the new field is now being used.
The SOS RETS script is an all in one script. Rather than downloading the data to the server, then processing the file, the download and import/update processes are done simultaneously. What does this mean? As the listings are being pulled from RETS, they're being added directly to your Joomla! database tables. Our process is seamless, fast, more secure. Less scripts running means less things that can break.
Web Hosting Support
Your web host can help with any server-related errors you may encounter, such as FTP connectivity, internal server errors, server compatibility issues, and more. Due to many commercial hosting companies "locking down" functions that may be required, and due to our not maintaining/controlling the servers, we will point out what needs to be done, with a valid, active iPALS support subscription, but hosting related issue need to be handled by your hosting providers technical support. Looking for Joomla! * iPALS CERTIFIED hosting? Please visit Stallion Internet.