- Created on 24 March 2012
Stallion Online Services, LLC began development of a commercial RETS bridge for Real Estate about 10 months ago, and theyâ€™re currently in the process of making their software, iPALS (internet Properties Automatic Listing System), compatible with EZ Realty.
What does iPALS do? In a nutshell, the Stallion Online Services internet Properties Automatic Listing Systems (iPALS) is a Patent Pending process which is an import and maintenance script that creates a seamless, simultaneous bridge between RETS servers and popular Joomla! Real Estate components, such as EZ Realty. When the script is run, either manually or via CRON job, the script will:
- ·Import Agents
- ·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)
- ·Downloading of images from the RETS server
- ·and much more
Why iPALS? Localization of data and images, and improved SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Many Real Estate website providers "wrap" the data into your website. The problem: all of the links for that data points back to the website providers website, and not yours. With iPALS, all of the listings are stored in a database for YOUR website, allowing for hundred, even thousands, of links back to your site, so YOU can make the sale.