Quick Install - just point and click with your mouse - and everything is installed in one go.
Responsive design so your listings to look great on all browsers and mobile devices.
Multi-category Support allows you to assign a property listing to display in multiple categories.
Support for MLS/IDX Imports via iPALS RETS Server
EZ Realty will support listings for sale, rent, lease, auction, sale by tender and properties for exchange.
Full Copy Support copies not only the property data - it also generates copies of images and file attachments.
Upload as many images as you want for your property listing. EZ Realty uses the SWF upload system so you can bulk select the images to upload, and easily order them using the image ordering functionality.
Regenerate thumbnails based on the new dimensions that you specify.
Panorama Image Upload Field
Floorplan Upload Support
EPC Certificate Support
General PDF/Doc/Excel Upload Support
Youtube/Virtual Tour Support
Integrated Dynamic Search & configurable ordering of selector lists.
Google mapping and streetview support
Social Networking Icons
Save to shortlist
Recommend to friend
PDF brochure generator
Multiple currency support
Captcha Antispam Support
Multi-agent, FSBO Portal and Paid Listings Support
Data Export Support
Easy Migration of your J2.5x EZ Realty Data
8 assorted modules with a multitude of display configurations
EZ Realty is packed with features, yet is easy to install and configure. It's GNU GPL compliant and has NO encryption or licensing system - so it's a must for all Joomla property sites.
I started out using the component back in the days of J1 and then in J1.5 and successfully hosted one site in particular that listed 5000+ properties, with 2000+ users and handled 2500+ visitors a day without an issue so I was confident that it was robust enough for my needs.
I recently had a critical server issue that presented me with the perfect opportunity to do a fresh rebuild of my websites.
Back in the early days customising the coding was a little tricky and although Kathy's response had always been swift I was a little reluctant to commit the ez realty for the fresh rebuilds - I looked at all the options in depth from iProperty to Jomholiday (this latter one nearly got me) and in the end I came to the conclusion that EzRealty is still the best for my business.
Have now just finished the first of the re-builds I'd like to comment on just how much the component has improved over the years - config & customisation using v7 (on J3) is far easier - I only wished I'd upgraded to it a lot sooner.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this component to anyone looking to build a robust and easy to navigate property or holiday lettings website.
I am working on it in my spare time and language is sometimes an issue, being english not my mother tongue,
Nevertheless, the support is always there to help and solve problems and difficulties quickly and with courtesy, even if some of the issues I could solve looking more carefully in the guide.
I am totally satisfied with the administration and frontend. Easy to install, use and tweak. Overrides are the same as Joomla's, everything you can do in html folder of your template.
Main thing is to go carefully go through configuration and after that you can fill the power of this real estate extension.
Level of difficulty - easy.
I am using Joomla! 3 and Ez Realty v7.
- The setup and functionality is so cryptic you're totally reliant on one person - Kathy - who was quick to reply but unfortunately not always attentive to the question asked and, the support site didn't work (said it was being worked on).
- there are two demo sites visible under two different domains, each compatible with only Joomla 2.5 or 3.0 and with very different layouts which I assumed to be optional templates. I purchased based on using the site that happened to be 2.5 layout, only to be told that the shown layout wasn't compatible with 3.0.
- Uninstalling required manual deletion of tables, there is no way to uninstall within Joomla. Not a big deal but it indicates development problems.
- Contrary to the description above, multiple agent functionality is NOT supported without purchase of EZ Portal, a separate extension. Only found out after purchase.
- the same packaged code supports Realty AND Autos, and Clubs, meaning hundreds of unnecessary files and lines.
- both packages were full of bugs that required hours of core fixes just to get it to work.
After (politely) pointing these problems out to her she cancelled my account with no warning, and locked me out of the support area!
There is NO community forum or knowledgebase. I was left with a half developed site and a developer who wouldn't return my emails. She refunded the payment (without me asking) as I guess it was easier for her to do than fix the code. It wasn't worth it though, for the work required to complete on my own.
The code has potential, the main problem lies with support. With a better community around it I would use it again. Until then, buyer beware.
I apologize for any delay that this customer believes he experienced - however, the fact is I replied to many of his tickets within 15 minutes, many were replied to within just a couple of hours, and all were replied to within my 6-12 hour target. That is not a poor response time - and it's no basis for complaint.
In my own defense, I was involved in a car accident and suffered injuries that left me with impaired vision - so it's entirely possible I didn't see an email that he sent to me.
As for his other claims - I'll address those now:-
Bugs do slip through in spite of extensive pre-release testing - and when this customer identified one - it was fixed for him immediately. Most of his problems stemmed from his own failures though. Failure to use the software as it was designed, failure to attend to basic configuration of the extension, and failure to read documentation.
He was also importing data directly into the database - so he caused a lot of his own problems due to inappropriate data handling. That is not the fault of EZ Realty - that is poor external data management by the client - and something I have no control over.
There was a very extensive user guide available for him to download - 111 pages of instructions and screenshots - there is also online documentation available, online video tutorials covering key skills, and the configuration settings all have built-in explanations of what they are for. He never made use of them - even when I suggested he read them - so his complaint about no resources is untrue.
Of course I maintain 2 different demonstration sites - and each is clearly labelled as to what version of Joomla and EZ Realty is involved. Each version has a different code-base and different design layouts, and I make those demonstration sites available so you can see how the two versions differ. There is no valid reason for this client to be criticizing the demonstration sites. They are there to inform you - so you can make an appropriate purchase decision.
Also untrue are his claims that all of my software products are the same code with different product names. Of course Joomla extensions share similarities - that is the nature of coding - but that doesn't make them all the same.
EZ Realty is designed to be a part of an extensible system of extensions - so that it's functionality can be expanded by the addition of other extensions - eg. EZ Portal. The EZ Realty subscription options are clearly marked on my site - and the product information makes it clear which subscription is required. His failure to purchase the correct subscription is simply due to his own failure to read the subscription description - and it's a reflection of his failure to consider whether the product he intended to purchase was suitable for his business model.
He'd clearly purchased the wrong product for his needs - so I issued him with a refund along with an apology and an explanation. Of course the business relationship ended at that point. I was under no obligation to continue providing him with free support or access to an extension he didn't like, and to accuse me of locking him out of my site for no reason is a complete misrepresentation of the situation.
If it comes to support it is simply outstanding. And we all know how sometimes silly things takes hours. It is worth every single penny. Most important if you want to save yourself time go for full installation option. I was so happy it was on the offer as it save me a lot of unnecessary time. And now next time I won’t need full service as I understand structure and what was done. For first time I would strongly advice to take the option if it is still available. It is very complex extension, especially if you buy portal version it will be a lot to learn. I have been working with Joomla for quite few years from version 1, deal with so many great developers and this extension is one of my favourites and support simply rock.
Love it and see a lot of use for my clients. It is a killer extension. Packed with all the features real estate needs. Your clients will love you for this extension. Brilliant !
Thank you so much.
And we now have an extension that no longer works with the support of Google maps within Joomla 2.5 which is why we chose this extension in the first instance.
Moreover the server now crashes if you (Must Now Disable within the EZ Realty extension) try to use Google maps and brings down the complete web site.
We have now discovered that the only way to get it to now work with Google maps is upgrade to version Joomla 3.0 (additional costs) of which we do NOT require as we only want Google maps to work within our version of the EZ Realty extension.
The bottom line is very disappointing experience for trying to implement and use this EZ Realty extension.
This client should have sought support for the problem - which was due to a change with google mapping services API and not a flaw with EZ Realty. An update was made available within 24 hours of its occurrence and there was NO requirement to upgrade to Joomla 3.0x. The only reason this person has a non-working site is because of their own failure to seek help.
Later discovered that some of features, such as the ability of the client to add new countries and/or new states was omitted.
Although this was initially promised with 1 or 2 weeks, later told that it would not be implemented until the J3.0 version was ready.
For my purposes, this makes the product unusable.
Kathy had now suspended my account.
The review by this particular customer is NOT about EZ Realty.
The client demanded that features scheduled for inclusion in the Joomla 3.0x version of EZ Portal (a completely different component) be moved forward because he wasn't willing to wait. I custom coded the most important for him at no cost - however he became abusive and threatening towards me when I was unable to all of it due to pressing support needs by other customers. He was warned that his behavior would result in support being suspended as per the TOS - but he continued with his abuse and indifference to the needs of other customers, and threatened me with a bad review about EZ Realty if I didn't capitulate to his demands.
This client still has an active account and full access to the downloads - so the claim that his account has been suspended is false.
But the software developer, Kathy, has gone above and beyond to make this process as easy as possible.
She replies quickly to support requests, and takes the time to follow through with each request to make sure the question has been answered and any issues resolved.
One of the best reasons to choose EZ Realty over other choices is the excellent support. Hands down Kathy's support is the best!
Kathy has been hard at work with the restructuring and re-write of this product from the 1.5 release to the newest 2.5 release. Several of her new components have been split from the original component structure for a more robust product which gives the user more flexibility.
I look forward to future releases and products from Kathy.
EZRealty is used on our website to import multiple properties from numerous real Estate Agents. We have found it really easy to implement everything that we needed our site to accomplish.
We had questions in order to get our site www.apanishproperty.com to do certain things with EZRealty. Kathy the developer was so patient with us and the support that she gave was far superior to what we would have expected.
As we are a large site, I would highly recommend this extension to any one that wants to showcase properties.