The component will help the Real Estate Agents, can easily, handle the categories, the properties type and manage their properties in the least possible time.
Frond-end joomla registered users as agents can add or edit their properties, and upload pictures and media files using an embedded gallery.
Full GoogleMaps support with automatic (geocoded) or manual coordinates insertion, separately for each property etc.
The advanced search does not give you the option of disabling (not showing) certain search fields, such as "country" or "district". If you're running a local real estate site, you don't want the county field showing in the search options.
However, all the products have the same prpblems. They all failed after installation. Bugs were everywell. I saw a lot of error messages and so on.....
I was not willing to try out the commerical product as I am not sure if I was able to get help or I will be charged for every problem I encountered.
I have the same problem with EA Improved, initially. There were lot of error msg after installation. browsers alignment were out.
I posted all the errors at EA Improved's forum. In about a week, a new version were release and most of the error were fixed.
This time around, everything went smoothly. I was so happy about the product. I went ahead to purchase the full product (donate), although I can operate well without the additional feature found in the donateware.
I am happy that EA Improve is a product I can install it without any programming skill.
EZ Realty is great, great support, however it is getting more expensive and less customizable.
Hot Property has had a big following, but with no updates in years and virtually no input from the developer, it's essentially been abandoned. Since Hot Property has a large following of users tweaking, coding, etc. I would suggest they come over to eaimpoved and lend their skills to further developing this product. It is as good if not better than the base Hot Property product, and there are updates, etc.
get the following error:
* JHTMLGrid::legend not supported.
I have tried all these GNU/GPL real estate components and none of them seem to work out of the box. I've tried them Joomla 1.0x and 1.5.
The component does not support Joomla version 1.5 at the moment. It is clearly stated.