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.
I look forward to using this software and to building very good site with it. I cannot understand why some people have complained about it..it's very good.
For example, it no generates automatically the property ID and does not have search of multiple regions.
The support is very very very bad! NO HAVE SUPPORT!
We never promised that the component has these features, and this is accessible to everyone who can visit the component features and the demo webpage.
Of course we could not succumb to your blackmail, that if we don't modify the component for you, for free to yours needs, you will insert negative rating here.
We want to thank you because the last 4 years, you preferred our component for your real-estate websites, although we would expect a better rating, for such extended use, with so small charge.
Regarding the maximum value in the search form, is simple. You can change it using the component configuration, but please post your problems in our support webpages.
For all users who need a professional real estate extension: fully trust EA Improved extension! buy the extensions and if you need support, I can honestly say that EA Improved should be a MODEL for all Joomla support systems.
There are some downsides though. It is difficult to edit most parts of the component. There's no way to disable/enable specific features. The english translations are poor (which isn't uncommon and is easily fixed in the language file).
Most of questions on the support forum were answered within a few hours, but navigating the support forum and website is a nightmare. The pages load extremely slow, so be prepared to spend some time just searching for solutions.
Overall this is a good component for the price. I don't know that I will continue to use it, but maybe in time things will "improve" heh.
However it does appear to have bugs in IE7 and IE8. Firefox is fine with everything working. The main problems are between languages. I wonder if all the glowing reviews are written by people only using one language?
Examples are: english - no right hand column. no googlemap.
spanish - no video
russian - no video
Perhaps my biggest gripe is that there appears to be no support. We are asked to post to the forum but my message has been there for 5 days with no help! I have filled in a front page "message" to try to get some action, but still to no avail.
I wish to compare this to Prestashop (wash your mouth out!) which is free. We had a problem, posted it in the forum and we had a solution within 30 minutes. OK. EA Improved IS cheap but surely users deserve some service too?
There are some bugs, such as the table structure and little else... but seriously developed and well supported by the developer. I do not understand why the other criticisms in particular, is difficult to find working solutions out of the box and often cost much. Bye
Furthermore, the cost of support service for a whole year I think correct.
Good luck to the team EAImproved.
Very nice work
However, if your developer knowledge is somewhat lacking, I warn you that customizing this component is not a quick process. For me it was no problem customizing, however I can see it being a problem for some.
I did not give this a 5 star review because I strongly believe that if you charge for a GPL product, you should only do so when the product is highly polished leaving little work for the paying end-user.
That said, I strongly recommend this product to anyone needing a Real Estate Solution due to it's good Admin section and ease of use once you have it fully customized to your liking.
Easy to configure types of the properties, has very nice image gallery, pro version has Google maps also.
Code is very clean, the most important for me.
Compatible with Joomfish.
Has SEF support.
You can add media and documents in the listing.
Support is okay for me, resolved every instance, there was a few. Comparing with other extensions, this is "less coffee, less headache, and more sales and leads".
Worth every penny. Very useful tool for real estate professionals.
One little remark that made me choose 4 stars. When someone pays for a component the support should be a bit more active. Please speed up the help in the forum.
Just be certain that you are clear you will not be able to make changes easily.
If you need to modify or change it in any way (i.e. you only sale property, not rent; you have 5 categories, not 4; you do not want to show certain property features; etc.) then I urge you NOT TO WASTE YOUR MONEY on purchasing this product.
Support is almost nil, with the exception the occasional one line answer that doesn't really explain how or where to address the problem.
Additionally, the photo management for this is horrible. It will upload and rename your images with something unrecognizable that you will never be able to find or use again without giving yourself a headache.
In short, this needs a lot more work before it is worth the money; as a freebie, it is moderate at best. If I had the option of changing for something better, believe me, I would!