For U.S./Canada only: In RPL you can add MLS RETS and IDX related fields to prepare your website for any further MLS Integration.
In addition, there are several compatible Real Estate responsive templates available for RPL based website in the Joomla Community.
There are more Out of the Box features to be implemented, but I have to schedule my personal time to setup this features soon.
If you want to be away of technology worriedness and want to focus in your Real Estate business I recommend you 100% the RealtyNA Team.
I am user of RPL 7.8 with Complex Module and Facebook Module
My clients had a rather unique concept for a real estate site so we chose RPL and worked with the Realtyna team on a customization project. It turned out a lot of what they wanted to do could be accomplished through configuration items within the FLEX portion of RPL. Emily, Max and Alex at Realtyna managed the rest of the customization project very professionally.
There are a couple quirks, primarily noticeable by people in the United States, but they are easily remedied through language and template updates. For example, the default property template shows the ZIP between the street and the city and some of the field labels use things like "garden" where US people would probably say "yard." This is very easily changed by either updating the language or creating a different feature item in FLEX.
There are a lot of add-on modules priced on an al a carte basis. If you have any questions about what you need you can always contact Realtyna and they'll let you know.
Each part of the software is pretty well documented. It helps to have a working installation when going through the documentation as some things can be a bit confusing if you just read about them.
There is a LOT to this extension, so it is probably better for people who have at least some understanding of how Joomla works. If you are looking to put together an extremely powerful real estate based site, you'd be hard pressed to find a better solution than Joomla with RPL.
I don´t know very well to handle Joomla, but the support team is very quick and helps you with every problem, i ’am impressed, Masi helped me several times, in less then 1 month I have a new realestate website thanks to them!
A pleasure to deal with them!
Thank you and Congratulations!
No offense to anyone (I won't name any) but I checked all the open-source software for real estate (even outside Joomla) but was even more happy that this one is in Joomla because I love Joomla!
Realtyna is one of the most flexible and extensible extension I have ever found. Yes, the only thing bad that you would feel about it is that it's expensive but after you purchase it you would find its worth the money with such a quick and helpful support.
The top features that I found are:
1. Multiple measurement and currency units
2. Completely flexible property listing form
3. Completely flexible property search
4. Completely flexible agent profile form
5. Agent listing and search
6. Paid packages support with three payment processors included: Paypal, 2CO & Bank Receipt (Offline Payments)
7. Many many more. Checkout yourself as I cannot write every thing here.
I feel very confident that this would make the developers more motivated and innovative as I do not expect them to go and relax, since they have not only done hard work but still doing.
Keep up and we are following you for more surprises!
- no support for RPL to Falang (and joomfish for J2.x is not ready)
- Falang creator have developed a plugin to RLP but language switcher is not compatible (so.. no language switcher)
- not compatible with any SEF extension (so you can not translate URL, and other...) and that is very very important for SEO
- to expensive (but if you have at least 1000€ to spend, then you are ok)
- every single customization you must do it your self or you will be charged or directed to RPL manual
- assistance is not bad, they indeed respond in 48 hours but they are not friendly (sorry but that is the true!) and they will probably direct you to manual
Spite all of that that, CSS is ok (questionable), functionalities are great... probably the best realty component i haver used but my next choice, for sure, will not be RPL.. price and assistance are mandatory
Thank you for your feedback.
- Multi Language Support
RPL has full multi-language support by Joomfish.
We have never claimed that our extension is compatible with Falang. We clearly mentioned in our website that RPL is compatible with JoomFish and unfortunately it's not available for Joomla 2.5 . We think it's not fair to blame us for this.
Anyway, as non-official statement, we have added the function for Falang Pro version for Joomla 2.5 which is not released yet.
- SEF: RPL have a full support for SEF by it's own engine
SEF extensions seems to be necessary for Joomla 1.0.x and 1.5.x and since Joomla 2.5.x have a full support for SEF, 90% of Joomla users are using Joomla default SEF for their websites which RPL fully supports from the very beginning versions.
In addition property pages generated by RPL, need a different type of SEF management that is taken care of by RPL itself.
We do not agree that our solution price is high compared to the quality service and products that we offer. By browsing our website everybody can realize the amount of effort we do in providing ALL the necessary features for Real Estate market. In addition we provide one-to-one support that is very costly for us but very convenient for our clients.
Of course you cannot find any developer to customize a solution free of charge, unless someone decide to do it as a charity.
As you mentioned there are 2 ways to customize a solution: 1- Paying for the customization 2- Customizing it on your end by using our SDK and manual. Since RPL has complete user manuals and knowledge base articles, developers and webmasters can easily customize RPL for their requirements and many of web developers have done that. Especially design-wise, you can see many websites on our showcase menu that is customized by the web developers.
- Client Relationship:
We have very effective methods for communicating with our clients. As a proof, you can refer to all the feedbacks of some of our previous clients, praising our support.
It is possible that due to language barrier, our non-English speaking clients misunderstand or misinterpret our communications.
Anyway we always try to improve our methods and services. Thank you for your suggestion.
We will release an update to support Falang as you suggested.
Thanks RealtyNA! You're great to work with!
Paul Tinsley,Canary Islands.
Thanks to Reatyna I am now a Pro in real estate business.
Most important : the support is excellent and my answers/issues responded to and resolved promptly
Many thanks to all Realtyna team for this great component