New rp.connect Release – Show off your Current Listings and more

I’m proud to announce a new rp.connect release, which has added some much-requested functionality and enhancements.  Deployed to production on Tuesday 5th April, the theme of this release was ‘Enhanced Listings‘, and the features we’ve added are designed to enable you to showcase your current listings and recent sales through rp.connect.

The list of new features include:

  1. New Current Listings Widget
  2. Editing Property Attributes and Property Image
  3. Displaying the List Price and Sale Price of your Properties
  4. Moving a Property from Current Listings to Recent Sales (and vice versa)
  5. Streamlined Registration Process.

Last nights deployment was just the beginning – we have a number of other new features and enhancements currently underway – stay tuned for more updates over the next few weeks.

If you have any feedback or questions about the release, or suggestions on how we can improve rp.connect, please get in touch by commenting below, or send an email to rp.connect@rpdata.com.

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For more details on each of the changes in this release, watch this short 3:45 video, or read more below.

1. New Current Listings Widget

Current Listings Widget
Current Listings Widget

You can now show off your current listings by activating the Current Listings widget – allowing you to highlight up to 3 of your listings on your rp.connect page.

Activate the Widget

Go to your Account Settings -> Widgets tab, and activate Current Listings by dragging it to the middle column. You can re-arrange the widgets by dragging them up and down. You can click on the ‘gear’ icon to change the title of the widget.

Activate Current Listings Widget
Activate Current Listings Widget by dragging it to the middle column. Click on the gear icon to modify the title.

Enter your Current Listings

From your dashboard, go to the new Current Listings tab, and use the form to add your Current Listings to your profile.

Current Listings Dashboard
Current Listings Dashboard

The following fields are required:

  • Property Address: Use the predictive search box to search for the address of your listing. You must choose an entry from the suggestions. If the address you are searching for is not suggested, please get in touch with RP Data Support.
  • Published Price: The “display price” of your listing. eg: “$590,000”. “Offers above $600,000”, etc.
  • List Date:  The date the property is listed
  • List Type: Choose from the drop down.
  • Guide Price (optional): Numeric only, low and high range of the expected ‘search price’. eg: Guide from: 550000. Guide to: 600000.

2. Editing Property Attributes and Property Image

For both Current Listings and Recent Sales, you now have the ability to adjust the property attributes and upload a new property image, if the details returned by RP Data are not up-to-date.

Adjusting Bed, Bath, Car

Hover over the listing and click the bed, bath or car icon. Edit the details as required, and click ‘Save’.

Adjust Bed, Bath and Car by clicking on the Icon
Adjust Bed, Bath and Car by clicking on the Icon

Uploading a new Property Image

Hover over a listing and click ‘Change’ in the property image to upload a new photo. You will be prompted to browse to the local file on your computer, and then click ‘Upload’.

Hover over an image and click Change
Hover over an image and click Change

Use the Crop window to adjust the portion of the photo to display, and click ‘Crop and Save’.

Use the crop window if required, and click Crop and Save
Use the crop window if required, and click Crop and Save

[box type=”info”]Updated attributes and new property images will be added to the core RP Data database. It may take a few days to take effect and see the changes in RP Professional, but they will be displayed immediately on your rp.connect site[/box]

[box type=”note”]The final photo size will be 768×512 pixels – so please ensure your original image is at least larger than that size.[/box]

3. Displaying the List Price and Sale Price of Your Properties

For both Current Listings and Recent Sales, you now have the ability to choose whether to display the Published Price (for Current Listings) or Sale Price (for Recent Sales) for the property in the widget on your homepage.

To display the price on your home page, hover over the property and click ‘Show Price’.

[box type=”note”]Note: The property must be marked as ‘Display’ before the ‘Show Price’ option is enabled.[/box]

Click on the checkbox to show the price on your home page
Click on the checkbox to show the price on your home page

4. Moving a Property from Current Listings to Recent Sales (and vice versa)

If you had entered a current listing which has now sold, you can move the property to recent sales without having to re-enter it.

From the Current Listings tab, simply hover over the property and click ‘Sold’. You will be prompted to enter the Sale Price, Sale Date and Sale Type, and optionally whether to display the details on your Recent Sales widget.

Marking a Listing as Sold and moving it to Recent Sales
Marking a Listing as Sold and moving it to Recent Sales

Conversely, if you had a property in Recent Sales which you need to put back on the market, from the Recent Sales tab, simply hover over the property and click ‘Current Listing’. You will be prompted to enter the Published Price, Guide Price, Listing Date, Listing Type, and optionally whether to display the details on your Current Listings widget.

Moving a Recent Sale back to Current Listings
Moving a Recent Sale back to Current Listings

5. Streamlined Registration Process

For new users kicking off the activation process, a new pre-registration page has details about what rp.connect is, what information you need to enter, as well as some live example sites so you can see what your site will look like when you have activated it.

Pre-Registration Page
Pre-Registration Page

To activate your own free rp.connect site, simply follow these 3 steps:

  1. Log into RP Professional using your individual username and password and go to the “Admin” tab
  2. Click on “Activate rp.connect”, which will launch the pre-registration page. Click on ‘Proceed to Registration’ to begin.
  3. Fill in your details, suburbs, choose your widgets and theme, and your site will be activated and live straight away!

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Last nights deployment was just the beginning – we have a number of other new features and enhancements currently underway – stay tuned for more updates over the next few weeks.

If you have any feedback or questions about the release, or suggestions on how we can improve rp.connect, please get in touch by commenting below, or send an email to rp.connect@rpdata.com.

2 thoughts on “New rp.connect Release – Show off your Current Listings and more

    • Mike Salway Post authorReply

      Thanks Lauren – sorry for the late reply.
      We have a new release coming next week with even more good stuff!

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