|Word from the editor|
Dear CyberAgent user,
We have done it again!
Through our CyberAgent application your properties are now also listed on www.g.co.za, a South African property search engine.
This month, to you the reader, a complimentary expo ticket to the value of R 150, to attend the IEASA's (The Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa) expo at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, on 28 - 29 September 2007. Come and meet the CyberAgent team!
Over the last few months we covered the importance of the Internet. But we still have readers that miss out. Herewith just a few emails we received in the last month from unhappy customers;
"I would like to express my frustration with the quality of service provided by this electronic system. I phoned the agent today with specific questions and was diverted back to the electronic system. I have now been sent a response but NOT TO THE QUESTIONS WHICH I ASKED. This reflects poorly on the agency involved. Professor Jane Taylor "
"Yes I am experiencing problems - it is now the 3rd day and still have not received a positive response whether the properties are still available or not."
The Internet is his best source of sales do not let opportunities pass you!
|Website Marketing - NOW also www.g.co.za|
CyberTrade form - when including the area in your criteria,
the search yielded no results -
Reep form - the username field used to restrict you to 35
characters -this has been fixed.
|IMPORTANT NOTICE - September 2007 - Terms and Conditions for email solutions|
Dear Valued Customer
Thus far USP Designs have never set any restrictions as supposed to disk (storage) and traffic (amount of incoming and outgoing traffic with e mail usage) on our domains.
Taking our various hosting packages in to consideration, we wish to offer you the most effective plan for your business needs, specifically for e mails as this is very essential.
However both disk and traffic usage have resulted into a cumbersome issue, and we need to manage it more effectively on our server, pertaining to the hosting package you have, to prevent any problems that could arise in future.
There are 2 very important aspects we wish to bring under your attention, which we require from you;
Firstly it is needed that the allocated disk space assigned to your domain does not exceed. Therefore where necessary, we will be assigning appropriate mail quotas, and in some cases might need to add a maximum message size on incoming mail. We would now be monitoring this aspect more closely, and should you in any way exceed the disk space, you'll receive an e mail with various methods and/or recommendations to reduce the disk over usage, mostly this will require mail that have not been downloaded, which still resides on the server to be deleted.
Also taking spam mail in to consideration, there are certain filters we can set on the dedicated server for spam mail to be deleted within an allocated time, but we are asking that the "spam bucket" on individual mail accounts get cleared on a regular basis (instructions below)
Secondly we need to focus on traffic, we are being charged for the over all traffic usage each month on our dedicated server. A large number of domains we host are far exceeding their allowed traffic per month. We will therefore be charging an amount of 0.12c per month on each MB of traffic usage that has exceeded. A report can be drawn on the control panel of each domain to view both disk and traffic usage statistics, we can provide you with the details to also access the control panel of your domain in order for the results to be viewed. The control panel will also allow you to manage various accounts on your domain.
Note on cleaning spam bucket :
Once logged on to the Konsole-H page log in to webmail with the e mail address and password of the specific address
The interface is very simple to use, on the menu go to >Folder Options, then select the "spambucket", use the dropdown list to select all items and click the delete link, alternatively place a ticket next to the "spambucket" from dropdown list select empty folders
|Are you familiar with the following questions?|
Our support desk has added a Question and Answer section to our CyberAgent website, www.cyberagent.co.za. Already we have over 40 Q & A's that we are sharing with our CyberAgent users.
How to use it?
Click on the button on the main page and it will take you to the Q & A section Scroll down on the main screen; you can add any questions that are not there by clicking on ask a question. The answer will go through to the questioners e-mail address & will be added to the list if not already there CyberAgent training.
You can also mail any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Tip - a great tip for your sellers|
Using the right light can make you sell anything!
If you're getting ready to put your house on the market you're probably busy painting some of the dingy walls, shampooing your carpet, and clearing the clutter. But be sure you add something else to your liststrategic lighting.
With the right lighting, the look of a room can turn from mediocre to sensational, making it look bigger, airier and more desirable.
|CyberAgent Training and Info Sessions|
We now provide you with FREE training session in the following areas;
During these training sessions more information will also be provided on:
Property trader is a free real estate magazine, targeting all sectors of the South African residential property community. The publications provide compelling local market editorial with informative national features and columns delivering a truly unique perspective for those of you interested in the property market. As a group we currently publish in excess of 60 million pages of advertising per month via more than 400 000 issues weekly in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal and Mpumalanga.
Your properties are now advertised online with Property Trader as part of your monthly CyberAgent subscription!
Homebuyers today are increasingly using the Web to search for
property - it's convenient, quick and hassle free. Because of this, real estate agencies are placing more
emphasis on using the web as a marketing tool and it is established that by 2008 more real estate advertising money will be spent online than in newspapers.
With this in mind, PropertyGenie.co.za was designed to showcase the listings of South Africa's leading real estate agencies and give customers a single portal through which to find property online.
All CyberAgent users properties are now automatically updated and advertised
|CyberAgent & Ananzi|
Nearly 66 723 properties listed and growing!
If you are not yet advertising on South Africa's biggest and most popular search engine with over 10 million page impressions monthly, it is time to register now!
To read more simply click on the following link:
A warm welcome to all new Agencies August 2007:
We trust that by now you are well aware of what CyberAgent can do for you. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Fanie at email@example.com or phone us at: +27 (0)11 955-9100 or 086 112- 9237
Most Internet enquiries:
Now you can update directly to SAhometraders when you do a property update in CyberAgent.
USP Designs (Pty) LTD and SAhometraders have formed a working relationship that now allows CyberAgent Users to update to SAhometraders without double property capturing.
USP Designs have negotiated a reduced monthly subscription of R250.00 excl. VAT to SAhometraders for all CyberAgent users.
If you are interested contact Sandy on 011 955 9100 or complete the form on this link and we will contact you shortly.
|SA Property Warehouse|
SA PROPERTY WAREHOUSE invites all fellow CyberAgent users to have all your property listings, linked with the SA Property Warehouse portal at no additional cost, as another advertising medium.
This portal is growing at a tremendous pace in regards to visits, and can only be of advantage to you.
In the current market situation one must make use of all additional marketing concepts to make your agency more visible in the field.
CyberAgent will link your listing automatically once you approve. For more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you wish to update to this property website pls. forward a written
request to email@example.com
|"If you don't know the person you are emailing, don't email them."|
What is spam... really?
"If you don't know the person you are emailing, don't email them."
It really is this simple. If you have a database of clients, feel free to email them. If you have a database of cold prospects, DON'T email them. If you cold call someone or you meet them at a networking function or on the street, no problem emailing them after you have their permission...
|Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa|
COMPLIMENTARY INVITATION TO IEASA NATIONAL EXPO
here to open the printable pdf version
CURRENT EVENTS - September 2007/October
Property and Finance Seminar (Commercial and Industrial)
Managers & Principles Training
for the agent, by the agent
In little more than three months, Leapfrog, a national real estate franchise agency has recruited 260 of South Africas top agents, opened 24 franchised operations and is aggressively seeking likeminded entrepreneurs and agents to join a national brand that is fresh and dynamic. A brand that has introduced a unique business model that is new to an industry that is in need of a little shaking up!
|Quotation of the month|
What is written without effort is in general read