|Word from the editor|
Dear CyberAgent users,
For many home buyers, the choice between a resale home and a brand new home is easy: new homes offer a whole range of advantages that are simply not available in a resale property. New developments are designed to foster a spirit of neighbourliness by carefully balancing private and public areas. It is the Estate Agents job to find these new developments and to list it on his/her books. It is our job to assist you in marketing these new developments. The New Development Module has been developed to assist estate agencies to market and sell New Development properties. Up until now agencies had to contact us whereby we had to develop web pages to accommodate these new developments at a cost. Read more about what Mark Harris from our support team have to say on how to use this module.
We will also advertise your new developments on the following websites:
Also in this addition we take a closer look at the Estate Agent. What is an estate agent, what is the role of the estate agent and what technology does an estate agent need to make a success of his business.
We have extended our FREE gift for another month. Don't wait, list your agency now!
Through CyberAgent Mobile your properties are advertised on the following websites:
Agents, if your agency does not yet, make use of the CyberAgent package, you will still be able to enjoy the facilities offered by CyberAgent Mobile! Yet again a first for South Africa! Innovation at its best!
Click here to read more about CyberAgent Mobile
Will CyberAgent Mobile work for you?
You can now test drive the new CyberAgent Mobile program free for 7 days.
Download the program(free),
Once loaded on the device you have 7 days in which you can run the program in demo mode.
Click here to for more details
|What's New ???|
Keep me informed function on website
Our new "Keep me informed" function enables visitors to your website to save their preferred search criteria and once a property matching that criteria becomes available he/she will receive an email or SMS to inform them about it. This can be a very useful tool to ad to your website.
The costs involved:
Property Manager & Client Manager
CyberAgent Multi Listing
|CyberAgent & Ananzi|
Nearly 11 000 properties listed and growing!
If you are not yet advertising on 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:
|New Development Module|
The new module in CyberAgent, caters for the loading and listing of new developments. It is used in the same way as all other modules in the program. Here is a breakdown of how to load a development:
To start capturing a new development click on the new button (the page button with a folded corner). The next button is the save button (icon of a disk), and the next is the button to delete a development (the red X). The drop down list next to the delete button allows you to select any developments you have captured quickly.
Click here to read more
A warm welcome to all new Agencies:
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 Jaco at email@example.com or phone us at: +27 (0)11 955-9100 or 086 112- 9237
Most Internet enquiries:
|What is an Estate Agent?|
Definitions of estate agent on the Web:
|The role of the Estate Agent|
If you are an estate agent and a good estate agent can you answer the following questions:
Answers from Standard Bank South Africa
How can an estate agent assist me?
Your search for a new home can be made much easier if you use the services of an estate agent. Agents make it their business to provide every service connected with your search for a home - from expert advice in the early stages, to careful monitoring of your settlement.
The more closely you work with one agent, the better your needs become known and the more effectively they can help you saving you time and possible trouble. All agents are bound by law to deal fairly and ethically with both the buyer and the seller.
Because the seller typically hires the agent, the agent is legally obliged to represent the sellers interests. This means you must decide what offers to make and what counter-offers to accept. Dont be bullied by the estate agent into accepting an offer you are not completely comfortable with.
What are the benefits of using an estate agent?
What is the role of the estate agent?
|Our gift to you!|
|Cutting edge solutions for the Estate Agent|
In today's property game, estate agents need any advantage they can get in order to secure more mandates and to work more efficiently, especially since the residential property sector has become a buyers market and prices are cooling off.
We are living and working in the 'technology age' and in order to cater to this need for competitive advantage, Johannesburg based Application Service Provider (ASP), USP Designs, created CyberAgent, an office management application that has been specifically designed for the real estate industry.
In a first for the South African property market, CyberAgent offers its clients the future of real estate business through their CyberAgent Mobile application. This technology platform provides a pioneering listing and management tool from which properties can be listed in only six minutes. The software also incorporates Internet technology, enabling estate agents to make use of the Internet and website marketing to its fullest potential at a fraction of the normal cost. CyberAgent also provides dynamic websites with customised search facilities.
Operations director Pat Jewell notes that the focus has always been to provide this comprehensive service to estate agencies, of which there are more than 12 000 throughout South Africa. However, since there are currently 64 000 registered estate agents, CyberAgent had to find a solution that can cater for the needs of the individual agents.
"Estate agents are constantly out in the field and do not actually have the time to be in the office and manage their daily tasks. But with the CyberAgent Mobile system this couldn't be simpler. We now take the "office" to the Estate agent"
Working through the means of a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) device, this innovative technology allows individual agents to administer, catalogue and publish properties online without being anywhere near the office, saving them both time and money. All CyberAgent actions are completed in real time meaning everyone has easy access to the latest information. The software is designed to be user friendly, and will run on any handheld device supporting Microsoft CE (Windows Mobile)
An added advantage is that included in CyberAgent Mobile there is a powerful Website Interface catering for those agents without handheld devices, CyberAgent Online. This can run from any laptop or desktop with Internet access
The response to this offering has been phenomenal and a recent road show held in Johannesburg and Cape Town during May this year to showcase the solution has received excellent feedback and has also sparked further interest on a National and International level
There are currently more than 600 agencies using CyberAgent on a national basis and the CyberAgent offering includes free website submissions to all major search engines, free articles in the weekly newsletter with 17 000 subscribers, free SMS facility and also free "Keep me informed" feature.
Key services that CyberAgent offers are to make canvassing easy with the use of data from SAPTG, CyberTrade and the Deeds office to do mail drops, to manage properties and print reports at the click of a button. CyberAgent also enables the estate agency to keep track of sales related commissions, VAT, outstanding payments and more. CyberAgent links with the transfer attorneys, sends and monitors transfers electronically, and more importantly, agencies are able to work offline and only go online when updating their own website that is linked to CyberAgent.
Estate agents who are interested in improving profits and productivity through technology can now catch more than a glimpse of the future, by visiting www.cyberagent.co.za. The site even provides a facility where agents can obtain the system and pay by credit card, but better still, you can try CyberAgent Mobile for yourself, by downloading the trial version and putting it to the test.
Read more about CyerAgent and CyberAgent Mobile at www.cyberagent.co.za or contact us at 011 955 9100
|Closing of offices over the festive season|
Pls. take note that we will not be closing for the festive season.
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|Quotation of the month|
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt