Newsletter - 31 May 2005 / 1 June 2005
Word from the editor

Dear CyberAgent users,

Tuesday 30 May marked yet again a first for South Africa, CyberAgent went mobile!

More than 50 delegates from the press and IT world as well some of the top Real Estate Agencies in Gauteng attended the press release that was held at Sybase. Herewith just a few comments from them: "Absolutely astonishing", "A must entry for the South Africa application of the year award", "Just what the real estate industry was hungry for".

(Picture by Nico Olwagen - Tin Can Communications)
On the picture : Willie and Pat from CyberAgent with the representatives from HP, Sybase, Anazi and Leaf.

Yesterday more than 200 Real Estate Agents attended the first launch at HP and for those of you who did not register for the event there will also be a launch on 14 June 2005 sponsored by Leaf. To register click here

For those of you that is not based in Gauteng, CyberAgent Mobile will be launched in your area very soon and we will keep you posted.

Yesterday was your last day for Free advertising on Ananzi. Read more in CyberAgent & Ananzi


The editor

CyberAgent Mobile

With the latest innovation from USP Designs, you can expect your office to be a little quieter from now on. At USP Designs, we understand that time spent behind a desk, is money lost, therefore we have invested a great deal of time to develop software that allows you to spend less time in the office, and more time seeing clients.

CyberAgent Mobile has incorporated the most commonly used functions of the CyberAgent package, into a mobile application. Included in this software is a powerful Website Interface catering for those agents without handheld devices, CyberAgent Online. The software is designed to be user friendly, and will run on any handheld device supporting Microsoft Windows CE / Windows Mobile.

CyberAgent Mobile Main Menu

From here you can choose what you want to do. You can view/change Properties, Agents, Contacts. You can Syncronize your data - this uploads the listings to the various websites and updates the office database for CyberAgent users.

The Property Pictures Screen

Includes a powerful, yet easy to use search facility for example searches on property types, house price and contacts.

The Property Listing Screen

Includes a powerful,
yet easy to use search facility.

The NLS Details Screen -

This module enables you to share listings with other agents in your area using CyberAgent should you want to.

CyberAgent has extended it's capabilities with this application; it's broken out of the confines of the office and into the field -
into YOUR pocket!

CyberAgent Mobile allows for the individual agent to manage his/her listings from anywhere at any time - whether a connection to the Internet is available or not! The most frequently used modules of CyberAgent: Contact Manager, Agent Manager and Property Manager together with the ability to update the various websites has been put together in this new innovative cutting-edge tool: CyberAgent Mobile.

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!

Here's some pictures taken at yesterdays launch.


What's New ???

Report Import
The importing of reports have been fixed in the Property Manager and the Search

When sending more than one SMS you will need to confirm the sending of the SMS messages. Duplication on cell numbers have been removed with an earlier version.

Property Manager
Bathroom field modified to accommodate more than 9 bathrooms.

Contact Manager
The record order in the contact manager on price have been changed to descending order.
Detailed report enhanced

CyberAgent Mobile
Data sync in place for agents using CyberAgent Mobile

Slide Show
This Slide Show now displays up to 5 small pictures at the bottom of the main picture. If you click on one of the small pictures, it is displayed on top.
When the Slide Show is activated the property count is displayed on the top of the form.
The form now also opens maximized.
The print function now supports up to 5 pictures for display purposes. There are 2 buttons at the bottom of the form that enables one to increase or decrease the picture size.

Client View
When clicking on the Slide Show toolbar button you can choose between Slide Show and Client View. The Client View is very similar to the Slide Show except for the display of property information on the form. Buttons are as follow:
- Search Criteria
- View / Print Selection
- Configuration

Training/info sessions

Our next info/training session for the Gauteng and the Western Cape is on it's way!


Date: 31 May - SOLD OUT

Date: 14 June 2005
1st Session - 09h00 - 12h00 - Beginners Session
2nd Session - 13h00 - 16h00 - Advanced Session
Venue: New Horizons Training Centre
16 Republic Road cnr Main Street

Cost: R50 per person per session

Contact: or (011) 955 9100
All booking fees must be paid by Friday, 10/06/2005. Please fax proof of payment to 011 955 9110

Western Cape

Beginners Session

Date: 14 Junie 2005
Time: 09h00 - 12h00
Cost: R50 per person per session
Venue: 65 Balfour Street
Churchill Estate


Chris Niemandt at:
082-432 6963

All booking fees must be paid by Friday, 10/06/2005. Please fax proof of payment to
021 930-6224

Advanced Session

Date: 14 Junie 2005
Time: 12h30 - 16h30
Cost: R50 per person per session
Venue: 65 Balfour Street
Churchill Estate


Chris Niemandt at:
082-432 6963

All booking fees must be paid by Friday, 10/06/2005. Please fax proof of payment to
021 930-6224

Please take note that there are limited seats available!


CyberAgent & Ananzi

Ananzi is South Africa's biggest and most popular search engine with over 10 million page impressions monthly.

Now you have the chance to advertise your properties on Ananzi Property. From today, 28 April 2005, CyberAgent users properties will be listed on Ananzi Property for FREE for the period of May 2005.


- Nationwide exposure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
- Display pictures and detailed property information
- A direct link to your website
- Real-time 24/7 property updating or editing
- Advertise a show house with 24/7 updating - and sell it before Sunday!

CyberAgent has managed to structure a fantastic deal for CyberAgent users with Ananzi Property. For a nominal fee of R100 (excluding VAT) per month you can list your properties on this search engine.

Should you need more information contact us at:

How to register:

  1. Click here to download the .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) contract
  2. Open with Adobe Acrobat Reader
    (If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed click here to download the Reader)
  3. Print the contract
  4. Complete
  5. Fax back to (011) 955-9110
  6. Or contact our support team at (011) 955-9100
CyberAgent now offers you good affiliate programs!!!

Real estate in a cyber world

When it comes to selling real estate in a modern, digitised world, USP Designs has the answer. The Johannesburg-based company puts it all online, bringing together over 700 real estate agencies from across the country into a centralised information hub for anyone wanting to buy or sell property anywhere in South Africa.

The nub of USP Designs success is CyberAgent with its property portal CyberProp. CyberAgent is an administration sales software package which enables agencies in the property business to file and manage business information smoothly and efficiently. When an agency uploads information about a house for sale on the Cape peninsula, for instance, a prospective buying in Gauteng or London can view information on the property or contact the agency/agent and get down to business.

Now CyberProp has added another module to its software solution - the virtual property finder. This component is designed to be used in parallel with touch screen technology by the real estate agents or their clients in their offices.

Mauro Mercuri, managing director of Tactile Technologies, has established his company as the leading distributor of Elo TouchSystems touch screen technology in southern Africa. He explains:
"Now a real estate agent can install the touch screen monitor in the office. It is a stand-alone unit so clients can wonder in and, instead of waiting for an agent to assist them, will be able to browse the system and search for any property they're interested in simply by pressing their finger to the computer screen."

Mercuri has tailored the excellence of Elo TouchSystems touch screen technology with the requirements of this new addition to the CyberAgent software package.

Low cost, high quality screens are available for the budget option, right up to a custom-made stand-alone kiosk, depending on the requirements of the real estate agent.

Six monthly updates are issued to all CyberAgent users - and they are advised to look out for the new virtual property finder in their next software update.

For more information, contact Tactile Technologies at:
Tel (021) 551 2992
Fax (021) 551 2964


A warm welcome to all new Agencies:

  • Tinus Strydom Moot
  • Hunters
  • The Company Exchange
  • Genesis Realty
  • Blue Gum Properties
  • Brookes Haywood Estate Agents
  • Herring Estates
  • Martin Hansen Estates
  • Aida Milnerton
  • Western Homes Roodepoort
  • Tinus Strydom Ermelo
  • Heynike In. Attorneys
  • Linda Erwee Property

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 or phone us at: +27 (0)11 955-9100 or 086 112- 9237

Most Internet enquiries:


Company Requests
Proplist - Glenanda 233
Realty Executives JHB South 182
Wendy Machanik Properties 131
Firzt Realty Company 125
The Rental Giant 106
Huizemark JHB 92
Hall Real Estate 81
U 75
Proplist - Hermanus 69
Kilokor Properties 68
Andrew Lucas Real Estates (Pty) Ltd 66
Homenet Agriplan 44
Key West Estates 44
About-U Properties (Enable) 41
Genesis Projects 41
Afrinet Realtors 38
Greeff Estates 36
Explore Properties (Marelle Trust) 34
Nationlink Plattekloof 34
Aida Krugersdorp 33
Realty Exact 30
Stellenbosch Farms 30

Sunday times

Company Requests
Proplist - Glenanda 124
The Rental Giant 118
Drive Estates 90
Inpa Properties 78
Realty Executives JHB South 74
U 64
Wendy Machanik Properties 56
Hall Real Estate 52
Just Letting (Fourways) 48
Proplist - Hermanus 38
Blue Property Group 36
Homenet Model 36
Key West Estates 28

From the Accounts department....

By now you are all aware of the new legislation regarding Value Added Tax (VAT).
We need your VAT number as soon as possible.
Please fax proof of your VAT registration to 011 955 9110

SMS Module

Cell Phone enquiries from the public
Buyers driving past your advertising boards will be able to see an unique Internet Number allocated to the specific property. They will then SMS that number to 35476 and will receive an SMS back with all the details of the property. At the same time the agent / agency will also be informed of a potential buyer. How's that for technology working for you! The cost - mahala! Free to all CyberAgent subscribers.

Here's a diagram on the way this process will work...

  1. Agent captures the details of the property and pictures into CyberAgent
  2. Agent updates the property to the Internet
  3. The Internet server sends back a unique number for that property
  4. Agent puts up his "For Sale" board together with our SMS board
  5. Potential buyer sees the "SMS" board and SMS's the unique number to the Internet server
  6. The Internet server sends back an SMS with all the property details and a link to the website where he/she can view pictures on the property

For sale - CyberAgent Professional

Would you like to be a CyberAgent user?
One of our agencies in Somerset West would like to pass her current contract on to any agency that would like to take it over from her.
For more information send your email to Sonja at

Quotation of the month

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