Thursday, 1 December 2016

The complete checklist for listing a new property


We’re really excited about our new feature for you! We know it can be a struggle to get all the crucial information for your website when meeting with a seller, so we’ve put together a complete checklist to help prompt you. Instead of any back and forth that might happen after forgetting to ask a critical question, this will help you be organised, professional and get everything you need to put the property onto the website as fast as possible.

In your Admin Console you can now download a Property Capture Sheet - all the information you will need to add a property to your website is on it. Simply print this sheet and take it with you to fill out new property details when you meet a seller. Then when you get back to the office, no one will ever have to phone the seller with an apology about missing information, the property can just be added to your website straight away.

In your Admin Console:



Downloads, under Help in your Admin Console

  1. Click on Help
  2. Click on Downloads
  3. Click Webbox Property Capture Sheet and either download it to print later or print it straight away

web-box Property Capture Sheet Download

Enjoy and please let us know how this works for you - we’d love your feedback.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Which of your properties are most popular?

Have ever wondered which of your properties attract the most attention? Your stats page will now be able to show you. This information is a great starting point to help you analyse why these properties are the most popular. Are the photos perhaps better than other listings? Is it particularly good value for money? Or is it just the most desirable area? Could you improve your other listings with this information? We’d be interested to know your views. Why not send us your conclusions.

To see this in action
  1. Go to your Admin Console
  2. Click on Monitoring
  3. Click on Stats
 
Stats dropdown in the Admin Console


  1. Scroll down to Pages - URL
  2. Take a look at the number of visitors for each property that has been viewed in the month. 
 
    Views per property

    1. If you click on one of the property URL’s then that property will open up in a new window, giving you the perfect opportunity to start looking at what makes the property popular.  

    Enjoy and please feel free to contact us with any questions.

    Tuesday, 20 September 2016

    Your rentals now show on RentBay too

    We’re excited to tell you about web-box’s new feed to RentBay. It’s completely free and sponsored by the well known TPN Credit Bureau.

    rentbaylogo.png

    They list long term rentals for residential, commercial and industrial properties. Not many sites list commercial properties so this is excellent news.

    This feed is already up and running in your admin console - Enjoy!

    Friday, 26 August 2016

    Buyers can email you in 1 click

    We don’t want you missing out on a single possible lead, so we’ve made it super easy for buyers to contact you with just 1 click.

    Now anyone visiting your site can message you immediately and easily and stay focused on your properties! They will simply click on your details and a form will pop up as shown below.

    Message Agent popup on the Property Page 

    We have also brought in incredibly clever software developed by Google to make sure all enquiries come from actual people, not spam enquirers.

    These buyers will automatically get added to your subscriber list too, helping you grow your all-important database.

    In addition to an email being sent to the agent directly, all the messages are also viewable in your Admin Console, helping you to keep better track of leads from your website and making sure things don’t slip through the cracks.

    Property Enquiries menu under Monitoring in the Admin Console

    We know you’ll benefit from this new addition, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any feedback or questions!

    Monday, 8 August 2016

    EAAB PrivySeal Certificates

    The EAAB have introduced a new PrivySeal Certificate system to make it easier for the public to see if an estate agent is registered with the EAAB. It is a seal of authenticity that must be displayed on emails, websites and social media.

    You will have received an email from the EAAB telling you this and explaining what to do to get your PrivySeal. There is also more information and instructions on their website. You can sign up for your PrivySeal Certificate on the PrivySeal website.

    From the web-box side, we have made it possible for you to insert the PrivySeal(s) onto the relevant pages of your website.

    If you have a Lite site, in your Admin Console, you’ll find a new Settings tab with a text box to copy and paste the code from the PrivySeal website into.

    Lite Site Settings for PrivySeal Code

    This will add the PrivySeal to the Contact Us page. 

    Lite Site PrivySeal on the Contact Us page

    If you have a Standard site, in your Admin Console, copy and paste the code from the PrivySeal website for each agent to their profile. This will create a link to the PrivySeal wherever the agent details are displayed. The PrivySeal summary will open in a pop-up if you click this link.

    PrivySeal link with the agent details

    If you would rather have the actual PrivySeal image displayed instead of the link please contact us and we’ll change it for you.

    PrivySeal image displayed instead of the link

    If you need help updating your email signature with the new PrivySeal we will charge between half an hour to an hour (email client dependent) at our normal rates. Please feel free to contact us for this or any other related help!

    Wednesday, 27 July 2016

    previous/next on the Property page

    We have made it much easier for visitors to look through your properties by adding the previous/next navigation to the Property page.

    ‘next’ and ‘previous’ navigation on the Property page

    We like that the links are useful and prominent but don’t add clutter to the page!

    Enjoy and let us know if you have any questions.

    Thursday, 7 July 2016

    Gumtree feed live, OLX & Adsdeck down

    We are very excited to have our new Gumtree feed setup and believe this will make a big difference.

    Property fed from web-box to Gumtree

    We have negotiated that you can feed 5 properties through, from your web-box website, for free without having to sign-up with them. In your Admin Console you can choose any 5 or you can simply click “feed 5 newest properties to gumtree”.

    Feed 5 newest properties to Gumtree

    You can feed more properties by signing up and paying Gumtree as per their Rates Card. If you decide to stick with the 5 free offering we recommend that you at least do the 72 hour Bump Ups for 59 p/m.  The Bump Ups ensure that your properties stay near the top of the ever increasing list of properties displayed. For more information on Gumtree read the Gumtree Feed faq under the Help menu in your Admin Console or view a copy here.

    Unfortunately OLX have migrated to a new system which does not have a property feed. They say they are working to fix this and we will let you know as soon as they have done so, but until then this feed is down.

    Adsdeck have also stopped accepting properties as they say they are shutting down completely.

    We do understand that the feeds are important to you and we are working hard on setting up new ones. We hope to have Immo Africa up in the next couple of months when their new system build gets finished off.

    Enjoy trying Gumtree and please contact us if you have any questions or feedback.