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.


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.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Agent Pictures on the Property Page

We’ve increased the size of the agent images on the property page and have also enabled them for all websites! We know many of you have been requesting this and we’re happy to give you what you asked for.

New property page agent details display

If you don’t want agent images to appear on your property pages, please let us know and we will disable this.

A well cropped, professional picture of the agents makes a big difference. We strongly suggest you ensure that you have these. If you need some help in cropping the images please send them to us and we will do this for you.

Enjoy it and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any feedback or questions!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Property Junction becomes Hozi Homes

As you may have heard Property Junction has become Hozi Homes. This means that from 1 June 2016 the Property Junction website will no longer exist and will be replaced by the Hozi Homes website and brand.

New Hozi Homes website and brand. Click to view

Your properties will automatically be moved across to Hozi Homes and will continue to feed to the new system in the same way as before.

Not only will your properties be listed on Hozi Homes, but also on the Local News Network, which is a community newspaper website network with a combined online audience of over 2 million unique viewers per month. To see how your properties look on these websites click the image links below.

A local news network website showing link to hozi properties. Click to view.

A local news network website showing link to hozi properties. Click to view.

All the Local News Websites can be seen here. Hozi Homes is setup on 72 of them.

Currently it is still free to advertise listings on the Homes Network, but slowly over time a paid model will be introduced. A local representative of the Homes Network will contact you in due course to discuss this.

We are very excited about your properties being displayed on all these new websites!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Have a great week.