Rightmove moves to real time uploads

by Rayhan Rafiq Omar

12:48 PM, 17th July 2013
About 5 years ago

Rightmove moves to real time uploads

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Rightmove moves to real time uploads

Every renter can profess to the frustration of seeing a property listed online and calling up just to be told “sorry, that’s just gone, but if you would like to register with us.”

Imagine if prospective renters and buyers were sent an update the moment a landlord or vendor instructed their agent.
Rightmove are currently testing a ‘Real-Time Data Feed’ (RTDF), allowing agents to list property instantly.

While a real-time listing API (Application Programming Interface – allows computers to talk to each other) is overdue, Rightmove’s RTDF is well produced as a thoroughly modern JSON-based API.
Rightmove are the current dominant property portal in the UK, with Zoopla quickly coming up in their rear view mirror. With both services providing near identical experiences for consumers, innovations like these could be key.

In a world of instant data and a fast-moving property market, those agents who can list live to Rightmove, will get applicants and enquiries before they return from their appraisals/valuations.

Take up of the new service will be dependant on the 350plus agency software companies that feed listings into portals like Rightmove and Zoopla. Comments on Zoopla’s public API forums indicate Zoopla has no plans to provide a listing API (http://developer.zoopla.com/forum/read/160852).

There are many property tech start-ups in London making noise about replacing Rightmove. This new listing ‘standard’ may prove an opportunity to tie closer with both portals and agency software providers, giving their own innovations easier distribution to agents.stopwatch



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Derek Lum

17:53 PM, 8th October 2013
About 5 years ago

cleartarn has just completed testing of its Rightmove Real Time Data feed. The system is integrated to a property website content management system (CMS) where the agent creates property pages using a simple administration system. Any property or group of properties can then be uploaded directly to Rightmove and removed in the same way. All of the new features of the Rightmove system have been built in to the CMS system, including Google Street View and the capability to add virtual tours, audio tours, photographs, documents etc. by room or for the property as a whole plus a whole host of additional fields that can mow be provided to Rightmove for inclusion on their site.

The CMS system has automatic mailings, the ability to create online auction catalogues and all the usual property search capability all within a custom website.

It is a multi branch, multi user system and is cloud based with every agent having control over their own system. cleartarn obviously provides on going support. A demonstration system can be seen at http://property.cleartarn.com

cleartarn will sell the system directly to Estate Agents, but will also sell licenses to interested software houses.


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