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Why we are developing another real estate software.

When Software becomes a pitfall…

There is already a lot of real-estate software on the market, that can simplify the daily routine for a real-estate agency. The purchase of a software-solution should be thought out very well. You will be faced with

  1. one time prime costs
    1. In some cases, you have to pay a license for each computer in your company.
    2. Some software-solutions are artificially limited, e.g. in number of properties or customer-contacts. You have to buy a bigger license to exceed these limits.
  2. regular operating costs
    1. Some developers don’t offer free update-services for their product. You have to pay on every update for your already bought software.
    2. It is also quite common, that some ‘special features’ need to be paid. Some companies want to be paid for every export-interface to a real-estate portal.
    3. Support on technical problems is normally not free. This service can only be provided by the developer. Because the source-code is not opened, you won’t get support from a third party.

A supposed cheap software, can be become a pitfall of costs. Especially if you’re looking for a ‘small’ software to manage and export your properties, these costs are in no appropriate rate compared to your daily use.

Most Software depends on operating systems

Most of the available real-estate software only supports ‘Windows’ operating systems. As far as we know, there is only a few real-estate solutions for MacOS X / Linux / BSD / Solaris available. In most cases, the user is forced to use a specific operating system.

OpenEstate-ImmoTool is build on top of the free Java platform. It runs on all operating systems, that offer a Java Virtual Machine (at least Java 5). It doesn’t matter whether you run it on Windows, MacOS X, Linux, BSD, Solaris or all systems at the same time!

OpenEstate-ImmoTool helps your real-estate agency to become independent from ‘Microsoft Windows’. For nearly every other field of duty, you can find appropriate alternatives. There are no more obstacles left for a changeover to a free operating system.

What differentiates ImmoTool from other solutions?

Working together, not against each other

OpenEstate wants to enrich the software-market with a new facet. In cooperation with the community (users & developers) we aim to create a full-value real-estate solution, that fits to the needs of small and middle-sized real-estate companies.

All users can rely on,

  1. that no prime costs or hidden costs come up, while using the program.
  2. that updates of the program will be offered for free.
  3. that the program can be used without limits in functionality. (no test-version or artificial limits)
  4. that the program is completely based on free software.
  5. that the program supports the established portal-interfaces and can be extended with new interfaces.
  6. that the program runs on all operating systems, where a Sun Java runtime-environment is available.
  7. that the programm can be individually modified, to fit your needs.

Free support service

All registered users can become free technical support for the program from our partner OpenIndex. This offer contains help via blog, discussion board or ticketsystem with

  • installing the program
  • configuring the program
  • updating the program
  • problems with use of the program

Please consider, that we can only give technical support in german and english language!

Your opinion is important to us

You are missing a certain feature in OpenEstate-ImmoTool? – We are always looking for good ideas. Just get in contact with us!