Latest Updates & Fixes

These recent updates come straight from our development team.
Notable updates may also be posted to the MBB twitter feed @mybuyingbuddy.

The complete Changelog history over 18 months old is available in your Leads and Contacts account.

KEY:
New Feature
Enhancement
Bug Fix

Jul 20, 2020

Display sold listings for both sides of the transaction

Specifying 'agent_id' in a filter for SOLD properties will now display all sold properties where the 'agent_id' matches either side of the transaction.

Jul 12, 2020

Duda plugin updated

There is a new version of the plugin to provide enhanced support to Duda. Duda users should re-install the updated plugin code. See the updated support article.

Jun 18, 2020

New filter option for showing sold by date range

There is a new filter option to allow the display of sold listings within a date range. See the support article

Jun 02, 2020

WordPress Plugin now supports Yoast v. 14

The Buying Buddy WordPress plugin was updated to support the changes in Yoast v.14. This new plugin ensures the og meta tags remain intact for good SEO.

May 01, 2020

Pike Peak (PPAR) MLS now includes sold data.

PPAR data feed now includes sold data (we now have data for the last 12 months). Sold data also includes Buyers Agent ID so you can display listings using the 'seller_id' field. See How to display sold listings.

Widget Wizard now adds sold by date as sort for sold listings

This helpful new feature ensures that filters created for 'sold' properties will have the sort by Sold Date included.

Apr 30, 2020

Set the Map Type to be 'satellite'

There is a new filter option to allow the choice of Google Map view to be shown when the InteractiveMap widget loads. The default is roadmap, but this can now be changed to satellite etc if needed. See support article.

Apr 18, 2020

My Listings - custom description field enhanced.

The custom description field for your own properties has been enhanced and will now support much long descriptions. See the support artcile.

Apr 15, 2020

Expanded rental support on FRMLS (Florida)

Support for rental properties on FLRMS (Florida) has been expanded to include Furnished, Lease Terms, Long Term Lease, Weeks Available, Months Available, and Lease Amount Frequency. This additional support will allow you to refine property searches on available rentals.

Apr 07, 2020

Added support for Security on Palm Beaches (FL) MLS

New Security field on Palm Beaches (FL) MLS. This field allows you to search for features like gated community, doorman, fence, and more, and can be found on the Other tab of any search form.

Mar 31, 2020

Lead Import by email method has changed email address

With immediate effect the TO email address for sending structured emails to the lead import system, has changed. If you use this method, you need to change the TO address. See support article for details.

Mar 01, 2020

Open House for ReColorado

The time of day for Open House has been corrected.

Feb 19, 2020

Open House Start / End Times Corrected

Open House data now displays the times in the correct time zone. Many MLSs recently changed their time format causing the wrong time to be displayed on open houses with a start and end time. This fix adjusts that to display accurate local start/end time.

Feb 12, 2020

Improved multi-user LAC performance

On multi-user accounts, we changed the 'list of users' panel and removed the lead count columns. These are now available in the Team Dashboard for Account Admins. This improves LAC performance.

Feb 03, 2020

Property Alerts for rentals - issue resolved

Property Alerts for rentals (where supported) had an issue that is now fixed.

Jan 29, 2020

ReColorado Search Field update

We have made a variety of updates to the search form for ReColorado based on feedback and fine tuning. The following fields are added: Listing Terms (we are labeling this "Special Terms"), Lot Dimensions, Exclusions, Contingency, Conditions, RV Parking, Taxes Annual, Tenant Pays, Zoning Description. NOTE. "Finance Options" is replaced by "Special Terms".

Jan 26, 2020

Default Lead Search looks across all lead status

The default method for searching for leads now looks at all lead types including Bogus and Archived.

Limit Search to JUST Office or Agent Listings

Agent ID and Office ID are now preserved when a search is modified. New support also includes a method to keep a search to ONLY matching Office Listings (for example). See support article.

Jan 09, 2020

Lead Summary panel updates

The Follow Up column and Calls Column have been modified to now also indicate attempted calls.

Nov 20, 2019

Buying Buddy Plugin JavaScript Minor Change

There has been a small (non-critical) update to the non-WordPress plugin scripts to modify the way the google map API is called to use the google places library. The updated code is now available from the Installation panel.

Nov 18, 2019

All notification emails to Agents now coming from [email protected]

We have corrected this process so that alerts and notifications to Users / Agents all come from @leadsandcontacts.com. There has been a period where these were coming from buddymailer.net, which is reserved for communications to leads.

Nov 03, 2019

Agent Profile Social Links

You may now add a link to your Instagram Profile page as part of your Personal Profile. Personal Profiles can now show your links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Active Rain. See Support Article.

Nov 02, 2019

New - Lead Assignment Report

A new Report for team accounts shows an audit of lead assignment where automated lead assignment rules are in place (round robin etc). See Reports menu.

Oct 30, 2019

Zapier Application Updates and Fixes

The Buying Buddy Zapier app 1.0.0 has been updated to fix issues with some fields not being imported.

Oct 09, 2019

Email Import method now supports setting up a Just Listed Alert

If you use the Email Import method then this now supports adding a new lead AND also setting up a Saved Search / Property Alert at the same time. See support article.

Aug 27, 2019

Northstar MLS: Coming Soon MLS Status now supported

IDX Feed provided 'coming soon' status is now supported

Aug 23, 2019

Zapier app updated (beta)

Zapier app updated with new Action to "Add note to existing lead".

Aug 14, 2019

PHP Support for OfficeRoster Widget Permalinks

The OfficeRoster widget can now create permalinks for Agent Profile pages in a PHP environment. See Support Article for more.

Apr 03, 2019

New Reverse Lookup Report for Just Listed Alerts

This new report provides a method to see all the criteria used across all Property Alerts being sent to your leads. Go to Reports > Just Listed Alerts. Then select the "Manage Alert Criteria" tab. The report lists a summary of all the fields being used in any of your alerts. Click the field name to drill down and see the actual alerts.

Action required for PPAR Members - AREA Field now removed

FOR USERS OF THE PIKES PEAK MLS FEED

The PPRSC Board of Directors recently voted to phase out MLS Areas (field name: MLSAreaMajor) in the Pikes Peak MLS System on April 9, 2019. This AREA field was used on the Buying Buddy search form as the main area search field until the end of February 2019, when it was replaced with CITY. As it will no longer be supported, then this may affect your WEBSITE and your LEADS - please read on for more details.

WHATS CHANGED FOR PPAR
The Primary Search field on all Buying Buddy Search forms has been changed to use "city" as of the 1st March 2019 The "area" field is no longer displayed on any widgets. This includes IDX Widgets and the various Search Forms used in your Buying Buddy Dashboard (Leads and Contacts Account) such as the Widget Wizards and Just Listed Alerts.

POTENTIAL IMPACT
The following is a list of potential impacts on your Buying Buddy account, website and leads due to the use of AREA prior to March 1 2019:

1. Find and updated all Just Listed Alerts and Saved Searches for LEADS in your account, which use the "area" field. To do this, use the new Just Listed Alerts report to identify Saved Searches and Alerts that are using this field. See this screenshot that explains where to find this report -> https://www.screencast.com/t/2I6ffKDo1

2. Website Display Widgets If you have any special displays of properties that use a Widget "filter" with the AREA field, then you (or your webmaster) should update these filters and use an alternative such as "city".

3. Custom Search Forms If you have any created or use special Custom Search Form (i.e. not the standard Search Widget / Quick Search Widget) with the AREA field as a custom search option, then you (or your webmaster) should update your form code to use an alternative such as "city".
If you need help or clarification of these changes then please submit a HELP TICKET in your Buying Buddy account https://www.leadsandcontacts.com/help/ticket-new If the question relates to forms or displays or pages, then please include links to any pages you refer to so that we can quickly assist.

Mar 25, 2019

Add New Lead form now has Buying Status 'unknown' as default

 

 

The complete Changelog history over 18 months old is available in your Leads and Contacts account.