Pricefinder integration is available using the ValuePRO DataLINK feature within the application. The DataLINK feature provides the ability to connect to a third-party data provider. This allows your ValuePRO application to obtain up-to-date property and sales details, maps and photos for use in reports.
Requirements of Pricefinder Integration
Use of Pricefinder with DataLINK requires an active Pricefinder account. Please contact Pricefinder directly for conditions and pricing.
How It Works
The ValuePRO DataLINK integration with Pricefinder is almost completely automated, so after setting up DataLINK setting, there are few additional steps required for day-to-day use.
When creating a new valuation, you will see the following additional Auto Research options:
- Check for New Sales Data (default) and;
- Use AVM to Calculate Draft Valuation
The default option will request sales data from Pricefinder to download into ValuePRO.
Continue the job registration process as usual. ValuePRO will request relevant data from the property on Pricefinder. When you open the job card for the first time, you will see a progress bar and ValuePRO will begin the download of data from Pricefinder into the job card.
In some cases, if the property cannot be accurately identified from the address and Pricefinder will find multiple matches. This is common in the case of duplexes, units, etc.
When this happens, you can either:
- If the actual property isn't listed or your simply don't want to import data for this valuation, select No Match or;
- Select a property from the list and click the Next button.
When this is done, you will be redirected to the job card where you will see the Pricefinder data (if downloaded) will be available and you can continue working as usual.
If you have an existing job that has already been created in ValuePRO, you can still update this job with data from Pricefinder.
To do this, simply open the job card, go to the Documents tab and click the Download Data button. If you have unsaved changes pending, you will be prompted to save them, then the progress meter will display while data is being downloaded from Pricefinder.
If multiple properties are found, you will be prompted to either select a matching property or choose not to import data for this valuation, then click the Next button.
Once completed, the job card will reopen at the Details tab.
New sales will be automatically downloaded from Pricefinder. The sales downloaded will be based on Pricefinder's recommendations for comparable sales when new jobs are created.
Open the sale card into which you are to import data, go to the Documents tab and click the Download Data button. If you have unsaved changes pending, you will be prompted to save them, then the progress meter will display while data is being downloaded from Pricefinder.
If multiple properties are found, you will be prompted to either select a matching property or choose not to import data for this sale, then click the Next button.
Once completed, the sale card will reopen at the Details tab. You will find that the own and LGA details would have been imported along with photos for the property and a Growth and Box Chart, if available.