n March & April 2011

n Volume 5, Issue 2





News & Notes

Round Up

 Quick Tips

Easy Fix for Printing Problems

New On Your Screen

COMING SOON….DIY Redesigned and

New Partnership with Point2

Feature Focus

Power Your Day with Notes and Reminders



NEWS & NOTES        

Round Up

There’s a lot going on at DIY Real Estate Solutions. In fact, just check out the “New on Your Screen” story below for a sneak peek of the system’s new design.  Then read up on some easy tips for using the system to its full advantage.

Of course, when you’re looking to make the most of your DIY solution, don’t forget our website. For example, we have a presentation available to showcase the power of our marketing and resident portals.  You’ll also find information on our easy tenant screening solutions, and so much more.



Easy Fix for Printing Problems…Change your Internet Options


We have received many calls from clients who are having trouble printing from DIY. This sometimes occurs for those running Windows 7 or Windows Vista and using Internet Explorer Version 8 as their web browser. If this has happened to you, it’s easy to fix.

Typically, the first time you click the Printer Icon on a reports page (or click any Print button), you’re prompted to download and install our activeX printer program.

However, with Internet Explorer 8 running on Windows 7 or Windows Vista, the prompt may not display. In fact, in some cases, Internet Explorer even stops responding. If this happens to you, you’ll need to change your Internet Options.

Go to the Internet Explorer Tools menu and click the Security Tab (shown right). Toward the bottom of the screen is an option entitled “enable protected mode”. Simply uncheck this option, save and restart Internet Explorer.

Once the printer program has been downloaded and installed (just follow the prompts), you can re-enable the protected mode. This quick fix should take care of the issue once and for all.

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Our programmers have been busy at work – this time on a redesign.  Don’t worry, everything is located in the same place and will work the same way – it will just be more pleasant on the eyes.  Here’s a sneak peak…

 The new interface was designed with feedback from clients in mind, and we plan on completing the new design sometime in the next 30-60 days – so be on the lookout!

New Partnership with Point2

The ability to promote available units on the Internet has become essential to many real estate management businesses. In our continuing efforts to ensure your DIY solution offers the best in add-on integrations, we are pleased to announce a new integration with Point2Agent, a division of Yardi Systems.

This easy-to-use service will syndicate your active listings to a wide range of sites including HotPads, CampusHomesOnline,,,,,,, Point2Homes, PropertyShark, RealTown, among others. These are free listings that will be updated nightly, automatically, keeping your marketing up to the minute.

The projected go live date for this integration is June 1st.

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Power Your Day with Notes and Reminders


Because you have so many pieces of information to keep track of each every day, DIY makes it easy to enter notes for your vendors, properties, residents and the like. In fact, you can enter notes for just about every group of records in the system. You may have noticed the Notes/Archives button at the top of many pages or the Add Note button on other pages. Any of these links will take you where you need to go.

What’s more, DIY gives you the ability to turn these “notes” into “reminders” so you can follow up on outstanding issues quickly and efficiently.  When you enter a note, simply check the Reminder checkbox (circled below). Then set the Note Date to a future date. (Note that the system won’t generate a reminder for the same day.)

Once the Reminder checkbox is set, your home page will display the note for you in your Alerts section (circled below) on the Note Date.


Now that’s the power of DIY helping you stay on top of your business.

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