Early next week we'll be rolling out some improvements to the forms you use to add the main records to ShowHouse, e.g. the add property form, add landlord, add buyer, etc.
Focus on most common fields
These improvements will make it even quicker to add new records, by removing many of the extra optional fields which we have found are rarely filled in on the initial form. You can, of course, still add this additional data by editing a record after it has been added.
If you are adding a property and the landlord is not yet on the system, you no longer have to go over to the landlord screen; you can now add a new landlord name directly into the select box and they will be added to the system when you add the property, another big time saver.
Free postcode lookups
This coincides with the introduction of a free UK postcode lookup service on all accounts; this used to be a paid add-on but they are just so fast and efficient that we decided to give them to all users.
This has enabled us to make the entry of addresses so much easier, not just for properties, but for all contacts also. You will be able to just enter the postcode and select the matching address from the list to automatically populate the address details. If you prefer, or if the address is not found or is in a different format than you require, you can still enter your address manually.
Watch out for a product update message when these improvements are rolled out next week.