Every time you add a new record to ShowHouse, be that a landlord, a vendor or a property, you will see an add form. To make this process of adding new data faster and more efficient we've redesigned the main add forms to just capture the most important information, and to make adding addresses more efficient also.
Focus on most common fields
These improvements 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
With our recent introduction of a free UK postcode lookup service on all accounts, adding addresses is now quicker and more accurate since the lookup uses the Royal Mail postal address database. Postcode lookups 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.