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Prices / Space

This mask consists of two areas, on the left you can enter the data for the prices, on the right for the areas. The contents or fields offered on this screen are based on the details of the type of use and distribution that you have entered in the Basic data tab. First of all, all information that is released for the corresponding category appears. For example, the Purchase Price field is not displayed for a rental property.

In Administration, you can specify which field appears in which category. You must use numeric values in the input fields such as price or square meter specifications. Note that decimal places must be separated by a period and not by a comma. Do not use a thousands separator. Likewise, you are not allowed to enter currency symbols or size specifications in these fields

Country-specific fields

Each country has its own specifications as to what prices and areas are used. Therefore, other fields may appear here, depending on which fields you have activated. As in all other places, fields in the administration can be enabled or disabled.

Automatic field calculation

To activate automatic field calculation:

Tools >> Settings >> Basic settings >> General tab >> Category “Automatic field calculation” >> Activate

The automatic field calculation supplements the prices as follows:

Service charges = heating costs + operating costs
warm rent = service charges + cold rent + parking space rent
rent_per_qm = cold rent / living space
purchase price_per_qm = purchase price / living space.

Commission fields and automatic field calculation

External commission and internal commission

These two fields are text fields in which you can enter numerical values, percentages and values using abbreviations. The entries are used to automatically calculate totals, amounts and percentages.

You can read out percentage values (numerical value and percentage sign), value amounts marked with a currency specification (Euro, EUR or €).
For rental properties you can also refer to cold or warm rents, advertised or with abbreviations. E.g. X cold rent, X WM or X KM.

Please note that double entries of e.g. a fixed value and a percentage value are not possible.

Automatic calculation of the commission

Basis for the automatic calculation is the purchase price or the warm rent or cold rent. You can use the entries in the two fields, External Commission and Internal Commission to calculate the fields Commission Amount and Total External Commission / Total Internal Commission and Percent External Commission / Percent Internal Commission. These fields only show values and are not editable. The fields can be activated or deactivated in the administration

The deposit

Since the portals unfortunately define the deposit field differently, you have to consider the following when entering it.

  • For the Immobilienscout, text can be entered here, e.g. 2 monthly rents
  • for the other portals must be entered a numeric value

To solve this problem with a single input, your text input is converted into a numeric value. For example, if you enter “2 KM”, the two cold rents are converted into one euro amount, that is, 2 * cold rent. If you enter “900€”, the Euro symbol is simply filtered out during export

Price per sqm

You can also enter the price per square meter and have the system calculate the property price. To do this, you must activate the following fields in the administration:

  • Calculation basis
  • purchase price per sqm
  • rental price per sqm

Based on the value selected in the Calculation basis field, the third value is calculated on the basis of the area. In the basic settings, you can set whether an existing price is overwritten. If ‘No specification’ is selected, no calculation is carried out. As an example, when selecting a flat rate price, the m² price is calculated from a purchase price and the (residential) area.

For residential properties the area is the living area, for commercial properties the total area (or if not specified, the sum of the sub-areas) and for land plots the size of the plot.

Price on request

If you do not want to send the purchase price to the portals, but the note “Price on request”, you should not enter the number “0” in the Purchase price field. In this case, no new interested parties will be found via the interested party search and the property may be listed with “0” Euro in the portal.
Activate the field of the same name in the administration for the “Price on request”. For properties for which no price is to be transmitted, check the box “Price on request” in the category Prices/Areas. Thus the property is transmitted to the portals and with most portals then the value “purchase price on inquiry” appears with the field purchase price


This information applies to most large portals. Please note that “price on request” is only defined for properties for sale and accepts this only for commercial properties