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Contact a real estate agent

The resource contactform represents a contact request for a real estate. The contactform can be used to send a contact request to a realtor of a real estate.

POST /search/v1.0/expose/{expose_id}/contact

Notes:

  • A contact request can only be processed if the realtor provides an email. If not, the expose contact form type NONE is set.
  • Please specify only one contact form per call. This call sends only a contact request to the realtor, thus this request doesn't return a location header cause no resource was created.

Contact/POST

The POST method of this sub-resource sends a contact request to the realtor of a real estate.

https://rest.immobilienscout24.de/restapi/api/search/v1.0/expose/{expose_id}/contact

Supported media types:
XML
JSON

Preparation

The client application has to load the expose via the Expose API to get the information about mandatory and optional fields. It can be retrieved from the contactFormConfiguration node in the response of the expose request.

XML Example:
<contactFormConfiguration>
  <moveInDateField>MANDATORY</moveInDateField>
  <petsInHouseholdField>MANDATORY</petsInHouseholdField>        
  <numberOfPersonsField>MANDATORY</numberOfPersonsField>
  <employmentRelationshipField>MANDATORY</employmentRelationshipField>
  <incomeField>MANDATORY</incomeField>
  <firstnameField>MANDATORY</firstnameField>
  <lastnameField>MANDATORY</lastnameField>
  <phoneNumberField>MANDATORY</phoneNumberField>
  <emailAddressField>MANDATORY</emailAddressField>
  <addressField>MANDATORY</addressField>
  <applicationPackageCompletedField>MANDATORY</applicationPackageCompletedField>
  <salutationField>MANDATORY</salutationField>
  <messageField>OPTIONAL</messageField>
</contactFormConfiguration>
JSON Example:
"contactFormConfiguration":{
  "moveInDateField":"MANDATORY",
  "petsInHouseholdField":"MANDATORY",
  "numberOfPersonsField":"MANDATORY",
  "employmentRelationshipField":"MANDATORY",
  "incomeField":"MANDATORY",
  "firstnameField":"MANDATORY",
  "lastnameField":"MANDATORY",
  "phoneNumberField":"MANDATORY",
  "emailAddressField":"MANDATORY",
  "addressField":"MANDATORY",
  "applicationPackageCompletedField":"MANDATORY",
  "salutationField":"MANDATORY",
  "messageField":"OPTIONAL"
}

The client application must ensure that the MANDATORY fields are part of the POST call to send the form (user/system has to enter the required data) - this is currently not verified by the RestAPI server to ensure backward compability with older client applications. However server-side validation could start at any time.

Request

Path parameters

  • expose_id - The Id of an expose to perform a contact request for.

Body

The content of the fields is not filtered (e.g. for cross-side scripting or cross-side request forgery).

The order of the fields is defined by the Schema. This is the order of all eventually possible fields (as defined by the Schema; not all fields can be used for every form, this depends on the form configuration as explained above):

firstname, lastname, phoneNumber, emailAddress, appointmentRequested, message, address, contactMailCustomStyle, moveInDate, petsInHousehold, numberOfPersons, employmentRelationship, income, salutation, schufaInformationProvided, schufaVerificationCode, sendProfile, profileImageUrl, privacyPolicyAccepted, company, buyReason, ownCapital, hasPreapproval, lotAvailable, numberOfRequiredWorkingPlaces, plannedInvestment, commercialUsage, applicationPackageCompleted

salutation can contain one of: FEMALE, MALE, COMPANY, NO_SALUTATION

XML:

<expose:contactForm xmlns:expose="http://rest.immobilienscout24.de/schema/search/expose/1.0" xmlns:common="http://rest.immobilienscout24.de/schema/common/1.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://rest.immobilienscout24.de/schema/search/expose/1.0 expose-1.0.xsd">
  <firstname>firstname</firstname>
  <lastname>lastname</lastname>
  <phoneNumber>phoneNumber</phoneNumber>
  <emailAddress>emailAddress@mail.de</emailAddress>
  <appointmentRequested>YES</appointmentRequested>
  <message>message</message>
  <address xsi:type="common:Address">
    <street>street</street>
    <houseNumber>houseNumber</houseNumber>
    <postcode>12345</postcode>
    <city>city</city>
  </address>
  <salutation>MALE</salutation>
</expose:contactForm>

JSON:

{
  "expose.contactForm":{
    "@xmlns":{
      "common":"http:\/\/rest.immobilienscout24.de\/schema\/common\/1.0"
    },
    "firstname":"firstname",
    "lastname":"lastname",
    "phoneNumber":"phoneNumber",
    "emailAddress":"emailAddress@mail.de",
    "appointmentRequested":"YES",
    "message":"message",
    "address":{
      "@xsi.type":"common:Address",
      "street":"street",
      "houseNumber":"houseNumber",
      "postcode":"12345",
      "city":"city"
    },
    "salutation":  
  }
}

Response

you should expect a success response Body

Attached to the E-Mail as XML

You are able to attach contact requests additionally as a XML file for an easier software import. The format is OpenImmo Feedback 1.2.5 standard.

The configuration to attach this XML to your E-Mail, you can find in the ScoutManager.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
-<openimmo_feedback>
<version>1.2.5</version>

-<sender>
<name>IS24</name>
<datum>01.12.2015</datum>
<makler_id/>
<regi_id>IS24</regi_id>
</sender>


-<objekt>
<portal_obj_id>63843270</portal_obj_id>
<oobj_id>63843270</oobj_id>
<expose_url>http:///expose/63843270</expose_url>
<bezeichnung>Test-IS24: Haus Kauf - 2015-08-25 16:04:58 833</bezeichnung>
<strasse>Andreasstraße 10</strasse>
<ort>10243 Berlin</ort>
<land>Deutschland</land>
<stadtbezirk>Friedrichshain (Friedrichshain)</stadtbezirk>
<preis>9.999.999.999,00 €</preis>
<anzahl_zimmer>2</anzahl_zimmer>
<flaeche>5,00</flaeche>

-<interessent>
<anrede>Herr</anrede>
<vorname>Testvorname</vorname>
<nachname>Testnachname</nachname>
<firma>Testfirma</firma>
<strasse>Magazinstr. 15-17</strasse>
<plz>10179</plz>
<ort>Berlin</ort>
<tel>+49 30 455644</tel>
<email>team_eule@sandbox.de</email>

<anfrage>Die ist der Fliesstext Weitere Daten zum Interessenten; Nutzung der Immobilie: Zur Selbstnutzung; Gewünschter Einzugstermin: 06.11.2015; Haushaltsgröße: Einpersonenhaushalt; Tiere im Haushalt: 2 Katzen; Anstellungsverhältnis: Angestellte(r); Haushaltsnettoeinkommen: 500€ - 1.000€; Eigenkapital: 100.000 - 125.000€; Finanzrahmen geprüft: Ja; SCHUFA-Bonitätscheck: Nein; Bewerbungsunterlagen: vorhanden; Grundstück: nicht vorhanden; Erforderliche Arbeitsplätze: 12; Investitionsvolumen: 100.000 - 250.000 €; Nutzungsart/Branche: weiterer Fliesstext  </anfrage>

</interessent>
</objekt>
</openimmo_feedback>