Just to let you all know we have a component that uses cron jobs to automate the import and export of properties using the Kyero specification xml format.
Compatible with Kyero specification 2.1 and 3.x this system provides the following:
Allows you to add multiple feeds from multiple agents
Uses a cron job for each feed to automatically run the feed(s)
The feed system will add new properties, update changes to existing properties and mark as sold properties no longer on the feed.
Export your properties based on criteria you choose. Multiple exports with different criteria such as ref prefix of property type or agent etc.
New mapping facility to map property categories to yours to reduce duplicates (such as "Villa Detached" mapped to "Detached Villa"
No field matching required just enter the feed url and add the cron job and thats it.