Need a website to be designed for a property management company. The website will have rental listings, and possibly turn into a multiple listing website, so it may be best to be built with a classified sort of approach in mind.
- site name ([url removed, login to view]) with a slogan (a fun, professional slogan, might be provided by the owner)
- Design needs to be Simple and Fun but still professional, target audience is is 20 - 25yrs old, also must be a responsive site (mobile ready).
- something easy for the owner to update content - like Joomla (I know joomla well so it may be a good choice, but I'm open to other suggestions), Drupal or Wordpress, etc.
- we're totally OK with using free templates and modules, etc, or if paid ones are required then they must fit in budget.
- This is for an Ontario Canada Property Management company, all forms etc must use province and postal code, (not state and zip), and be in Canadian currency.
- Stock royalty free photos will be fine, for most pages of website, other than apartment listings of course.
- A easy to use rental or real estate listing component that is easy for the owner to add, remove, edit listings. (I was thinking like a classified type "post an ad" user interface) (check out [url removed, login to view], post a free ad, apartment rental, pick bedroom number, etc.. something like that).
- the ability to search for apartments for rent (listing search) (see [url removed, login to view], the site is ugly, but we really like the way the listings are layed out, also like the current/upcoming vacancy's, that's about it)
- See [url removed, login to view] - we love the search and the way it shows listings on the map. Also would like to offer referral bonuses like this: [url removed, login to view]
- like clv group, we also like [url removed, login to view] - this listing search is also fantastic, in fact this search is almost perfect right from the search to the listings layout, to the actual listing itself - if you can copy something like this, great.
- each listing must have ability to post photo's, video, and a map to the location (google map?)
- nice to have each listing show the number of visits
- a page for brief description of property management services offered (construction services, property management)
- a page for "Our Company" with a portrait photo (see [url removed, login to view])
- social site integration (like on facebook, twitter, g+, you tube, etc)
- a commercial real estate page
- Front page should be inviting, show a few featured listings, have the ability to "quick search" the listings from there.
- Front page would like to have a rotating picture module with words on each like "need an apartment?", showing young couples happy, etc, (see [url removed, login to view] front page for example)
- of course SEO is a must
I am the host for this website, so I can work closely with the developer and ensure web server compatibility.
Turnaround time is flexible, however we were hoping for march 15th go live (or at least 80% completion).
Thanks, please let me know if you have any questions.