I need to put up a real estate site that uses maps and vicinity searches to assist users find apartments in a chosen location. Something like what is on www.rent.com. I'm not looking for an overly hightech solution, just complicated enough to show maps of locations and allow vicinity searches eg. A search for apartments in the greater Los Angeles area should show a map of the greater Los Angeles area and results should include apartments in LA city and cities/towns around LA.
I'm open to different ideas and solutions. I would prefer having the site use ASP VBScript technology, or maybe ASP.net in VB, but will consider other programming languages if the solution is simple, user friendly and efficient. I will also consider solutions that may require use of google maps, yahoo maps or any other service, but keep in mind that cost is an issue, so if they charge a monthly fee, it 's got to be pretty small and the benefit your solution pretty good for me to go with it.
My hosting company is [url removed, login to view], so consider the technologies and programming languages they provide when coming up with a solution.
This is the first project I'm posting here so I'm not sure how the bid process works, but what I'd like to see are proposals and solutions and bids. I'd also like you to include examples of any similar work you have done. Note that I will not necessarily pick the lowest bidder, but rather the most user friendly solution, which means SIMPLE to use. I don't want a website which requires users to go through a quick "how to use" tutorial.
Again, I want to show location visual presentations ie MAPS and allow VICINITY searches. KEEP IT SIMPLE.
**budget $0 - $2000