Website Design Brief: Letting in York website
Overview: is a successful property lettings agency in. Its current website does not allow for live editing or updating of properties. Whilst the existing company id is to remain, the overall design of the website is open to change. We are looking to commission a website redesign with hosting, building in support management.
The required new site must take into account the following key requirement:
It is to be both a search facility for there Letting clients AND a brochure site for a sister company:– a property search consultancy.
There is a need for the web editor, , to add sections and pages, copy and pix to the site without referral back to the web designer. (I use Odyssey system at present – this enables meta descriptions to be added as part of live editing, which I like.) There is also a need for the staff to add rental properties onto the site’s search facility.
Quick Search Facility
The search facility is of the utmost importance – as you might imagine, in the competitive world of property letting, an agency is only as good as the rental stock it showcases. Unfortunately, our existing search facility is not immediately accessible from the homepage. There is a requirement to build a quick search facility into the homepage – see [url removed, login to view] for an example of the “Quick Search” criteria required.
At present, student properties are searched via a link to IG Properties’ website which is a specific student website. There is a need to maintain this link on the redesigned site.
Sections required on the new site.
We would like to see each of these sections within the menu bar. The website editor will need to add more sections herself.
Who we are
Landlord’s Guide (this section contains an existing application form)
Tenant’s Guide (This sections contains an existing application form
Invest in York (This section requires email contact form with separate address)
Market News (possibly with tick-a-tape headlines)
The footer needs to contain the following:
Map of our offices
Rental Valuation Request
On-line payment provision
We would like to explore adding an e-commerce facility, enabling us to take payment for tenant registration and property search fees on line. We do not have this facility at present. We could set up a Paypal account easily to receive payment, like Tradewinds’ on-line store. (We are unsure about outlay of fees to a major payment provider and would welcome advice.) Please cost the Paypal route into the quotation as a stand alone item.
Site maintenance and troubleshooting
It is imperative that the design contract builds in ongoing maintenance and customer support. Please show how this support would be provided/charged.
We are looking for the site to go live by 1st September.
Please submit your interest and quotation, with payment terms and timeframes outlined, by email. Thank you.