Need a professional real estate magazine website. This will be a local real estate site. I am not on a time crunch but I would like to see progress over time. I need the site up and running fully by Nov 08. The website needs to be very easy to navigate, not busy, and color schemes need to be pleasing to the eye. I would like the whole website to use Ajax or dhtml. The area for this website many people have dial-up so I would like it if possible no flash.
I need two mean functions to the website.
Realtor log in
Under this section the realtor will log in to update their pages for the magazine. After some research I believe Indesign CS3 server will work best for this part but I am open to suggestions. The idea I have for this is that my graphic designers will make the templates for the realtor. They would log on and see a template for the magazine with empty boxes. They would pick a box and it would prompt them to upload a picture and type text. Also I need a small text box that prompts them to put in the homes MLS number. I need the is to appear on the bottom of each home in the magazine. Once they complete their pages they save them. I would then download the pages as separate PDF from all the different realtors. Each realtor would have there own username and password. I would give them a username and they would set there password. Last I need to be able to set up accounts and update templates.
Home Buyer search area
This is the section where possible buyers search for homes. I would like 3 different ways to search for a home. As far as the colors and general layout look I like the website [url removed, login to view] To have a flipping preview on the main page at the top is something I think my clients would like. The three different ways to search that I would like are:
1. Google map – I would like this to be on the front page in the center with the houses that are in the magazine with markings highlighting them. When you click on them they open (as all other Google maps) with a picture and text.
2. Search criteria – on the left-hand side I would like some basic home search options. When the search is complete I would like a list of homes in boxes. (similar to [url removed, login to view] search) When they make there selection it takes them to more details about the home.
3. Virtual magazine – on the main page I want a link to a virtual magazine. It would be the actual magazine that is distributed. Customers would be able to go page by page searching for a home. Once they find a home they click on it in the magazine opening the page with more details about the home.
The last functionality of this part of the website is I would like the website to pull the information about the home from other websites like [url removed, login to view] does. This can be accomplished with the MLS number. When the realtors are putting the information they want in the magazine I need a small text box for the MLS number so the searches work. The website could use this number to search the internet for information about the home. Along with the information and pictures I need a link to the site that my site gets it information form.
This website is very important to my company. This will let us break into the web. These are basic functions of the website but over time I will need more completed. It only makes since to have the person that made the website add to the website. There will be future work that I need completed with this but for now I need to get it up and running. Also I will need a server and someone to manage the site so there will be continued money to be made. Thank you for your time. Please give me a personal response, no auto response please.