I am looking for a Home Rental Website. I'd like the client (home owner) to be able to submit profile information on the house, submit photos (up to 10) and be able to pay with a credit card upon submission. A site that I'd like to emulate (copy,clone, or whatever) is www.Rentclicks.com. This site is really more sophisticated than I need at this time but could see myself growing into it. I'm open to using certain Real Estate templates available on [url removed, login to view] or similiar sites. I'd like the propective tenants to be able to do searches easily with out having to go too many layers deep. So, I think I need both a great look to the site but also comprehensive data base capabilities. The site should offer me the option of being able to automatically notify the client by email at a set date before their ad expires. I'd like to be able to edit the program myself to change website titles and certain sorts so that it can be used in other locations. Also I'd like to be able to use this site at any hosting service. Not sure if the budget is realistic. I'm open to leaving certain features out to keep within a budget.
Home Rental Network Website Project
Notes: I’m looking for a functional copy of www.Rentclicks,com., but with much better graphics, and a cleaner look. So please, view the website in detail so you know exactly what I’m looking for. If you have already quoted but would like to change your quote – here’s your chance. I’m looking for someone that I can feel comfortable with and gives me the feeling they really want to do my work.
This is an experiment for me working in this fashion, therefore the budget for this project is $ 500.00 and would like to have it finished and up and running within 15 days.
I am not interested in hearing from companies that can only do it for more or think I’m crazy for trying to get it for $ 500.00. I know there are many good companies or individuals that can accomplish this project within the budget and time. I appreciate the fact that many might feel that this job is worth much more money and time, and if that is the case please do not reply. We all have our specialties and this price range may not be yours.
This is part 1 (Florida only) of what I see as a total of 4 projects. If this does well I want to expand it to a (part 2) nationwide rental site (just like Rentclicks,com). Part 3 will be a For Sale by Owner site – very similar to this site and part 4 will be a nationwide version of that site. I am keeping the budget low on this to see how it goes and what kind of work I’m able to get.
If this site does well, you can plan on 3 additional sites, and I can assure you, I’m willing to pay more money when I know the work and I’m comfortable with who I’m working with. And if you make my working with you an enjoyable experience along with great work – you can count on a super review on Freelancers.com. I know what a difference a good referral can make for getting future jobs.
Front End Website: Viewer (Prospective Tenant)
© Ability to search for properties: Search would be initiated by clicking on button or Photo labeled the same as button, or in search box of properties. Exact search criteria to be determined.
© Ability to view paginated list of properties which would include thumbnail photo plus brief description of each property – 6-10 per page - # of photos per page to be made in admin tool.
© Upon clicking thumbnail photo – would bring up detailed page of that property with complete details and descriptions displayed – also would include up to 10 or 12 additional photos, which would display all additional photos on same page. Clicking on each additional photo would bring up enlarged view of that photo.
© Viewer should be able to list favorites and print list of favorites
© Ability to link to Map and School information links by clicking on icons. Plus other pertinent links with links highlighted. (This could be a button going to a links page)
© Visually and Graphically exciting Web Page. Should include photographs, and dynamic type fonts. Should appear extremely professional. I’m looking for a “Wow” factor here when somebody looks at this site.
Front End Website: Advertiser (Customer or Home Owner Listing their property)
© I’m trying to decide if I want the customer to pay first and then go to the profile page or fill out the profile page and then pay – to be determined.
© Ability to click on button or photo to go to customer profile page (To List your property or Place an Ad)
© Profile page would be a form that customer fills out personal information along with describing different aspects of their property. Should have both text boxes and buttons or drop downs to make entering info quick and easy for customer.
© Photo entry page should be easy to use. Include browser and function to allow automatic resizing of photo if too large. Provision to accept up to 10-12 extra photos with captioning.
© Editing page for customer to recheck their personal and listing information and approve it before going to payment page.
© Pricing Page that customer could pick which different priced offers they want to pay for. This would be linked to Paypal or credit card info.
© Payment page should accept all necessary customer information to allow PayPal or credit card payment to be initiated. Approval by Paypal or credit card would allow listing to be entered into website database.
© Additional information pages – tips, contract samples, fact sheets, etc. - number of pages to be determined.
© Customer should be able to login with Username & password to edit their ads.
© Separate area for commercial customers such as apartment communities and other vendors and suppliers who would advertise with us. They would have much larger space or part of page.
© Login facility to admin tools
© Ability to manage all search criteria (add/modify/delete)
© Ability to manage features (change photos, headers, info)
© Ability to manage user rights to admin. (some have read only – others can modify)
© Ability to edit listings – both photos and text (add/delete/modify)
© Ability to automatically send emails notifying customers, so many days prior to their ads expiring.
© Ability to remove ads from display upon expiration. Expired listing should still be able to be reactivated upon renewal and remain in database.
© Ability to easily add and change/modify FAQ sheets
© Ability to have featured home display- display rotating through photos, blinking, motion, etc.
© Ability to assign ID number to each customer & property. ID # assigned at point of payment.
© Should be able to add icons for reduced price, new, specials. Blinking or standard.
© Want the capability to offer to offer promotional special offers at the point before payment. For example if I wanted to give Realtors one free month – they would fill out profile form, enter photos, and enter a promotional code, which would bypass the payment page.
© First site will be just for Florida, however want the capability to easily build to nationwide.
© Website should be easy to migrate to any host.
© Website should be very fast loading – I do not want to have to wait for photos and rest of site to slowly download. Will not accept a slow loading site.
© Will appreciate help in getting good search engine placement
© Database – MSQL
© Only will accept copyright 2004 Home Rental Network – no ad line to developer.
© Payment terms are money to be deposited in escrow. Half payment upon viewing of all elements – final payment will made upon successful, bug free demo of the site on your server.
© If you have any ideas that might improve upon what I’ve mentioned I’m always open and appreciate your thoughts.