We design, create, host and maintain your website, and provide you with full and ongoing support all as part of the service. You will have access to all the enhancements we make to the website platform without having to pay extra. As well as a high performing website for users, there is a very flexible admin for you, where you can edit the website and view all the enquiries that are generated.
There is a comprehensive Content Management System (CMS), which you can log into at any time to make changes. You can edit, add or remove pages, write articles, change settings and even make changes to how the site looks. Of course, our support team are always available to help you understand how you can make those changes, and how best to use the CMS.
Our system along with all data storage and back-up is all based in the cloud.
Our platform is built in Ruby on Rails, using mySQL database.
The existing template designs are very flexible, and can be made to reflect your brand very well. Once you have configured the design with your logo, colours, pictures, content, staff and properties, it becomes a very smart representation of your brand.
This would depend on the size and complexity of the site you require. Typically, a site that uses one of our existing design themes will take just a few weeks as we can launch a site fairly quickly, and are often only held up when waiting for content. A site that requires a bespoke design can be a little more complex and will take longer, depending on your requirements.
Our service includes full hosting at our tier 1 hosting facility. We do not offer domain name registration, but we can help you in that process if you need to register a domain.
We work with many different agency software providers, and receive data feeds smoothly so that we can publish your properties on your website. Almost all software suppliers provide us with property data in exactly the same format, which means we can always accept the data feeds.
To create your website, we will need you to provide content that you want published on the site. Often we can take content from an existing website, but you will need to put aside some time to provide any additional content that you require, and to check the site as we create it to ensure it is exactly what you want.
Our template designs start from £150. There are normally two components to our charges: a fee to launch the site, and a monthly fee (this will vary depending on the size of your agency) that covers the licence of the technology that powers the website, full hosting, ongoing support, maintenance, and access to all website platform enhancements as we develop them.
Some of our existing designs are offered without any up-front fee at all. If you want a bespoke design, there will be a charge to design and build the site, and we will need to discuss your requirements or order to give you an accurate quotation.
Our monthly packages cover website hosting.
Our agreements are usually for two years for a template design, and three years for a bespoke build (but most of our clients choose to stay with us well beyond the initial period.)