The solution for Cveta Property was to create a site that highlighted the offerings - buy / sell / lease - in a way that stood out against competitors. Cveta’s offering was that she would have your home stand out if you were selling, and also find you a stand out home if you were buying/leasing. So, we needed to bring that experience to the site.
We balanced User Experience with modern User Interface design. The client did not want a visible navigation to sit on the page, so to ensure a good user experience, we introduced a search mega menu that was always visible and accessible from anywhere on the site.
This meant that we were not worried about placing all other navigation items into a hamburger menu, as the key focus was on finding property listings.
The blog, or lifestyle, page was a key driver in creating a bespoke experience for users, being able to find key information, articles and inspiration pieces for the lifestyle Newcastle has to offer. When users are searching for a home, they are usually researching what the area is like and so this added a nice benefit to her potential clients.
Secondary to the user experience was to highlight the quality and high-end impact that Cveta left on the market. We achieved this by briefing a website specific photo shoot to encompass the physical aspect of their brand through digital means. The website showcases high end photography of the properties, and monochrome images across the site to feature the brand.
The design and development of this project was highly intertwined due to the API integration for the property listings, as we needed to display the listings in a professional manner to suit the rest of the site. This API integration meant Cveta Property team members were able to upload their properties to one portal, which then automatically distributed these listings to the website and other online property portals saving the client time. There was highly considered search functionality including filtering by property type, beds, bath, car and price.
We were able to implement various enhancements using subtle animations including cursor rollovers, load animations of the logo, a mega search menu and hamburger menu to neatly structure the website whilst providing a minimalistic design approach from the users point of view.