Our challenge was to create a unique property application that offered users an abundance of features such as commercial or residential property selection, advanced filtering, advanced map, and many more useful features. There are more than 2 million commercial property owners in The United States, having an option to search for commercial properties gives these select users an easy way of finding their next property, or next business. Not only do we offer properties for sale, but buildings, restaurants, and office spaces for lease. This is a perfect application for investors in real estate, providing them with a seamless experience.
Creating an application that was simple yet very effective was what I planned on from the very beginning. First with the research, we had to look into our competitors. Redfin and Zillow were the main two application we were looking at. Their designs were proven to work and well put together, so I created an enhanced version of that same concept. A less cramped and simplistic UI for property searching.
Getting into our users, we had to find the right type of users for this sort of website. Users who were both into residential and commercial property purchasing or investing. The highlighted feature of switching between commercial and residential property search was a game changer for these type of users. They did not have to worry about going through a different application for their commercial search. This, combined with the advanced filtering in the search tool would create a great user experience for them.