Pace was faced with two challenges. The first was the need to have a website that could remain current and feature up-to-date information about their real estate projects. The second was to tie in property listings for their clients that provided an on-line searchable database of their listings and holdings.
Pace has no internal programming or web design staff, and did not want to begin a costly maintenance cycle as new content or property listings came online. Additional requirements included:
- Rotating banners
- Integration with Google Maps
- Property Detail pages
Pace hired The Foundry Software, a Telerik Service Partner, to implement Telerik’s Sitefinity CMS, and develop custom modules to meet their needs.
As a listing broker, Pace serves several communities, including both prospective tenants as well as listing brokers who always need to keep their ear to the ground in terms of availability. In order to do this, Pace needed to implement news feeds that gather the attention of possible new business, present project case studies that demonstrate their capabilities, and give prospect customers access to contact their brokers and property managers.
“The key difference between Sitefinity and other CMS systems, both proprietary and open source, is our ability to quickly build and implement custom modules that fit seamlessly into the content management system. The Telerik support team is easy to reach and responds promptly when questions arise regarding both end user and developer needs, " says Darchele Webb, Lead Developer at The Foundry Software.
“The consistency of the Sitefinity implementation allows us to estimate development costs much more accurately, providing value to our clients, and profitability to our bottom line. On Sitefinity projects we do not need to fluff up our estimates to account for the unexpected”, adds Harry Imster, President, The Foundry Software.
Pace Properties was provided with a data-driven website developed in Microsoft .Net and SQL Server, all built within and managed by Telerik’s Sitefinity.
The website is now maintained exclusively by Pace Properties. Web content is updated on a regular basis without the back and forth that was required in the past. Not only does this cut down on web-design and support costs, but also puts the power of publishing in the hands of those who should have it.
The power of Sitefinity’s template driven, version controlled content engine allows ordinary end users to publish a professionally branded and effectively designed website without the use of development resources. Listing brokers subscribe to the news feed to keep up to date, and return to the site far more often than in the past.