When it came to development of Help to Buy East South-East website, Spinbox’s excellent knowledge of the housing sector and the flexibility of the Sitefinity platform to meet their business requirements were the perfect combination.
Spinbox used our sector knowledge to help define the project requirements and ensure our development really added value to HTB-ESE customers. With popular property sales websites offering great user experiences and rich features, users have high expectations of all similar websites and HTB-ESE wanted to ensure that their website delivered.
To ensure we created the best user-experience from the outset, customer journeys were mapped out via wireframes and sitemaps. The technical aspects of the site were configured to ensure they didn’t over-complicate the functionality and customers were able to achieve their goal, including; the ability for users to search for and register interest in properties listed on the website, google maps integration, create favourite searches and make a Help to Buy application through the government’s scheme. This application process was produced with dynamic approval which then fed into an automated workflow process, leading to a reduction in manual processing on HTB ESE’s part.
The site also had to cater for developers wishing to promote their properties. A stakeholder area was developed offering developers CMS features to manage their properties and access to reports to see the number of views and registered interests in each of their properties.
To ensure successful delivery of this project Spinbox approached this project using agile methodologies, minimising the potential impact on delivery of a fluid specification and allowing HTB-ESE to go live with a website which perfectly met their business needs.