Friday, October 7th, 2016
This month’s site of the month is LumleyEstates.co.uk
This is a fine example of a modern, responsive website that keeps the customer at the forefront of its design. Interestingly the strongest aspect of the website is its simplicity or at least its apparent simplicity. It never takes more than a few clicks to get to the information you need and the information is precise, easy to read and also includes a very useful stamp duty calculator.
The search function is situated at the top of the page and automatically updates as you choose the various options, as opposed to a classic submit button to action the search. This is a unique feature that allows the user to whittle down the options in real time.
The agent clearly prides itself on ensuring the customer receives an excellent service and is comfortable with the process. There is plenty of information for landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers to support this and this information is organized appropriately in the page menu.
The use of colour is clean and simple whilst still supporting the brand. The site uses high quality images that do not affect the loading time in conjunction with the images of branch staff, on appropriate pages, helps promote the personal service that the agency clearly holds with high regard.
Overall this is an attractive looking website that keeps it simple but with a high degree of functionality. Its function is to support the excellent service that the staff at Lumley aspire to and to promote the brand as providers of a personal and professional service.