Navigation: Home Page (logo), Our Apartments, Renting, Amenities, Gallery, Rates, Contact, Reservations
We are currently looking to build the following pages: Home Page, Our Apartments, Renting, Reservations. The additional pages of Amenities, Gallery, Rates, and Contact can be designed after we choose a winner - these will be very basic/cookie cutter.
Home Page - this page should explain all and sell our overall business/brand. Quality images of our building / apartment should be used, maybe in a larger scroller or something similar. Taglines such as "Madison's #1 Furnished Housing Solution" or "Fully Furnished Apartments. Simple and Flexible Renting" or something similar. Large image links (outside of the main Nav) should be used to direct visitors to our most important pages (Our Apartments, How to Rent / Renting, Gallery). We should also have a section near bottom of the page, above from contact information, that reads "Make Countryside Your Home Away From Home Today!", which links below to "How to Rent", "Rates", and "Reserve Now". We would also like to mention somewhere that we are highly rated on Google and TripAdvisor, and feature our award from J Turner Research Power Rankings.
Our Apartments - should feature plenty of pictures of inside our apartments, maybe in scroller format, but open to any layout.
There should be somewhere to list all of the included items in each apartment, similar to our current website, but a shortened list. There should be a section called Floor Plans that has an image link to each apartment type floor plan (1BR, 2BR, 3BR, Duplex). You can find old versions of floor plans on our old website. It will be very important to update these floor plan images to make more appealing. We also need a small section detailing whats included with the rent, such as utilities, high-speed internet, etc.
Renting - Here we really need to do a good job educating our potential customer on the rental process since it is a bit unique. We would like to visually/graphically explain the rental process in a few easy steps. The idea is to communicate to the customer how easy and simple and flexible renting with us is.
Step 1 - Reservation Inquiry
Step 2 - Confirm Dates
Step 3 - Sign Digital Rental Agreement & Pay Reservation Deposit
Step 4 - All Finished. Check-In and pay remainder of balance upon Check-In.
Below this visual explanation of renting, we would like to display our rental rates, similar to how they are displayed on our current website.
Reservations - This page will explain how the reservation process works. We don't allow guests to book immediately online like other hotels. They must submit a form (reservation inquiry) or give us a call to check dates and availability first. This is based on the way we schedule our apartments. We're mostly looking to update the layout and form content of our current site - and want it to look more professional / clean.