A WordPress based property website for a No. 1 Mayfair estate agent. Wetherell lets you search properties for rent and sell on the site and review the property. Wetherell also facilitates to schedule a view to property from online booking functionality.
About The Client
Established in the eighties, Wetherell is Mayfair’s No. 1 agents. They specialise in Mayfair property, advising clients on residential sales, lettings, investments and new developments. The founder and CEO of Wetherell are the Chairman of The Mount Street Traders’ Association and sits on the board of a number of Stakeholder groups in the area. Bringing over 40 years of experience, the client is supported by a senior team of highly experienced professionals, Wetherell advises on over £1 billion worth of residential instructions and is the influential market leader for Mayfair property.
The Client’s Requirements
The client wanted to revamp the site to give it more modern and slick look. The Wetherell used and still uses a third-party portal website called Thebu2iness.com (now Easymatch.co.uk) to list their property on a subdomain. Thebu2iness.com provides an online software for listing the properties for letting and selling. The roadmap was to show the properties from the online software directly into the WordPress website, the idea was to import all properties from the portal to the site daily as a scheduled task. This was to be done by exporting BLM data files from the portal and importing them to WordPress using the data supplied from Rightmove. In addition to this task, there were some more requirements given like International Properties; a couple of content-rich and dynamic Research and Mayfair Office pages; Downloading PDF files and much more.
The site was already there and was built with WordPress. A couple of main challenge during the development was to make the site look better as it was already good, and the second task was to import the exported property data to WordPress and show them in a better way than what was there on the third party portal. Our team took up the challenge and provided new theme templates; changed fonts; colours while keeping the site branding as the brand was very old and well-known. The developers created a plugin to import the properties and show them on the site better than ever, for this we created a custom WordPress plugin and developed the solution around. For the other tasks such as International Properties; a couple of content-rich and dynamic Research and Mayfair Office pages, we created new WordPress post types; created theme templates and new styles for the new pages. We also provided a search widget to find the International Properties creating a custom WordPress plugin.