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Project Name: Listolia
The client intends to have the website to where as a complete solution for the stake holders in the business of real estate. The website will provide functionality like searching for the accommodation for outright basis or rent etc. based on different criteria. The website will have the features like mailing system, online payments, registering your accommodation etc.

The most important aspect of this site, is when a person is signing up to create an account, they have an option to select the name of their homepage.

STPL’s long domain experience in the business of Real Estate as well as Social Networking based applications attracted the client to work with us.

STPL’s application development methodologies are particularly suited for an evolving application where client visualizes and improves after seeing the incrementally changing application.

Project Overview
This web site is a hybrid of a social network site and a real estate listing site

Provides consumers the same kinds of information and tools as Real Estate Agents use

Prospective buyers are provided access to millions of data listings to search from.

Various functionalities/modules of the Project are given below –

User Management-

  • Simple and customizable user registration form

  • Optional user account activation via email

  • Lost password retrieval via email

  • User password can be reset by administrator

  • User List Import in CSV/Excel

User Community-

  • Tell-a-Friend notification system

  • User photo/logo in the registration info

  • Built-in Web forum (bulletin board)

  • Send/receive internal message same as myspace.com

  • Email notification when message is received

  • SMS/text message? When message is received

Property/Business Listing-

  • Google Maps support

  • Regular and featured listings

  • Configurable listing prices and features via membership plans

  • Unlimited number of pictures per listing

  • Ability to add video file(s) to the listing

  • Number of pictures per listing defined by administrator

  • Listing auto expiration period defined by administrator

  • Printable versions of each listing

Search (Home & Realtors)-

  • Listing search within specified distance from a chosen location

  • Year range search

  • Price range search

  • Shortcuts to saved searches results

  • Saved listings feature for later review and comparison

  • Newest listings search

  • Sort search results by any database fields

  • Range, min/max, exact value search for numerical data

  • Completely customizable display of search results

  • Simple and advanced search forms to choose from

  • Search by Listing ID and keywords

  • Search by MLS

  • Authorize.net payment processing integration

  • Pay Pal payment processing integration

  • Unlimited number of flexible fee-based membership plans

  • Separate prices for regular/featured listings in each membership plan

  • Administrator-defined limits for number of listings per plan

Content Management System-
  • TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor

  • Unlimited number of news, article and review sections

  • Unlimited number of articles in each section

  • Unlimited number of static HTML pages

  • Online polls, pie chart results diagrams

  • Image uploads into html contents

Listing Auto Expiration-
  • Customized listing expiration period for each membership plan

  • Automatic (cron job-based) and manual expiration checks

  • Expired listings shown as inactive in "My Listings" section, can be re-activated

Different types of users who will use this site are as follows:

Owner (free user)

Buyer (free user)

Real Estate Broker/Agent (premium user)

Lender (free user)

Business (premium user)

Changing functionalities as the application evolved was one of the big challenges.
Technology Used
  • ASP.NET 2.0
  • C# 2.0
  • AJAX
  • XML
  • XHTML 1.1
  • CSS
  • IIS 6.0
  • Scripting Languages - JavaScript, VB Script
  • Database - SQL Server 2005
  • Testing Tools – QTP 9.2 , Dev Partner
  • Web Services – Google API

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