The Best Apartment Building Website Design
Your building’s website needs not only to impress first time website visitors, but it also needs to engage your existing tenants.
Written by Simon Alcott: Published June 23rd, 2020 | Updated June 23rd, 2020.
Simon Alcott is the driving force behind Turf.Press, a feisty technology company helping property owners and managers better connect to their residents.
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Looking for a website design template for your building or condo?
A building’s website design needs to do a lot more than simply impress first time website visitors. Your website also needs to satisfy the technological needs of your tenants and building managers.
For instance, building managers will want to have a maintenance request feature built into the platform where existing tenants can submit work orders. And your tenants will likely want to have built-in rent payment options.
As you can see, a building website needs to be much more than just a pretty design.
At Turf.Press we’ve put together a beautiful front-end design while at the same time integrating the numerous tools you’ll need to manage your building online.
Let’s jump in and take a peak at the Turf.Press building design template.
BUILDING WEBSITE DESIGN EXAMPLE
Let’s begin by exploring our building design theme in more detail. When designing this website template, we put ourselves in the shoes of your first time visitors. Many first time visitors will be on your website because they are interested in buying or renting properties. For this reason, we wanted you to be able to make a strong first impression on them.
Your homepage can be modified to meet your brand’s image. Even though we provide you with a basic template, you can change virtually everything on the page (text size, text color, font type, images, image placement, colors etc). Think of our building website design template as a canvas. We provide you with a skeleton to paint on, but you can shade in the details and create a color palette that matches your brands image.
The front-end also comes with all of the pages you’ll need for your building’s website including:
– Property listing page
– Featured property pages
– Vacancy pages
– Homepage, contact page, about us, etc
– Tenant portal (rent payments, amenity booking etc)
– Tenant community (social network for tenants)
– Building group pages (if you want your residents to have access to building groups such as chess club, reading club, running group etc).
– Maintenance request forms (learn more)
– Digital contracts and online lease software (with digital signatures)
– Incident report forms
– Area map page
– Building events page
– Built-in tenant messaging system
As you can see, the Turf.Press apartment building design template comes with much more power than just a easy to use drag and drop page builder. Countless back-end features come pre-built into our system, making our system the most powerful property management system on the market today.
Let’s jump in and explore our back-end features in a little more detail now
DESIGN TEMPLATE BACK-END FEATURES
A building’s website cannot simply use any off-the-shelf design template. The technological requirements building owners and managers require are unique to the muli-family industry.
For example, you’ll need a built-in property listing feature that allows your site visitors to view your properties directly on your website. You’ll also want to give them the ability to sort the listings based on their desired search requirements. For example you might want them to be able to filter results based on number of rooms, price, square feet and so on. Naturally, the majority of generic website templates won’t come with this feature built in. However, the Turf.Press system does. Here is an example of how your property listing page could look:
In this example we needed to make our property listing plugin integrate with our front-end website theme. We needed to ensure the styling was consistent and cohesive to ensure a seamless visitor experience. Piecing these parts of the puzzle together yourself can be an incredibly time consuming process. At Turf.Press, when you order our building website design template, you’ll get access to all of these features out of the box (no complex or time consuming configuration required). Our solutio also includes hosting, which means you don’t need to worry about your host being compatible with your building website scripts. We’ve handled all of that for you.
One of the hardest parts about building a building website, is developing the back-end tenant portal. First, this section of your website needs to be setup with the right user restrictions to ensure only logged in users have access to the tenant section within your website. Again, the Turf.Press building website platform comes with user permissions, security, and re-direct rules built-in out-of-the-box.
Then, once users login they need to be able to do things such as pay rent or building fees online, book amenities, submit a work order or communicate with your building’s management or other tenants. Again, all of these features come built-in to the Turf.Press system. Let’s take a look at a few of these systems now. First, here is a look at the main tenant portal page:
RENT PAYMENTS ONLINE
With the Turf.Press system, your building residents can also easily pay their rent online using our built-in recurring rent payment subscription software. You an setup any type of recurring subscription payment you want, but rent and monthly building or condo fee payments are the most common.
After click on “pay rent”, your tenants will be brounght to a simply checkout page where they can enter their billing information.
The Turf.Press system also comes with a built-in amenity booking system. This tool allows you to create an inventory of bookable products. For example, you could allow your residents to book a private meeting room or a guest room. Once the emenity is booked, the amenity won’t be availible during that time slot any longer.
And of course, the Turf.Press building website design template is 100% mobile friendly. Your site visitors and tenants can access your website on Android of IOS mobile devices and the display of your website will update accordingly. You can view a few exmaples of our mobile layout below.
BUILT-IN COMMUNITY TOOLS
The Turf.Press sytem also comes with a built-in community feature which allows your building managers and tenants to communicate directly within your building website’s app. This feature gives your tenants the ability to post update on their wall, comment on other tenant’s posts, joing groups, RSVP for building events and much more.
Of course, in order to manage all of these features you’ll need an easy to use admin dashboard which allows you to keep everything organized. The Turf.Press system is built on WordPress so the admin dashboard will be familiar to most people. It’s intuitive and easy to navigate.
GET IT TODAY
If you’re on the market for a building website design template, then I strongly suggest you give consideration to Turf.Press. The Turf.Press system is hands-down the most beautiful and powerful option on the market today.