Real estate is an expensive yet important purchase. Everyone wants to have a cozy apartment or a big house, and online search is what many users prefer these days. The Web is stuffed with so many useful websites, where clients can find a real estate agency in any city and country, see the property images on their screens and make an appointment with a broker in a matter of seconds.

I have looked for the most well-designed real estate websites and gathered a good collection for you. But before you will observe all these designs, give me a few minutes to describe the most used-for features on this kind of websites.

Large Header Image/Photographic Background

Big images in the Header section of the home page (or a fixed photographic Header for the entire site) are frequently used details by many real estate agents. It helps to attract users and inspire them for further site browsing. It works especially good if to place a high-quality image of the property you want to sell.

Trulia

Trulia

The same good are photographs used in a full-screen mode. Image background is a nice design technique to adopt on a realty website.

Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo Gallery

A real estate website is nothing without a photo gallery. This is why users go online and browse tons of similar websites. A photo gallery allows clients to pick a house without leaving their computers.

DJK Residential

DJK Residential

Search Box

Many realtors’ webpages have quick forms to fill in order to find a property in a certain area, or at an appropriate price. This feature helps users to get oriented on a site, and what can be better than satisfied clients?

Keller Williams

Keller Williams

Search by Map

This is an alternative to a regular search box. Still, in this case you need no writing, because the only thing you should do is to determine a location on the map.

RE/MAX Millenium

RE/MAX Millenium

Pastel Colors/Dark Color Combos

Such colors, as creamy, light blue or green, brown (sand shade), yellow are pastel colors and these are often used on real estate websites. It is caused by the necessity to bring visitors to a good mood and showcase the photo galleries in the best perspective.

Ronald Stoute Real Estate

Ronald Stoute Real Estate

Another variant of designing a real estate website is to use dark blue or black. Such color palettes are rare, but successful they are because of the contrast: images look pretty cool on the dark background, plus light typography can be applied on the site.

Cherry Creek Properties

Cherry Creek Properties

These were the most common features that realty websites have, and now you can enjoy this small collection of various real estate designs taken from all over the Web:

ZipRealty

ZipRealty

This is a bright website designed in a white-and-orange color combo.

Realtor

Realtor

A good website with a search box over the Header image.

Doma Properties

Doma Properties

Here is a representative of dark website designs, but the pages’ are of a contrasting white tone.

Apartable

Apartable

A website with a huge image in the Header.

Real Estate Website Design

Real Estate Website Design

This website design is special for its non-standard navigation solution: the menu tabs are wide vertical ribbons with images.

Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker

A nice blue shade colors this real estate website.

Pangea Real Estate

Pangea Real Estate

This realty website is designed in a flat style and has a fashionable appeal.

Bronxville Real Estate

Bronxville Real Estate

This website in a pastel brown shade has an accurate sliding gallery on the front page.

55 Places

55 Places

This is a content-rich website with white and blue colors in design.

Koenig Rubloff Real Estate

Koenig Rubloff Real Estate

A clean website with a light image in the Header and a purple navigation bar.

Real Estate Revolution

Real Estate Revolution

Dark gray color looks perfect on this image-based website design. Green accents fit the theme great as well.

Douglas EllimanReal Estate

Douglas EllimanReal Estate

Simple and minimal website with an image slider on the home page.

The Force Realty

The Force Realty

This is a great website to browse, because it has all features users may wish. There is a map in the Header to search a property in an exact area. Plus, there is a catalog of properties with prices.

Century 21

Century 21

This is a website with large background images and concise content blocks with text.

Realty Website Design

Realty Website Design

This black website has a prominent background photo gallery and a user-friendly menu sidebar. In addition, the pictures from the gallery are provided with compact text sections.

Bozzuto

Bozzuto

This is another real estate website design with a light color scheme, and a user-friendly navigation.

Hawaii Real Estate

Hawaii Real Estate

A dream-like website design from Hawaii. You need to pick the island on the home page and then a page with a huge map opens together with a sidebar, where the properties are listed.

Nest Realty

Nest Realty

This is an original website with the use of big photographs.

Kirschner Wognbau

Kirschner Wognbau

This website is equipped with full-screen images on the background. The navigation bar here is simply white and the pages’ design is done perfectly with a transparency effect.

Viva Real

Viva Real

Here is a stylish website with a regular photographic Header and very creative Footer design.

Savvaidis Real Estate

Savvaidis Real Estate

A website with a wide use of vivid images and perfect sky blue color in design.

Colliers International

Colliers International

This is a trendy one-page website with parallax scrolling. Plus, the colors of this theme are bold and catchy.

I hope you find this collection enjoyable and inspiring. Please, share your thoughts on the real estate website design with me and leave your comments in the section below.