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.
The same good are photographs used in a full-screen mode. Image background is a nice design technique to adopt on a realty website.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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:
This is a bright website designed in a white-and-orange color combo.
A good website with a search box over the Header image.
Here is a representative of dark website designs, but the pages’ are of a contrasting white tone.
A website with a huge image in the Header.
This website design is special for its non-standard navigation solution: the menu tabs are wide vertical ribbons with images.
A nice blue shade colors this real estate website.
This realty website is designed in a flat style and has a fashionable appeal.
This website in a pastel brown shade has an accurate sliding gallery on the front page.
This is a content-rich website with white and blue colors in design.
A clean website with a light image in the Header and a purple navigation bar.
Dark gray color looks perfect on this image-based website design. Green accents fit the theme great as well.
Simple and minimal website with an image slider on the home page.
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.
This is a website with large background images and concise content blocks with text.
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.
This is another real estate website design with a light color scheme, and a user-friendly navigation.
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.
This is an original website with the use of big photographs.
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.
Here is a stylish website with a regular photographic Header and very creative Footer design.
A website with a wide use of vivid images and perfect sky blue color in design.
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.