In 2007, the Victoria Real Estate Board partnered with Sage Internet Solutions to redesign our public-facing web site www.vreb.org. We chose Sage because of their thorough and structured approach to the design and development of the new site. This began with a detailed discussion of our target audience, a thoughtful reassembly of a significant amount of site content and the wireframing of all key elements. We were particularly impressed with the detailed functional specification that was delivered prior to the commencement of detailed design and coding. As a result of the time invested up-front, there were no surprises during the development, testing and deployment phases.
In 2008 and 2009, Sage was the obvious partner to help us develop www.OpenHousesVictoria.ca, a part of our public-facing web site. This site makes open house data from the Victoria Real Estate Board’s MLS® System available to the public via an intuitive, search engine designed by Sage to our specification. Open house data is fed to the site every few minutes. Our analytics show that OpenHousesVictoria.ca gets consistent traffic equal to all other parts of the site combined. By this measure alone, we feel the site is achieving our goals for it.
That our relationship with Sage continues to grow is a testament to their responsiveness to our evolving web needs.
Victoria Real Estate Board