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Rachel Payne "

With extraordinary levels of competition within our industry, including that of the property portals, it is imperative that the online representation of our properties and our brand is impeccable. The team at Boson have ensured that this has become a reality. 

We have the UK’s best independent property website, as voted for by The Sunday Times and a board of industry experts, and it would not have been possible without Boson Media.

Rachel Payne ScottFraser
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About ScottFraser

ScottFraser

ScottFraser are an Oxford based Estate Agents and Letting Agent.

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A property website Content Management System providing:

  • Integrated property feeds with multi-site sales and lettings software applications
  • Bespoke CMS and SEO* tools

Scottfraser reported benefits including national awards, increased lettings enquiries and higher value instructions

*SEO = Search Engine Optimisation, AKA Google friendliness

Challenge: Increase visitors, enhance reputation and increase market share 

Scottfraser wanted to build on their growing reputation with a market-leading website that set them apart from their competitors.  With increasing competition in their area, and a reduced number of buyers in the market, it was important to stand out.  Scottfraser identified that winning a national award would support this process.

Solution: A bespoke Content Management System and SEO tools

A new Content Management System allowed the Scottfraser marketing team to create and manipulate online content, intuitively and immediately - And to focus that content on specific key phrases for Google and other search engines. 

Impact: Google ranking, enquiries and instructions increased

The new website quickly improved Google ranking, and enquiries and instructions soon increased.  The average property value in the sales portfolio is now 30% higher than before launch, and lettings enquiries have increased dramatically.

Sunday Times Award

Scott Fraser won Gold in the Best UK Technology and Online category at the Sunday Times Letting Agency of the Year Award.

This bespoke Intranet web app (application) is built on the open source platform 'LAMP' (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP 5) and developed using Zend Framework (ZF). Find out more about Zend Framework and why we use it in our developer blog post: www.bosonmedia.net/blog/2010/09/why-we-use-zend

Other technical features include:

  • API integration with 3rd party propoerty software
  • Scheduled tasks ('Cron jobs') and automated reports