(It would be unprofessional to comment on this design, we'll let it speak for itself).
Here was our proposed new look:
Key things to emphasise:
- The map is centre-stage. Showing how local KevinHenry are, and drawing visitors in to exploring their property listings.
- The carousel of recent properties adds movements and interest - and conveys how fresh the listings are.
- Strong branding on the header, with simplified unthreatening navigation.
- Content rich footer - repeating key messages on every page of the website.
After some crafting, user and customer feedback and a little pragmatism, here is the end result:
Not a million miles away from the first concept, but with the search panel moved to the left for extra attention and the contrast backed off a little to make the overall effect easier on the eye.