Prominent links on the front page direct users to the appropriate sections for Premier Properties, commercial properties, property rentals, new build homes and holiday lets.
A prominent search box on the front page allows users to search the HSPC property register by geographical area and also by the date properties were added to the register.
One of the most important innovations, however, is the new general search box at the top of the front page. This allows site users to type in a search phase which includes quite specific requirements.
The search phrase can include location name or postcode, the type of house, number of bedrooms, price bracket and even particular features, like whether the house has a sea view.
The website will analyse these requirements and return a list of properties that match the criteria. To make it easier to repeat the search on a future visit, the search term can be saved.
A new Property Match service, listed under the tools menu at the top of the front page, enables users to receive an email every time a property that matches their requirements, is added to the register.
To set up the property match, users simply add markers to the map, note whether they are looking for properties for sale or to let, then add a property type, number of bedrooms and maximum price. Every time a property that matches the criteria is added to the register, the user will receive an email.
With a huge increase in the number of users accessing websites from mobile devices, the new HSPC website diverts browsers on mobile devices to a specially-designed mobile page. This has a tab structure optimised for smaller screens, offering a search facility along with listings of the latest properties for sale and for rent.
HSPC, the leaders in Highland properties sales for more than 30 years, represents solicitor estate agency firms throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.