About the client
propertyskipper was formed in January 2013 and originally operated as a property portal dedicated to Bermuda. Following early success, the portal expanded to include the Caribbean island of Barbados.
Property Webmasters, part of the mm&d group, worked closely with propertyskipper in the company’s infancy, including developing the branding to support the business launch.
The main area of the project involved building the property portal from scratch as well as developing the front end of the website, managing the property feed and providing ongoing technical support.
To show their commitment to the project, the Property Webmasters team travelled to Bermuda to meet the client face-face, something Peter Goodall, Director, propertyskipper appreciated:
We found the staff at Property Webmasters very approachable and clear at all stages of the project. We have developed a good working relationship with them since. From the beginning they were very supportive of the project and we were delighted to host them for the launch in Bermuda. They even returned the hospitality with a night around Durham!”
With the marketing support of Property Webmasters, propertyskipper exceeded their own objectives in the first year of trading. They were the number one property portal in Bermuda which accounted for over 90% of the available listings. The success of the award winning site led to several other Caribbean-based companies working with Property Webmasters. Jamie Arthur, Director, Property Webmasters has overseen the development of the portal:
The platform has evolved many times to suit the needs of various clients in the Caribbean. Our approach has meant that we are able to adjust a range of functions to meet the needs of the consumer.”
Property Webmasters and properyskipper continue to work together and Jamie and the team are looking forward to developing new projects in the coming years, with the portal likely to include more islands in the Caribbean.
The project has been a very rewarding development that at times has tested the skills of our team, from design/branding right through to ongoing website maintenance. We are proud to be a part of such a successful project.”