Web Development for Real Estate Industry Social Platform
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A quick introduction on the buyer’s organisation
I’m the CEO of RealConnex, which is a website that connects the ecosystem of the real estate community together. It’s like LinkedIn for real estate professionals. The website helps users find connections, capital, and services. They can post, search, raise capital, invest or lend, showcase services, buy, sell or lease, and network on the website.
What challenge were you trying to address with DS Xpress, Inc.?
We needed a technology partner.
What particular tasks were DS Xpress, Inc. responsible for?
They’re developing our website with a PHP framework. It’s a login system. It’s very comprehensive and operates like LinkedIn.
Was there a dedicated team?
We have a discrete team, they’re a separate team dedicated to just my project. There are 12–13 people. It’s a full-stack team with front- and backend developers, HTML professionals, and designers. There’s a project management team as well.
How did you come to work with DS Xpress, Inc.?
I met them at a meeting in Miami.
What are you approximate expents (if diclosed)?
We’ve spent $4 million.
What is the final result of working with DS Xpress, Inc.?
We began working together in March 2013 and the work is ongoing.
Are there any measureable or evident results?
The connections built on the website have resulted in billions of dollars of deals. There are a couple of million interactions on the website per month. It could be the biggest website in the world for professionals in the real estate industry.
We’ve had a few iterations of the website, and there are no issues with bugs and crashes.
How did DS Xpress, Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?
We use Skype and Jira.
What is (from your point of view) the key factor to pay attention while dealing with DS Xpress, Inc.?
They’re very interactive and very willing to help. They’re an excellent, engaged partner. They’re a good bunch of people.
What aspects of their work would you like to get improved?
Do you have any advice for potential clients?
Communicate with them. Make sure you have a very tight grasp of what you’re doing. Know the outcome that you’re striving for in exquiwebsite detail. Test rigorous timelines.