The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) works closely with its REALTORS® to give buyers the best experience possible. CREA’s member
listing services (MLS®) website was developed to help buyers search and compare houses before visiting in person. A few years old, the website needed an update to accommodate the needs of the growing and competitive housing market.
Collaborating with the Akendi team has been a highlight. They were very knowledgeable and delivered interesting design options,
taking into consideration the overall journey for our users, all within time and budget restraints.
Vice President, Products & Services Marc Lafrance
To help homebuyers narrow their search, Akendi developed new parameters and redesigned the toolbar to accommodate more specific criteria,
such as property type, price range, bedrooms, listing history and more. The map function and sidebar
listings were redesigned to make it easier for buyers to search property types, and new icon sets were
designed to help buyers quickly assess the suitability of a property.
Akendi also helped integrate commercial listings into the site to meet the needs of commercial REALTORS® and buyers.
Finding the right house in the right neighbourhood is now faster and easier with the updated website.
Buyers can narrow their search, easily compare past searches and save preferred listings. CREA’s revamped MLS® website is improving the real estate experience for sellers, buyers and
REALTORS® alike by putting the dreams of the homeowner first.
Akendi is a human experience design firm, leveraging equal parts
experience research and creative design excellence. We provide
strategic insights and analysis about customer and user behaviour and
combine this knowledge with inspired design. The results enable
organizations to improve effectiveness, engage users and provide
remarkable customer experiences to their audiences.
Akendi is an Experience Thinking innovation firm in digital user experiences. We are UX specialists
consulting for companies and organizations. Located in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada as well as London and Cambridge, UK.