Responsive, mobile-first site design

Sirois Kaua'i

Innovation, experience, and class on the Garden Isle

Sirois Kaua'i Website Screen Capture

The Sirois Group

project scope:

Site redesign and complete redevelopment including hosting and MLS feed upgrades


Feeling constricted by their previous website platform’s lack of flexibility, and aggravated by what seemed like a revolving door of account managers, the Sirois Group was also under pressure from their MLS due to a deadline for migrating property feeds to the new industry standard RESO API from traditional IDX feed technology.

The Sirois Group is a dynamic team of real estate professionals serving the Garden Isle of Kauai. Our goal was to create a comprehensive online portal that seamlessly integrated MLS data, provided advanced search functionality, and offered an immersive user experience across devices. In addition, we promised them a platform so flexible that any usability feature or marketing idea could be easily implemented. Here are some of the solution we put in place:

MLS Integration: We successfully integrated the HIS MLS data feed using Hawai’i Information Service MLS’ new RESO based API. This marks a significant departure from the antiquated IDX feed model and provides increased functionality as well as speed and data security. A custom data synchronization mechanism was developed to fetch and update property listings in real-time, ensuring that users had access to the latest information on available properties.

Responsive Mobile-first Design: Leveraging modern front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap and SCSS, we implemented a responsive design that automatically adjusted the layout and content of the website based on the user's device. This resulted in a seamless user experience across desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Moreover, the website complies with all relevant regulatory requirements, including data protection regulations such as GDPR or CCPA, and provides transparent terms of service and privacy policies.

Advanced Search Functionality: We designed and implemented sophisticated search features that allow users to refine their property search based on a wide range of criteria. These efficiently processed user queries retrieve relevant listings from the database, delivering highly targeted results tailored to each user's preferences.

Interactive Map Integration: Interactive maps were seamlessly integrated into the property listings and elsewhere on the site using the Google Maps API, providing users with a visual representation of property locations and general familiarity with the island of Kaua’i. This feature enhances property visualization and allows users to explore nearby amenities and attractions.

The successful implementation of these solutions culminated in a powerful real estate platform that offers prospective homebuyers an immersive and user-friendly experience. By bridging the gap between MLS data and user engagement, the website has become a valuable resource for individuals seeking to explore and invest in the vibrant real estate market of Kaua'i.

  • Real Estate Standards Organization
  • Internet Data Exchange
  • WordPress
  • Expression Engine
  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • MySQL
  • SASS
  • Google Workspace