Three Oaks Farm Redesign

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Three Oaks Farm is located on 52 acres in Forest Hill, Maryland and is family owned for more than 50 years. Their previous website was outdated and did not meet their current needs.

The redevelopment included a completely new, modern design that is desktop and responsive, mobile ready. It also added a mailing list feature, events calendar, ticket sales, and full eCommerce store.

It's not only gorgeous, it is converting at an exceptional rate. Since the new website has gone live, this client has seen a huge increase in products, event ticket sales, and mailing list sign ups.

Contact me to learn more about how I can help you achieve your goals of reaching more customers and increasing your effectiveness online.

Hidden Gem Vacation Home Redesign

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Property owners Jerry and Rita Porter contacted me wanting to make their website more functional and attractive to prospective vacation home renters. The website redevelopment included a complete visual makeover to modernize the appearance and more accurately represent the beauty of their home and the area. They also wanted feature their availability calendar directly on their own website, and provide vacation home seekers a means to receive information about bookings. The new and improved website showcases their chalet, met all of their requirements, and is fully responsive. Based on my recommendation, we added a video virtual tour.  We also added a method for visitors to join an email list to get updates about the home, which will increase their guest return rate.

"You did an excellent job. The home page is beautiful.  The contact us page is perfect - just what we need. You did an amazing job with the area page.  I think it will be so helpful. Love the pictures and that when one clicks on them there is so much more to see. Lisa, thank you so much for doing an outstanding job." - Jerry Porter

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