Case study

Filling 100% of properties every year since launch

Southampton based student letting agency, City Estates have provided accommodation to over 4,000 students in the city and pride themselves on giving students 'homes' not 'houses'.
Nick Basra
Nick Basra

"We have worked with Rubber Duckers for the best part of 6 years now and the whole team stand out for their work and efforts to keep us happy as customers. Chris has a fantastic creative mind and constantly generates new ideas and concepts, which keeps us staying dynamic. Ross always does a superb job at capturing content, with a very quick turn-around. We look forward to continue working with the team for many years to come."

The problem

Today’s students look online for their student accommodation and, as a local company, City Estates needed a way to showcase their properties in a way that competes with halls managed and marketed by national companies.

The solution

We supported with a new website with property listings, professional interior photography and testimonial videos with ongoing support ensuring the content stays up to date after refurbishments.


Wordpress website
Testimonial videos
Videos of properties
Photography of properties
Property pages
Dynamic map
Hosting and ongoing support
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A user friendly, mobile-responsive website was needed to allow City Estates to easily display all their properties and information.
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Property management system
Behind the scenes management of property info, their availability and visual content had to be easy for the estate agency staff to manage.
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Video tours & testimonials
Having testimonial videos allowed prospective tenants to hear from past and current tenants on the level of care the landlord gives.
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Crucial to any property business. High quality imagery of each house was important to capture.