Real estate is a valuable and often expensive purchase. Copious research is done by home buyers before venturing out to acquire real estate. In this day and age, gathering information about a property is typically done online, and an effective and captivating website design can make or break a home sale. Home buyers want to see what they are potentially buying without having to take the time to travel to a property. Real estate websites typically contain a lot of images for this very purpose. Photo galleries allow website visitors to see what properties look like without having to leave their computer. Many real estate websites provide a property locator feature for home buyers to find properties for sale in areas they are interested in. Real estate property locator features are usually a Web form with various input fields such as property type, property features, price range, zip code, etc., so that you can easily narrow down your search to the exact type of property you are looking for.