Local School Locations Added To REALTOR.ca
New school catchment information on REALTOR.ca will roll out nationally in phases, and is already available for Victoria and Vancouver. Coverage reached 80% of school boards in Canada by September. An additional feature allowing parents to search for a property within a particular school’s catchment area will be available later in the fall.
"When searching for a home, having supplementary school catchment areas available will help home buyers make better, more informed decisions when it comes to selecting a home that meets their families' needs," said James Mabey, a REALTOR® from Edmonton. "Consumers look beyond pricing, or the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and expect REALTOR.ca to have the latest information on a property."
Earlier this spring, CREA partnered with Local Logic to add neighbourhood-specific lifestyle information to REALTOR.ca property listings. Local Logic collects and shares location characteristics to assist prospective buyers and real estate professionals in finding just the right property. Scores including walkability, nearby transit, and street sound levels paint a virtual picture of the location before even setting foot on the property.
"We’re very excited to continue expanding our relationship with REALTOR.ca and work with them to develop meaningful products that showcase advances in Canadian real estate technology," stated Vincent-Charles Hodder, CEO of Local Logic.
To learn more about the new school catchment feature, visit REALTOR.ca and view the "Neighbourhood" details for a local listing.
[Information from CREA]