SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc., today announced the launch of Yelp local amenity information and realtor.com® neighborhood trend data to help buyers get to know the community surrounding a potential new home.
Users can now view grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, drug stores, gas stations, and insurance companies directly on the property listing map for all realtor.com® for-sale homes. Map pins include the business's Yelp star rating to help potential buyers get a better understanding of the amenities in the area.
"Deciding on a potential neighborhood is often the first step in the home buying process," said Ryan O'Hara, chief executive officer for realtor.com®. "With the help of Yelp, we've enhanced our local data to take the anxiety out of living in a new area. Buyers now know exactly how close the nearest grocery store or coffee shop is to a potential new home before they even attend a showing."
Potential buyers can also now read up on the latest community statistics for more than 20,000 different cities on realtor.com® Local. A deeper understanding of a neighborhood's median list prices, time on market and price per square foot can help consumers have more informed discussions with their agent and make educated purchase decisions.
O'Hara added, "Adding an easy way for users to learn more about a specific community's housing market helps us empower buyers on their journey to homeownership."
Realtor.com® is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers, offering the most comprehensive database of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. As the official site of the National Association of REALTORS®, realtor.com® pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today helps make all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. For more information, visit realtor.com®.
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Lexie Puckett Holbert
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