Homesnap has added a commute feature, “Search by Commute,” to its search site, with which agents and consumers can search for properties by multiple household members’ commute times, and have the ability to save, sync and share searches with others across iOS and Android devices and the web. The feature, powered by statistical analysis and real-time traffic information and machine-learning technology, is available at no additional cost.
“Where to buy a house is a function of where and how you live,” says Guy Wolcott, co-founder of Homesnap and chief engineer of the feature. “Many households have two full-time working adults and face traffic jams and long commutes. It can be difficult to figure out where to buy a home. With our new Search by Commute feature, agents and homebuyers can easily find the best place to live based on where they work and spend their time.”
Users can input up to five destinations to generate the search results, such as multiple employers, schools, daycare facilities, gyms or any other location of importance. Homesnap will highlight all neighborhoods that are within the maximum drive time from all of the combined locations, even if they are not contiguous.
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