Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) has announced that Walk Score® is live and fully integrated with its connectMLS™ system. Walk Score® was successfully launched to nearly 40,000 MRED customers, who now have access to a tool experiencing mass adoption around the world.
MRED notes that Walk Score® is the only international measure of walkability. More than 10,000 websites use Walk Score® and it generates over four million scores each day. Walkability is very important to listing agents in promoting the location of properties for sale and to buyers’ agents in finding the appropriate properties for their clients. A Walk Score® now appears on every active listing in MRED’s MLS system.
Walk Score® can also calculate commute times to work, school, or the train station, i.e. anywhere. Four metrics are also generated: drive times and estimated annual fuel cost; public transit options and time frames; walk and bike time; and all of these with routes displayed on a map. With Walk Score® you get a map of the nearest amenities for every property, including schools, restaurants, grocery stores and more. Use the search function to find nearby places like “gyms” or “forest preserves.”
“Walk Score® is a great tool for selling properties,” says Chaz Walters of Coldwell Banker Residential in Chicago. “The more it is used, the more helpful it will become to real estate professionals and the consumer. It is great for Realtors® to have impressive third party sources that can convey objective information to buyers and sellers.”
“Part of our mission at MRED is to effectively and conveniently provide products and services to enhance our real estate professionals’ ability to serve the consumer,” says Russ Bergeron, CEO of MRED. “Walk Score® has fast become the standard for measuring walkability, and the opportunity to provide the Walk Score® and its other benefits within our MLS system was too good to pass up. We couldn’t be more pleased at the reception Walk Score® has received from our brokers, agents and appraisers.”
For more information, visit www.mredllc.com.