Real estate portals and agent websites In Australia do a great job at providing property seekers with useful information about relevant property they are looking for. However, most of these websites limit their services there at providing only property information. This is in contrast to the leading real estate portals in US who provide property seekers with a plethora of helpful information about the local area.
Imagine searching for a property in Torquay and next to the property information being able to see how many restaurants, shops, schools , parks and what public transport is located around that property. Sounds great doesn’t it and almost too good to be true!
This is now possible through an application called WalkScore which allows this information to be displayed on any website. WalkScore has been around for a few years but has recently become popular due to an expansion in its database resulting in it becoming an extremely powerful and informative tool.
What is WalkScore “Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking.”
This is a great little application which can be easily inserted into a property listing page on all portals and agent websites. I haven’t seen this application added to any portals in Australia or agent websites, I wonder who will be first!