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MRED integrates WalkScores into MLS

MRED ups its game

Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) has announced that Walk Score® is live and fully integrated with its connectMLS™ system, now available to nearly 40,000 MRED customers. Walk Score® is the only international measure of walkability with over 10,000 websites using the scoring system from IDX and real estate search options to MLS systems, generating four million scores every day.

Now, a Walk Score® appears on every active listing in MRED’s MLS system and the system can calculate commute times, drive times, public transit options and time frames, as well as walk and bike times so that consumers can make better decisions about their home purchase.

“I have been including Walk Score® in the marketing of my listings and directing my clients to the site for a while now,” said Andrea Geller of Coldwell Banker Residential in Chicago. “Walk Score® is the best site for neighborhood information, especially in an urban area. The partnership between Walk Score® and MRED removes the necessity to go outside the listing to obtain the neighborhood information the consumer is expecting. This addition to MRED is another example of how our regional MLS is striving to provide the real estate professional and our customers one stop/click service.”

“Walk Score® is a great tool for selling properties,” said 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.”

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“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,” said 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.”

Tara Steele is the News Director at The American Genius, covering entrepreneur, real estate, technology news and everything in between. If you'd like to reach Tara with a question, comment, press release or hot news tip, simply click the link below.


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