Consumers can now calculate commute times as part of their considerations when deciding where to buy a home. New functionality on Royal LePage’s national website, www.royallepage.ca, provides user-friendly, front-and-centre details on how long it takes to travel between a desired neighbourhood and work, or other frequently-visited places.
In the photo here, the map displays the area within a 30 minute walk of “The Forks, Winnipeg, MB.
Visitors to the site can use the “By Travel Time” tab prominently displayed on the homepage to enter a starting point, which can be a landmark, neighbourhood or specific address. For example, the landmark CN Tower in Toronto could be entered, or a neighbourhood such as Yaletown in Vancouver, or a specific address, such as a school. Once the starting location is set, a desired commute duration is entered, along with a mode of transportation, to begin the search. The result is a map, overlaid with property listings.
“We know that for many homebuyers, one of the biggest considerations is commute times,” says Carolyn Cheng, Chief Operation Officer of Royal LePage. “The travel between home and work or a frequently-visited spot really matters to people, and this functionality answers that need with ease of use and prominent positioning on our national website.”
The new feature adds another layer of functionality to help consumers with the many decisions they will make in the process of buying a home.
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Serving Canadians since 1913, Royal LePage is the country’s leading provider of services to real estate brokerages, with a network of over 16,000 real estate professionals in more than 600 locations nationwide. Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company to have its own charitable foundation, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, dedicated to supporting women’s and children’s shelters and educational programs aimed at ending domestic violence. Royal LePage is a Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. company, a TSX-listed corporation trading under the symbol TSX:BRE. For more information visit: royallepage.ca
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