Realtor.com® First to Add School Search in Significant Update to Mobile App
School is in session for realtor.com® as the online real estate leader rolls
out a significant mobile update, pioneering search-by-school functionality in
its successful iOS and Android apps
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Realtor.com^®, the leader in
online real estate operated by Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), today announced a
substantial update to its realtor.com^® mobile app for iOS and Android. In
addition to being the first to allow home buyers to target listings based on
schools and districts through its new school search functionality, the app now
boasts an array of updated capabilities, including new, intuitive navigation
elements and an enhanced map experience.
With realtor.com's search-by-school functionality, users can hone their home
search based on school or district boundaries and discover valuable
information on schools and districts of interest. Users can filter listings by
public schools, districts and private schools in just one tap.
"We understand that when searching for the perfect home for your family or
soon-to-be family, schools are an incredibly important consideration in the
home-hunting process," said Errol Samuelson, chief strategy officer of Move
and president of realtor.com^®. "We're excited to expand on the unparalleled
accuracy of our real estate app with the added school search capability.
Through industry-leading features like school search, we want to highlight our
commitment to delivering the best toolsavailableto help users find their
To ensure a streamlined and intuitive school search experience, the
realtor.com^® mobile app has been updated with the following:
oNearby Schools button on the home screen that leverages GPS to find
schools in surrounding areas
oSchool pins on an interactive map that display GreatSchools ratings and
assignment boundariesand the ability for users to search homes for sale
that fall within a particular school boundary
oSchools tab, which is displayed within each specific property listing,
providing granular information about the grades taught at each school,
student-teacher ratios and GreatSchools ratings
oCapability to search listings based on their assigned public school or
"Parents are increasingly relying on mobile apps for on-the-go house hunting,"
said Scott Boecker, chief product officer of Move. "The extra level of
customization enabled by school search helps streamline the process and ensure
that users are able to search homes in accordance with their top priorities."
In addition to being the first to bring the innovative school search
functionality to fruition, the realtor.com app provides a seamless user
experience, now empowering homebuyers to do the following:
oSelect tabs to view a specific listing's property tax, sales history and
additional school information
oDraw and save custom search areas directly on an interactive map
oEasily navigate using Locate Me, Satellite, Street and Hybrid view
selections in the map experience
oSign in to save searches and listings. Access saved items at your
convenience via mobile or online at www.realtor.com.
oUse Area Scout to see results and average values that update in parallel
with geographical movement
oConnect and search with real estate agents through collaborative search;
receive suggested listings, request showings and converse directly via the
integrated instant message feature
oKnow when a property is pending through a badge displayed on the listing
page (where available)
Mobile innovation has propelled realtor.com^® app growth. Over the past year,
the app has experienced a 67 percent increase in mobile page views and a more
than 130 percent jump in mobile photo views. The company's recent strides in
mobile are the latest in realtor.com's 17-year legacy that has included
cultivating relationships with more than 800 multiple listing services (MLSs),
more than any other real estate website. Through these connections,
realtor.com^® enables consumers to search 98 percent of all for-sale
properties listed in the U.S. With on-the-go access to this robust database
and approximately 90 percent of listings updated every 15 minutes, realtor.com
provides the most accurate and comprehensive information in the industry,
empowering consumers to find their home and find it first.
Operated by Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), realtor.com^® helps connect people with
the content, tools and expertise they need to find their perfect home.As the
official website of the National Association of REALTORS^®, realtor.com^®
empowers consumers to make the smartest decisions when it comes to finding a
home by leveraging direct connections with more than 800 MLSs to deliver the
most accurate and up-to-date listing information in neighborhoods across the
country, and by making timely and meaningful connections between consumers and
REALTORS^®. Whether through desktop, mobile, or tablet versions, realtor.com^®
is where home happens.
About Move, Inc.
Move, Inc. (MOVE), the leader in online real estate, operates: realtor.com^®,
the official website of the National Association of REALTORS^®; Move.com, a
leading destination for new homes and rental listings, moving, home and
garden, and home finance; ListHub™, the leading syndicator of real estate
listings; Moving.com™; SeniorHousingNet; SocialBios; TigerLead^®; and TOP
PRODUCER^® Systems. Move is based in San Jose, Calif.
SOURCE Move, Inc.
Contact: Jessa Moon, Move, Inc., +1-408-558-7211, Jessa.Moon@move.com
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