Google Partners with Yelp to Bring Buyers More Neighborhood Information

Aug 3, 2016 by® recently announced the launch of Yelp local amenity information and® neighborhood trend data to help buyers get to know the community surrounding a potential new home.

Users can now view grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, drug stores, gas stations, and insurance companies directly on the property listing map for all® for-sale homes. Map pins include the business’s Yelp star rating to help potential buyers get a better understanding of the amenities in the area.

“Deciding on a potential neighborhood is often the first step in the home buying process,” says Ryan O’Hara, chief executive officer for®. “With the help of Yelp, we’ve enhanced our local data to take the anxiety out of living in a new area. Buyers now know exactly how close the nearest grocery store or coffee shop is to a potential new home before they even attend a showing.”

Potential buyers can also now read up on the latest community statistics for more than 20,000 different cities on® Local. A deeper understanding of a neighborhood’s median list prices, time on market and price per square foot can help consumers have more informed discussions with their agent and make educated purchase decisions.

O’Hara adds, “Adding an easy way for users to learn more about a specific community’s housing market helps us empower buyers on their journey to homeownership.”

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