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Walk This Way With Walk Score Information

July 2, 2012  |  by Diane Ives

Have you heard of Walk Score? If not, you may be missing out on valuable marketing information. The term “location efficiency” has become an important consideration for today’s buyers. The Walk Score helps buyers assess how  walkable a particular location is. At a glance, you can view how far the nearest grocery store, gas station and even Starbucks is!  More than just walkability, it’s an insight to daily life in a home.  Walk Score helps clients answer questions like:  Is Starbucks on the way to work? Can the kids walk to school? What’s the closest public transit option?

Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability (how friendly an area is to walking).

Walk Score:

90-100 means daily errands do not require a car.

70-89 many errands can be accomplished on foot.

50-60 some amenities are within walking distance

25-49 the location is car dependent but there are some amenities within walking distance.

0-24 car dependent and just about all errands require a car.

See more at www.walkscore.com.  If you work in more rural areas, Walk Score can still help. Many small towns may have a high Walk Score. Some buyers seek a low Walk Score and will say, “Just what I want, away from it all”.

Every listing in HomesDatabase.com has a Tab that displays the Walk Score of the property but did you ever consider entering the Walk Score in the Internet Remarks of your listings?

Xactsite Websites display the Walk Score for your clients on every listing. Give your renter and buyer clients Xactly what they are looking for- a powerful search tool with important Walk Score information.

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3 responses to “Walk This Way With Walk Score Information”

  1. Doug Francis says:

    Walk scores can be very helpful, as long as the stores are nice. One client joked that back in his single-days he had to walk past the "un-Safeway" everyday to work!

  2. RK Thomas says:

    Does MRIS have a walkscore on the typical listing sheet?

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