Just two months ago we shared that the Walk Score Professional network had passed 6,000 sites and we are thrilled to say that Walk Score Professional is now being used by over 8,000 sites. Wow! And thank you!
Why is Walk Score growing so fast? A recent study conducted by the National Association of Realtors indicated that commute times (we launched custom Commute Reports in February) and places to walk are two of the top three community characteristics for home shoppers. As NAR president Ron Phipps said, “many home buyers want walkable, transit-accessible communities.” Walkability matters!
But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some Walk Score Professional sites have to say:
- “For my buyers, walkability is almost equal to price as the most important criterion.” Stephanie Somers, Realtor at RE/MAX Access
“Walk Score increases engagement on our site.” Michael D’Alba, Director of Business Development, ForRent.com
“We implemented Walk Score in hours. It was significantly cheaper than building something similar ourselves.” Mark Silva, Development Lead, ZipRealty.com
“Walk Score helps us deliver more qualified leads for landlords.” Mark Moran, VP of Marketing, MyNewPlace.com