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Filter Your Home Search by School on REW

By Andrea Nazarian Oct 30, 2017

Our newest feature makes the home-searching experience easier for parents

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of an awesome new feature on Home seekers will be able to filter their search on our portal based on schools. The new feature gives prospective buyers the option to find properties based on proximity to their preferred public or private school.

According to research from the National Association of Realtors, 25% of home buyers listed school quality and 20% listed proximity to schools as deciding factors in their home purchase. With numbers like that, we knew it was important to add a school-based search function to our roster.

“Parents buying a home want to be able to search for properties near schools they’re interested in,” said Allen Moon, VP and General Manager, “Now on, home seekers can use a number of ways to look at properties close to both public and private schools.”

Key Features

·       Search properties by school name

School 1

·       View public and private schools in the area

Schools 3

·       See whether a property is in a catchment (scroll to bottom of listing)

Schools 2

·       Sort property by distance to a school

Schools 3

Home searchers will be able to view schools on our property map with icons. Click on any school icon to see its name and the grades it caters to. Each property listing on our portal will also display nearby schools and show you whether the property is in the school catchment area.

“ is continuously adding new dimensions to their portal to help people find the best property – taking into consideration far more than price and location,” said Tamara Baltic from Fiteni Baltic Real Estate Group. “The new search by school feature puts buyers looking for the right educational experience in the driver’s seat.”

Enter the name of a school in our search function and try out our new feature. We are always open to feedback.

Andrea Nazarian
Andrea is the Content and Social Media Specialist at Andrea has over five years of multi-industry experience in communications and content marketing. Originally from Toronto, Andrea moved to Vancouver in April 2016 and has been loving the West Coast life ever since.
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