® Adds Yelp Reviews to Listings

August 3, 2016® announced Wednesday a new partnership with Yelp that allows home buyers to view online reviews of amenities near homes they're interested in.® also announced a new tool to help online shoppers find more neighborhood trend data to help become more familiar with a community.

"Deciding on a potential neighborhood is often the first step in the homebuying process,"® CEO Ryan O'Hara said in a statement. "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."

Users are also able to view nearby restaurants, drug stores, gas stations, and insurance companies on a map of listings, which includes the businesses' Yelp star rating.® Local, the tool that allows home shoppers to read up on the latest community statistics, includes information on median list prices, time on the market, and price per square foot. "Adding an easy way for users to learn more about a specific community's housing market helps us empower buyers on their journey to home ownership," O'Hara said.