US-based online real estate destination realtor.com has launched Yelp reviews and community specific housing trends to enhance the buyer search journey.
The News Corp-owned business which operates Move Inc says 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.
Realtor.com chief executive officer Ryan O'Hara says deciding on a potential neighborhood is often the first step in the home buying process.
"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 realtor.com® 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.